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Hoeppner Wagner & Evans adds Shelbie Byers as associate

Shelbie J. ByersHoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP is pleased to announce that Shelbie J. Byers has joined the firm as an associate. 

Ms. Byers, who is located in the firm’s Merrillville office, focuses her practice on Labor & Employment Law and Litigation. Prior to joining Hoeppner Wagner & Evans, Ms. Byers was an associate at the Chicago office of Proskauer Rose LLP where she represented clients before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies in a variety of labor and employment matters. Previous to her employment with Proskauer, she was employed as an Associate attorney in the Employment and Labor Group of Sidley Austin LLP. 

Ms. Byers received her law degree summa cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law in May 2008 where she was a member of the Hispanic Law Students Association, a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and an Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity Fellow (one of thirty in the State.) Shelbie was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Valparaiso University Law Review.

Ms. Byers is licensed to practice in the States of Indiana and Illinois. 

“We are excited that Shelbie has chosen to join our firm,” noted William F. Satterlee, III, Managing Partner of Hoeppner Wagner & Evans. “Shelbie has a solid educational background and experience in the legal field that will lead her into a successful career as a member of our team.” 

The law firm of Hoeppner Wagner & Evans has been rooted in Northwest Indiana for more than 100 years. The firm handles litigation and business matters including labor negotiations, employment law, insurance defense, commercial real estate transactions, probate and estate planning. For more information, visit the Hoeppner Wagner & Evans web site at

Posted on January 14, 2013 by Chris Bonjean
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