Family Owned Law Firm
Attorney Thomas Shie grew up in Davenport, Iowa, and graduated from Davenport West High School. During high school, Tom played on the varsity tennis team and worked part time in the Sports Department at the Quad City Times Newspaper. At the University of Iowa, Tom was a member of Acacia Fraternity serving as Treasurer for two years, worked part time at the Dental Science Building during school, and graduated from the University of Iowa Business School with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting. Tom then attended law school at IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law in the Chicago Loop, was a member of law review, worked part time as a law clerk for two Chicago law firms during law school, and was admitted to the prestigious Order of Coif for graduating in the top 10% of his graduating class. Tom became an attorney at age 25, licensed in both Iowa and Illinois.
After working for 16 months as an associate attorney for a law firm in Rock Island, Illinois, Tom left the firm to begin his own law firm at the Priester Building in Davenport. In the beginning of his solo practice, Tom employed no staff and handled all scheduling, clerical, and attorney duties himself. After practicing completely independent for about two years, Tom joined an office-sharing arrangement with Attorneys Ted Priester, Realff Ottesen (now retired), and Mike Walton (whom currently is the Scott County Attorney). Tom still practices with Attorney Ted Priester as Shie Law Office, P.C., and Priester & Shie (an association of sole practitioners).
Tom has nearly 30 years of experience and expertise in the legal areas of estates and transactional law, including estate planning, decedents’ estates such as Probate and Trust administration, residential and commercial real estate transactions, business law including formation and business transactions, and contracts drafting and contract law.
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Thomas E. Shie
IIT CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1991
Law Review Member, 1989-1991
Graduated with High Honors and was admitted to the prestigious Order of Coif for graduating in the top 10% of his graduating class.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, 1988
Licensed to practice in Iowa and Illinois.
Community Involvement & Affiliations
RIDGECREST RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Board of Directors, 2011-present
MOLINE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 403B INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Advisory Committee member, 2011-present
DAVENPORT METRO CLUB SWIM TEAM
Board of Directors, 2008-2013
IOWA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
SCOTT COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
IOWA TITLE GUARANTY
ILLINOIS ATTORNEYS TITLE GUARANTY
Educated as a Paralegal, Melody provides services primarly in the areas of commercial real estate and residential real estate including title insurance underwriting. Melody has served on the Paralegal Advisory Board of a local university. Melody has been with Shie Law since 2003.
Trained as a Legal Assistant, Darla provides services primarily in the areas of business law (corporation and limited liability companies), probate, decedent’s estates, and residential real estate. Darla has been with Shie Law since 2009.
Emma prepares final title policies for real estate transactions, works on Estate Planning Documentation, and manages electronic marketing, office databases, and filing. Emma is currently in her third and final year of law school at IIT - Chicago Kent Law School (where Tom Shie attended) and plans to return to Davenport after graduating to work alongside her father, Tom Shie.