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Shelly is part of Husch Blackwell's business litigation group, where she focuses her practice on real estate litigation and employment counseling and defense.

She represents clients in disputes involving landlord-tenant, boundary and zoning, title, and construction issues. In addition to representing employers in defending charges of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, Shelly counsels clients regarding personnel decisions, employee misconduct issues, and compliance with state and federal wage and hour, leave, and anti-discrimination laws.  

She is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Association, Springfield Women of Influence, the Network, and is Co-Chair of the 2016 American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign. Shelly received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Westminster College and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Missouri Law Review.




  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Missouri Law Review, Associate Editor
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List
  • B.A., Westminster College
    • summa cum laude
    • Dean’s List


  • Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association 
  • Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Association 
  • The Network, division of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Won summary judgment for a golf-course builder that was sued over payment for sod that the client rejected for quality reasons.
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