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I have fought the government since 1974 and detailed how they were taking our Freedom away. My new book "Rebel In The Courtroom" provides the stories. Worth a read if any of you have finally understood that the government is trying to make us slaves.
SHELDON (SHELLY) WAXMAN
POB 309, SOUTH HAVEN, MI 49090-0309
WEBSITES: www.thelawyer.info , www.independentcontractor.info
EDUCATION: University of Illinois, B.A. (1963); DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (1965). SCHOLASTIC HONOR: Member, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity. ACADEMIC HONOR: Case note Editor, DePaul Law Review. Post-College: Advanced Diplomat, Court Practice Institute of Chicago.
BAR ADMISSIONS: U.S. Supreme Court (1976), U.S. Court of Appeals--6th, 7th, 9th and 10th Circuits, Trial Bar-U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Supreme Courts of Illinois (1965) and Michigan (1985).
SPECIALIZED BACKGROUND: Former Trustee in Bankruptcy, Federal Defender (Chicago and Grand Rapids) Executive Club of Chicago Reception Committee, Appearance before Senator Montoya's Special Hearings Committee on IRS Abuses, 1978, House Ways and Means Committee Appearance on New Tax Proposals, 1978, Staff Meeting, Joint Committee on Taxation-regarding Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978, "Q" Clearance-Atomic Energy Commission, Confidential Clearance Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marquis', Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in the World, Former Member Michigan Assigned Appellate Counsel, Civil Mediator (Van Buren, Kalamazoo & Berrien Counties). Former Member, Mediation Committee Kalamazoo Bar Association, Former DePaul University Alumni Association, Founder, Freedom Lawyers of America. Speaker: American College of Trial Lawyers (1997), Seminar Speaker, Independent Contractor Issue, Freedom Lawyers of America Blog Manager and contributor.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Collection of documents archived in the Laird Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements of the Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas.
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Sole Practitioner (1974-2012), (1971-1974), Assistant U.S. Attorney (Chicago), Staff Attorney, Argonne IL, National Laboratory (1968-1971), (1967- 1968) Supervisory Attorney, Montrose Legal Aid Bureau (Chicago), (1965-1967) Attorney, Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School.
PUBLICATIONS: Comment, 12 DePaul Law Review 263, Attorney-Client Privilege: Does It Apply To Corporations, Case note, 12 DePaul Law Review 351 (1963): "Real Property--Business Compulsion, Exaction of Overpayment", Book Review, Julian Jaynes, "The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind", Vol. 434 Annals, American Academy of Political and Social Science, p. 239 (Nov. 1977), Co-authored Articles Trial Magazine, ATLA (Spring, 1979) also appearing in Barrister and Law Notes of the American Bar Association, Lincoln Award, Illinois State Bar Association writing contest: November, 1977 Illinois Bar Journal. "Conflict in Illinois Courts on Choice of Law Theory--Is It Lex Loci Delictus or Substantial Interest", Articles in The Decalogue Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2 at p. 8 (Fall/Winter, 1976-77)--"State Liability for Commission of Federal Civil Rights Violations By Its Employees" and Vol. 26 (Winter-Spring at p. 16 (Winter/Spring 1979-80)--"Tax Complexity v. Simplicity", Memoir, "In the Teeth of the Wind--A Study of Power and How to Fight It" (2002), "The New Z Letter" (1980-81); Books: "All Anybody Needs to Know About Independent Contracting"; Co-Author of the Trilogy: "The Case Adventures of Sam Cohen, J.D"--"The Black Messiah Murders"; "Piranhas on the Loose"; "The Josephus Enigma"; "Rebel In The Courtroom"; "Independent Contractor: Why and How", Screenplay: "The Raid".
NOTEWORTHY REPORTED CASES: Marchlik v. Coronet Insurance Co., 239 N.E. 2d 299 (Illinois Supreme Court, 1968); Vitale v. INS, 463 F.2d 579 (7th Cir. 1972); Ramirez v. Weinberger, 365 F. Supp 105 (3 judge, N.D. IL. 1973), aff'd. Per Curiam, 415 U.S. 970; U.S. v. Lomar Discount, Ltd., 61 F.R.D.aff'd. 498 F.2d 1404 (7th Cir. 1974); U.S. v. Dema, 544 F.2d 1373 (7th Cir., 1976); Board of Election Commissioners of Chicago v. Libertarian Party of Illinois, 591 F. 2d 22, Swygert dissenting (7th Cir. 1978); U.S. ex. Rel. Stewart v. Scott, 501 F.Supp.53 (N.D.IL., 1980); Powe v. City of Chicago and County of Cook, 664 F.2d 639 (7th Cir.1982); Dema v. Feddor, 470 F. Supp. 152 (N.D. IL, 1979, aff'd. 661 F.2d 936); Tabcor Sales Clearing, Inc. v. Dept. of Treasury, 471 F. Supp. 436 (N.D. IL, 1979;Tabcor Sales Clearing, Inc. v. U.S., 723 F. 2d 26 (7th Cir. 1983); Illinois v. Gorman, 421 N.E.2d 228 and 444 N.E.2d 776 (1st District IL App. Ct., 1982 and 1983); In Re. G.J. Witnesses, Salas and Waxman, 695 F.2d 359 (9th Cir. 1982); U.S. v. Verkuilen, 690 F. 2d 648 (7th Cir. 1982); U.S. v. Stout, 601 F.2d 325 (7th Cir.1979); Appeal of Shelly Waxman, 661 F. 2d 937 (7th Cir. 1982); Tabcor Sales Clearing, Inc. v. U.S, 728 F.2d 26 (7th Cir 1983); Lipsey v. Chicago Cook County Criminal Justice Commission, 629 F.Supp.955 (N.D. IL, 1986) 935 (N.D. IL, 1986); Lipsey v. IL Human Rights Commission, 510 N.E. 2d 1226 (1st Dist. IL Appellate Court, 1987); Chief Trial Attorney, Michigan v. Fisher, 483 N.W. 2d 452 (MI Appellate Court, 1992); U.S. v. Irwin Schiff, Unpublished, Docket #06-10199, (9th Cir. 2007).
ACTIVITIES: Past Vice-President, South Haven Center for the Arts, Libertarian Candidate for Illinois Attorney General (1978), Member Downer's Grove Architectural Commission, JAA Sponsor, Soccer Coach, Referee and Announcer, Marathon Runner, Instructor--Introduction to Political Science--Grand Valley State University, Instructor for the Paralegal Institute, Shotgun Trap Shooting, Member South Haven Gun Club.
HISTORY OF PRACTICE: I have been engaged in the sole practice of law, along with associates throughout the United States. We have a boutique practice. Our emphasis has been on Major and Complex civil and criminal, state and federal litigation, Federal Tax and Constitutional and Libertarian litigation.
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AVAILABLE FOR LECTURES AND GUEST APPEARANCES: The Process of the Law, Stages of Revolution, Independent Contracting, Writing Mystery Books, Screenplays, and Book Reviews. I have appeared on over 100 Talk Radio and TV Shows.