303 Highland Park Cove, Suite A

Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Local: 601-991-2000

Direct: 601-326-3320

Toll Free: 866-263-2072

Fax: 601-991-0859

Legal Assistant:


Shelly is a Mississippi born, bred, educated and trained trial attorney with two decades of civil litigation experience. She is a career defense attorney who has managed all phases and aspects of civil litigation encompassing pre-trial practice (including electronic discovery and motion practice), served as sole or lead trial counsel in dozens of jury and bench trials (including numerous large exposure catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases taken to verdict), and managed appeals (including oral argument) in federal and state courts. She has also worked independently and as an integral member of teams managing high exposure multi-jurisdictional litigation in federal and state courts nationwide.  


Areas of Practice

  • Automotive Torts

  • Premises Liability

  • Products Liability

  • Professional Negligence

  • Construction Litigation

  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith

  • Appeals


Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1997

  • Texas, 2013

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

  • Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Multiple Jurisdictions


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

  • Defense Research Institute (Medical Liability and Health Care Law and Women in the Law Committees)



  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 1997

  • Mississippi State University, 1992


Representative Appellate Decisions

  • Blailock ex rel. Blailock v. Hubbs, 919 So.2d 126 (Miss. 2005)

  • Brandon HMA, Inc. v. Bradshaw, 809 So.2d 611 (Miss. 2001)

  • Christian v. McDonald, 907 So.2d 286 (Miss. 2005)

  • Jones v. Jackson Pub. Sch., 760 So.2d 730 (Miss. 2000)

  • Sutherland v. Estate of Ritter, 959 So.2d 1004 (Miss. 2007)

  • Tentoni v. Slayden, 968 So.2d 431 (Miss. 2007)

  • Wells v. Tucker, 997 So.2d 908 Miss. 2008)