Biography

Shelby’s practice is devoted to insurance coverage litigation and defense.  She counsels carriers, including primary, umbrella, and excess insurers, in first and third-party coverage litigation and advises insurers on coverage issues under commercial liability, errors and omissions, auto, property, and homeowners’ policies. Shelby assists her clients throughout the claims process and in the transition from the investigation stage to actual litigation. Shelby is also a Certified Mediator.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted insurer clients involving construction defect litigation, personal injury litigation, environmental pollution litigation, and employment wrongful act claims arising in numerous jurisdictions across the United States
  • Obtained favorable opinion by court of appeals in construction defect case, reversing trial court’s judgment granting motion for new trial and reinstating an order of dismissal on the grounds of abandonment
  • Defended insurers in extra-contractual claims involving residential and commercial insurance
  • Addressed complex personal automobile policy questions in Texas and New Mexico
  • Represented local contractor in successful debt collection and foreclosure 

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law  (J.D., 2017)
    • Certification in Real Estate and Natural Resources
    • Joseph Milton Nance Full Tuition Scholarship Recipient
  • Texas A&M University  (B.A., 2014)
    • Communication
  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center  (2013)
    • Certified Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2017

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2018
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2019

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2017
  • State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section, 2017
  • Houston Masterworks Chorus, 2019