Joseph D. Shelley
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Joseph D. Shelley

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Joseph D. Shelley
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Joe Shelley, a member of GDCR’s litigation practice, represents clients across a broad spectrum of legal matters. His practice focuses on general liability defense and commercial litigation. He has litigated matters in state and federal courts across Georgia, at both the trial and appellate levels. He has also represented clients in arbitration proceedings.

Practice
Education
J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
A.B.J., University of Georgia
Admissions
Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia (Member)
  • Cobb County Bar Association (Member); Cobb County Younger Lawyers Division
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals
  • Christ the Redeemer Church of Marietta (Member)
Practice
Education
J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
A.B.J., University of Georgia
Admissions
Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Mr. Shelley has experience defending business owners in cases involving claims of premises liability and general negligence. He has represented general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation cases and has represented clients in business disputes involving contract interpretation, trade secret claims, and employment disputes. Mr. Shelley has litigated matters on behalf of both individuals and corporations.

Practice
Education
J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
A.B.J., University of Georgia
Admissions
Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Successfully representing a software development company in a trade secret action in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • Winning Summary Judgment for a retailer in a premises liability action and having that decision upheld by the Georgia Court of Appeals;
  • Successfully representing several national retailers through all stages of civil litigation, including Summary Judgment and negotiation of favorable settlements.
Practice
Education
J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
A.B.J., University of Georgia
Admissions
Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit