Shelley’s practice focuses on estate planning, trusts and estate administration.
She is a member of the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Hampshire County Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association.
She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and California as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Shelley has practiced law in Northampton since 1990. Prior to that she served as an Attorney Advisor for the National Institutes of Heath in Bethesda, Maryland and an Assistant Regional Attorney for the Department of Health and Human Services.
She has served on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Hampshire County, the VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Health Care Corporation and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Shelley was awarded her J.D. in 1979 from the UCLA School of Law, where she was Notes and Comments Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal, and received her B.A summa cum laude in 1975 from the State University of New York at Albany.
She was born in New York City in 1953.