Shelly focuses her practice on employment law and litigation, commercial litigation, and business advising. She represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of commercial, employment and shareholder disputes and especially enjoys working with clients to help them understand the legal process. Shelly enjoys building lasting relationships with her clients, which allows her to understand their business and offer a tailored approach to resolving legal issues when they arise. Shelly prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients and finding strategic and creative solutions even in the most in difficult cases.
Shelly joined GTH in 2011. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, she began her legal career in Alaska, first serving as a judicial law clerk for the Alaska State Court of Appeals, and then joining a private firm representing corporate and municipal clients throughout the state. She handled a variety of public works and public contracting matters on behalf of municipal clients and contractors, and still enjoys the challenge of working with clients on public works construction and procurement matters. Shelly maintains an active license to practice law in both Alaska and Washington.
In addition to practicing law, Shelly prides herself on her community involvement. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Food Network and has previously served as a board member of the Metropolitan Development Council. She is also a member of the Pierce County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers. When she’s not working or volunteering, Shelly enjoys gardening, spending time with her spirited dog, and learning about the joys of historic-home ownership.
Washington State Bar Association
Alaska State Bar Association
Anchorage Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter
Emergency Food Network, Board Member (2015 - present)
Metropolitan Development Council, Board Member (2014 - 2018)
Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter Judicial Evaluation Committee Co-Chair (2016 – 2018)