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A successful stint in advertising honed the communication skills that Shelby now uses to craft custom legal solutions.

Shelby’s first years in the workforce as an account executive solidified her love of research and strategy, and she enjoyed using her writing skills to bring companies and people together. But she also wanted a continue to grow these skills, so she headed to law school where she focused on transactional law classes, while also working for the student arm of a private equity firm.

To Shelby, one of the most rewarding aspects of working in the corporate mergers and acquisitions space is the opportunity to bring two parties together. Her ultimate goal: to facilitate a positive outcome for both parties every time.




  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
    • Law Review Board: Comment Editor
  • B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia


  • Missouri


  • German, proficient
2023 Pro Bono Contributor
Speaking Engagements | June 29, 2023
Speaker, "Equity Grants," UMKC Technology Venture Studio
Outside the Office

An avid reader, Shelby finished 52 books last year. She volunteers on several community boards, including the Junior League and the University of Missouri Alumni Association’s Kansas City chapter. She also enjoys taking walks around the neighbor with Atlas, her quarantine puppy.

Community Leadership
  • Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, Member
  • University of Missouri Alumni Association, Board Member