Practice Focus


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2005

B.A., University of Illinois, 2002

  • Study abroad, Panchgani, India

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Shelly Geppert is of counsel at Eimer Stahl LLP.  Shelly concentrates her practice in civil litigation with a focus on environmental, products liability and toxic tort matters.  Shelly defends a major oil company in ongoing state and multidistrict litigation involving federal and state statutory claims and common law tort claims arising from alleged widespread contamination of groundwater by a gasoline component.  Shelly handles a wide variety of discovery and expert related issues, including deposing witnesses and working with testifying and consulting experts.  

Shelly is currently a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee.  Shelly also serves as a Vice Chair for the Section's Fall Conference Planning Committee and is the Section representative on the ABA Working Group on Task Based Billing Codes.

Shelly is also a Field Associate of The Field Museum of Chicago.  As a Field Associate, Shelly works with other young professionals to promote and support the Museum's scientific endeavors. 

Highlighted Cases

Represents a major oil company in ongoing state and multidistrict litigation involving claims of nuisance, negligence, trespass and natural resource damages.