Shelby H. Nikoloff



Direct: 312.696.1371


Areas of Practice

Trust, Estate & Taxation

Shelby Nikoloff joined Golan Christie Taglia as an associate in 2023 and concentrates her practice on trust and estate planning. She provides cost-effective, tax-efficient solutions and supports clients in the creation of wills, trusts and estate administration. In addition, her practice includes the litigation of wills, trusts, and guardianships.

In addition, Shelby has considerable experience practicing in the areas of family law, divorce litigation and consumer litigation. She earned her law degree from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where she served on the Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution Honors Council and Trial Team. Shelby is also graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Prior to joining GCT, Shelby was an associate at a Chicago-based family law firm.


UIC Law (formerly The John Marshall Law School), J.D., 2020

  • Certificates in Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution Honors Council and Trial Team

Michigan State University, B.A., Criminal Justice, 2013


Illinois, 2021


Illinois State Bar Association, member

  • Young Lawyers Division, 2020 – present

Chicago Bar Association, member, 2020 – present

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