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Brendan Shiller has opened the Westside Justice Center./Photo by Shia Kapos 0

Another Shiller fights the good fight

August 31st, 2017

Another Shiller is championing the little guy. Meet Brendan Shiller, son of Helen Shiller, the former alderman who advocated for the downtrodden in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

The younger Shiller has opened a law firm on the West Side along with a few other small firms and legal-focused nonprofits.

They’ve named the building the Westside Justice Center. It has a nice ring to it, Shiller tells me. But it’s come to have a deeper meaning for area residents needing help with property taxes, unpaid water bills, child support, landlord-tenant problems and expungements.

So many residents have sought pro bono advice from Shiller’s Shiller Preyar LLC law firm that he formed a nonprofit with volunteer attorneys to handle their cases. It’s named, naturally, the Westside Justice Center and is also located in the building.

Shiller’s mom is a familiar face there, too. She’s helping a former convict/chef open the Dram Chef restaurant in the building.

Get more details on Brendan Shiller’s story in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

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