(Shelly is currently on sabbatical)

Shelly focuses her practice in the areas of complex estate planning, business and tax planning, and counseling tax-exempt entities. Shelly is a frequent speaker on legal topics, teaching classes to lawyers, CPAs and non-profits on a variety of topics including estate planning, asset protection planning, legal ethics, and tax compliance. She is admitted to practice in Georgia and Florida.

Education

  • The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • Auburn University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

Honors, Awards and Community

  • Georgia Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in the area of tax (2006 and 2009)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in the area of estate planning (2012, 2013 and 2014)
  • Atlanta Bar’s Estate Planning and Probate Section, Past Chair (2017-current)
  • Atlanta Bar’s Estate Planning and Probate Section, Vice Chair 2015-2016
  • Atlanta Bar’s Estate Planning and Probate Section, Treasurer 2014-2015
  • Atlanta Bar’s Estate Planning and Probate Section, Secretary 2013-2014
  • Georgia Bar Association Fiduciary Law Section Executive Committee, Member
  • Atlanta Bar’s Estate Planning and Probate Section, Member
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Children’s Healthcare Legacy Advisor’s Council, Alumnus
  • Philanthropic Advisors Leadership Institute, Alumnus
  • All About Developmental Disabilities, Board Member and Past Chair of the Program Services Committee

Outside of Work

Shelly is happily married to her wonderful husband, Sam. Sam and Shelly have two beautiful children, DJ and Jason. Together they enjoy playing with their dog, Lacey, gardening, and cooking delicious meals.