With a passion for advocacy, Shelby is dedicated to providing top-tier service to her clients.


Shelby's practice encompasses all stages of litigation, from investigation and counseling, to settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolutions, and all the way through every level of appeal. Her practice scales a variety of industries as she handles complex litigation in both state and federal courts.

Shelby represents clients in contract disputes with employees, customers and suppliers. She also represents clients in federal class action lawsuits and advises clients on various employment related matters.

Shelby is consistently active in pro bono efforts and maintains her pro bono practice with work on immigration and education matters.

Prior to joining Stinson, Shelby was an associate at a New York-based global firm.


Shelby's experience is diverse, and includes representing clients in matters regarding contract disputes, consumer product claims, and employment law.

Among her notable experience, Shelby was the lead associate briefing issues before the D.C. District Court and the D.C. Circuit Court in a Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act case which was ultimately argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a unanimous opinion in favor of her client.

She also assisted a consumer products company in a high-stakes multi-district litigation in connection with allegations that its artificial turf sports fields deteriorated prior to their advertised life-span, resulting in the denial of class certification.

Pro Bono

Shelby successfully secured asylum for a client under the Violence Against Women Act.

She has also been successful in multiple claims against the New York State Department of Education, securing private school tuition reimbursement for clients with special needs.

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  • Missouri (Issued a temporary certificate in Missouri, based on Rule 8.06)
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • District Court for the District of Columbia


Brooklyn Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019

  • Brooklyn Law Review, Moot Court Honor Society: Trial Division, Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., with distinction, 2016

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