Shelby is a commercial trial lawyer who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. She has experience representing clients in a wide array of disputes, including contract, trade secret, fiduciary duty, fraud, and constitutional disputes.
Before joining SDM, Shelby served as a law clerk for the Honorable Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Shelby previously practiced with Vinson & Elkins LLP in its Houston office.
Shelby received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she graduated with Highest Pro Bono Distinction. During law school, Shelby served as Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review; an editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review; Community Development Chair of the Stanford Law Black Law Student Association; and Project Leader for the Social Security Disability Project. Shelby continues to maintain an active pro bono practice today.