Shayla Louise Maatuka transitioned her private practice in Urbana into the partnership of Dodd & Maatuka. She currently serves as managing partner for the firm. She combines her expertise as an entrepreneur - successfully establishing four businesses - with the practice of law, concentrating on civil and commercial litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, as well as business litigation.
Her passion for the community helps others achieve their goals through entrepreneurship. She formerly sat on the boards of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, the Executive Club of Champaign County, and the Champaign County Urban League. Shayla earned her law degree from the University of Illinois and has been practicing law since 2004.
Qualifications and Areas of Practice
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL, J.D.: 2003
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, B.S.: 1995
State of Illinois Supreme Court: 2004 - present
United States Northern and Central District of Illinois Court: 2005 - present
50% personal injury litigation
30% civil litigation
10% real estate litigation
10% general practice
90% of practice devoted to litigation
Professional Associations and Activities
East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, former board member, 2005 - present
Executive Club of Champaign County, former board member, 2009 - present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, ISBA
Champaign County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association - 2004 to present
Handled several pro bono cases involving guardianship, abuse and neglect, and family law, 2004 - present
Former Real Estate Management Company
Real estate seminar instructor
Will and estate planning seminar instructor
Mettler studios, Inc Board member 2014 - present
Visit Champaign County Board, Vice-Chair 2016-2017
Honors and Awards
Leadership Illinois, class of 2013
Central Illinois Business Magazines Annual 40 Under 40 Award recipient, 2011
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
About Our Practice
Since 1974, locally owned Dodd & Maatuka has provided residents in the area with caring and professional legal services.
With over 100 years of combined experience, our highly trained and resourceful attorneys have the knowledge you can trust to assist you with all your legal matters.
We are proud members of the Illinois State Bar Association.