Shelly is part of the Husch Blackwell's business litigation group with an emphasis 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.