Shayla Maatuka – Champaign Estate Planning Attorney

Shayla Maatuka |

Maatuka Al-Heeti Emkes LLC

(217) 356-9500

2102 Windsor Place
Suite 1
Champaign, IL 61820

Shayla Maatuka | Maatuka Al-Heeti Emkes LLC


Firm Summary

Shayla Louise Maatuka transitioned her private practice in Urbana into the partnership of Maatuka Al-Heeti Emkes LLC. She currently serves as managing partner for the firm. She combines her expertise as an entrepreneur – successfully establishing four businesses – with the practice of law, concentrating on civil and commercial litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation, as well as business litigation.

Her passion for the community helps others achieve their goals through entrepreneurship. She formerly sat on the boards of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, the Executive Club of Champaign County, and the Champaign County Urban League. Shayla earned her law degree from the University of Illinois and has been practicing law since 2004. 


  •  East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, former board member, 2005 – present 
  • Executive Club of Champaign County, former board member, 2009 – present 
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, ISBA 
  • Champaign County Bar Association 
  •  Illinois State Bar Association – 2004 to present 
  • Handled several pro bono cases involving guardianship, abuse and neglect, and family law, 2004 – present 
  • Former Real Estate Management Company 
  • Real estate seminar instructor 
  • Will and estate planning seminar instructor 
  • Mettler studios, Inc Board member 2014 – present 
  • Visit Champaign County Board, Vice-Chair 2016-2017 


  • Leadership Illinois, class of 2013 
  • Central Illinois Business Magazines Annual 40 Under 40 Award recipient, 2011 
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 



  • 50% Personal injury litigation
  • 30% Civil litigation
  • 10% real estate litigation 


  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Small Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law 


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL, J.D.: 2003 
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, B.S.: 1995 
  • State of Illinois Supreme Court: 2004 – present 
  • United States Northern and Central District of Illinois Court: 2005 – present