University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2017, cum laude
DePaul University, B.A., 2013, magna cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi
Many may remember the infamous question we were asked when we were younger, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” For most young children at that age, they believe they can be anything and do anything. While many young children dream of becoming a famous singer or actress on TV, Sheeroz Kamran had a different dream than most.
For as long as she can remember, Sheeroz Kamran always wanted to be a lawyer. It first stemmed from her parents telling her she was good at arguing as a young girl. But, as she grew older, she knew it was more than just her young self’s childhood dream. Sheeroz realized it wasn’t only about the “arguing” aspect or the prestigious career title that was enticing to her. Over time, she found practicing law was the perfect fit for all the components she enjoyed about school—the research, writing, negotiation, and interacting with others. Her participation in speech and debate in high school, followed by her experience working for a law firm in college cemented her drive to become a lawyer.
Sheeroz grew up in a family that built a business from the ground up and she saw first-hand how the law affected business owners. Interestingly enough, the business her father started was in the transportation industry—a taxi affiliation. As a Commercial Transportation and Logistics attorney, Sheeroz speaks the language of the transportation industry and has a first-hand understanding of the issues facing her clients.
An important life lesson that was imparted growing up was that you always have to work hard. Sometimes in life you’re simply just lucky, but Sheeroz learned early on that you can create some of your own luck from hard work and determination.
For her, going the extra mile means not giving up when things get tough. Instead, Sheeroz will find unique solutions to solve complex issues—and she will not give up until she has. It was the strong work ethic and perseverance she learned from her father that motivated Sheeroz to make her own success story.