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In addition to regularly speaking at union workshops and conferences, Shelley is a frequent presenter at bar association and labor law conferences. She is an active participant in the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO and has often spoken on developments under the National Labor Relations Act at its annual conferences. Shelley is a member of the National Lawyers Guild, and has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2012.
Prior to joining Segal Roitman in 1985, Shelley served as a law clerk to the late Edward F. Hennessey, former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Law School where she published a comparative study of equal pay for equal work laws in Europe and the United States. Shelley earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. Prior to attending law school, she taught labor studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, her hometown, and worked as a union-represented machinist at the General Electric plant in Lynn, MA.
Shelley and her husband live in Medford where her favorite activities can be found: hiking in the Fells, swimming in Wrights Pond, and hanging out with her adult offspring. She also enjoys biking, yoga, traveling and supporting movements for social justice.
University of Michigan M.A. History,
magna cum laude
University of Michigan B.A.,
magna cum laude
United States District Court
for the District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals
for the First Circuit