Shelly L. Wilson

Shelly Wilson joined the firm in June of 1999 as an associate attorney and became a partner in 2000. Shelly’s practice includes General Litigation, Complex Litigation and Antitrust, Commercial and Corporate Law, Municipal and Government Law, Employment Law, and Family Law. Shelly was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and grew up in Orlando, Florida.

Ms. Wilson received her undergraduate degree from Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida, where she graduated cum laude. She earned her law degree from the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. Before joining the firm as an associate attorney in 1999, Shelly worked for over eleven years as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of Florida, defending persons charged with a variety of crimes including capital cases. Ms. Wilson is currently admitted to the bars in Florida, Tennessee, the United Stated District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Shelly is a member of the Florida, Knoxville, Blount, and Tennessee Bar Associations. She is also a member and Fellow of the American Bar Association. Shelly serves as co-chair on the Knoxville Bar Association’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education.  She was the former chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Local Government Section, serves on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Board of Governors and is former Speaker of the Tennessee Bar Association’s House of Delegates. She previously served on the Knoxville Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

P: (865) 521-3010
F: (865) 522-7929


Stetson University College of Law – J.D., 1987
Florida Southern College – B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1987
Tennessee, 1999
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1999
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2010


Florida Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association
Blount County Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association and Antitrust Division
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association