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Shelah is a senior litigation paralegal who has worked at Husch Blackwell for more than 25 years in the areas of environmental litigation, commercial litigation, business litigation and pro bono matters.

Shelah has extensive trial and arbitration experience in federal and state cases. The majority of her experience is with complex, document-intensive litigation involving multiple parties. For these cases, Shelah set up and managed large document image databases that were used extensively in the discovery and trial phases of the proceedings. Shelah is involved in all phases of eDiscovery, including document reviews at client sites, large-scale document review and productions, and privilege reviews. Shelah is also responsible for all phases of pretrial and trial preparations.

Clients, attorneys and colleagues appreciate Shelah’s demonstrated thoroughness, research abilities, delegation skills, ownership of projects and teamwork. She enjoys devoting herself to the matter at hand and working hard to solve client problems.




  • Paralegal Certificate, Illinois Central College
  • M.A., Drake University
    • Mass Communications
  • B.A., Drake University
    • Journalism

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • St. Louis Paralegal Association
  • Assisted at trial for physicians group in connection with fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of fraudulent accounting and financial practices within significant medical practice. Multimillion-dollar verdict was obtained for our client following five-week jury trial.
  • Assisted at trial in developer dispute over $30 million in tax increment financing (TIF) for expansion of shopping center in St. Louis County, Missouri. Court upheld client's position.
  • Served as lead paralegal on team representing Fortune 500 chemical manufacturing clients as plaintiffs in high-profile cost-recovery action regarding contamination in Anniston, Alabama.
  • Served as lead paralegal on team that favorably resolved lawsuits against California-based lead-mining company in railroad workers' claims relating to transportation of lead.