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18 years of experience

slewis@ggh-law.com

205.402.4846

256.532.1958

Education

  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College (1999)
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (2004)
ABOUT

Shelley loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, and serving on the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program Board.

Practice Areas

  • Automobile litigation
  • General civil litigation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Premises liability

Notable Trials and Other Results

  • Smith v. Bragg, DV-06-83, District Court of Calhoun County (defense verdict)
  • Flowers v. Durham, CV-16-900203, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Vick v. Waller, CV-05-221, Circuit Court of Blount County (plaintiff verdict for $0)
  • Langley v. Alexander, CV-06-1160, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Bessemer Division) (defense verdict)
  • Jewel v. Gill, CV-07-29, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (defense verdict)
  • Calhoun v. Williams, CV-10-25, Circuit Court of Calhoun County (defense verdict)
  • Wiggins v. Stewart, CV-10-900500, Circuit Court of Calhoun County (plaintiff verdict for $0)
  • Caradine v. Peters, CV-06-3764, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (defense verdict)
  • Smith v. Chestnut, CV-10-903560, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (defense verdict)
  • Smith v. Bumpers, Horn, CV-06-900008, Circuit Court of Calhoun County (defense verdict)
  • Wilson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., CV-09-900976, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (Birmingham Division)(defense verdict)
  • Dawkins v. Marks, CV 07-900600, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (defense verdict)
  • Bonner v. Myers, CV 06-5553, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (defense verdict)
  • Jones v. Morgan, CV 06-174, Circuit Court of Blount County (verdict was same as last offer)
  • Caffey v. State Farm, CV 06-1492, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Evans v. Peel, CV 05-129, Circuit Court of Calhoun County (verdict was $4,000, last offer was $10,000)
  • Hanson, McWilliams, Woods, v. Kinney, CV 06-2853, Circuit Court of Jefferson County(defense verdicts after setoffs)
  • Swann v. Fitzsimmons, CV 06-5856, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (defense verdict)
  • Bennour v. Burgess, CV 15-90097, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • McGuire v. Daniel, CV 14-900746, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Garrett v. Tombrella, CV-10-901440, Circuit Court of Jefferson County (defense verdict)
  • Lafevor v. Barron, CV 10-901400, Circuit Court of Madison County ($400,000 offered before trial, jury verdict was $375,000)
  • Anderson v. Freeman, CV 12-900776, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Waskerwitz v. Wolfson, CV 12-550, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Williams v. Parsons, CV 12-900098, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Provens v. Andrews, CV 12-901079, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Washington v. Smith, CV-17-900942, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)
  • Jones v. Maxwell, CV-17-901800, Circuit Court of Madison County (Verdict was same as last offer)
  • Williams v. Thomas, CV 15-901150, Circuit Court of Madison County – Premises Liability – Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment granted
  • Hardin v. Ennis, Circuit Court of Madison County – Auto accident – Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment granted based upon Alabama’s Volunteer Service Act, saved the client over $100,000
  • Mandeville v. Souther, CV-19-900929, Circuit Court of Madison County (defense verdict)Coplen v. Graves, CV-18-901689, Circuit Court of Madison County ($11,000 verdict after $25,000 was fronted by Allstate)
  • Ludvigson v. Shelton Funeral Homes, CV-18-900130, Circuit Court of Morgan County (defense verdict)
  • Hardy v. Spencer, CV-20-900219, Circuit Court of Limestone County (premises liability case, motion for summary judgment granted)

Professional

  • Recognized by The Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter as one of “the most prolific trial attorneys in Alabama” for 2009 and 2010.
  • Board Member for the Madison County Volunteer Lawyer Program

Cumberland School of Law

  • Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, Officer
  • Trial Advocacy Board, Member
  • Winner, Shores Moot Court Competition
  • Winner, Haley Federal Trial Competition
  • Winner, Negotiation Competition
  • National Negotiation Team
  • Scholar of Merit Award, Professional Responsibility
  • Recipient of Public Service Law Grant
  • Who’s Who Among American Law Students
  • Order of Barristers

Birmingham-Southern College

  • Presidential Scholarship

Professional Associations

  • Board Member of the Julia Barbara Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of fighting to cure DIPG (brain stem tumors). DIPG normally occurs in children, is non hereditary, fast growing and currently incurable. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer related deaths in children ages 1-19.
  • Board Member of the Steven N. Sobat Foundation, a non-profit committed to fighting multiple myeloma through education, early diagnosis, novel treatments and patient support.
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Huntsville Bar Association
  • Huntsville Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • President of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program

Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all state and appellate courts in Alabama, U. S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama 2004
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