Shelby L. Campbell joined Smith Law in 2021 as an associate attorney practicing in the areas of employment law, discrimination law, ABC and TTB law, vintage spirits law, general counsel services, business litigation, landlord-tenant law, and estate planning.
Shelby graduated Cum Laude from Marshall University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. While attending Marshall, Shelby was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma (the only nationally accredited Criminal Justice Honor Society) and served as Chapter President of her sorority, Delta Zeta. Due to her outstanding leadership, Shelby was selected Panhellenic President of the Year, received the prestigious Marshall University Senior Leadership award given to one Marshall University Senior, and was given the esteemed Grace Mason Lundy Award – an award given to six Delta Zeta members internationally who have “given the greatest evidence of loyalty, devotion and service to their chapters and to the Sorority”.
Upon graduation from Marshall, Shelby attended the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville where she served as Vice President of the American Constitution Society. Prior to her graduation from law school, Shelby clerked for an employment law firm in Louisville, Kentucky, and worked as a summer fellow at the Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) and continued work at the DPA as an extern during her third year of law school and again, pro bono during the Covid-19 pandemic.
After earning her Juris Doctor, Shelby received her supervised practice law license and Kentucky bar admission and began working as an associate attorney at a Louisville labor and employment law firm where she negotiated contracts and litigated cases on behalf of plaintiffs who had been retaliated or discriminated against on the basis of their sex, race, age, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Shelby is currently licensed in both the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the federal Western District of Kentucky. When Shelby isn’t advocating for her clients, she enjoys listening to live music and expressing her creativity though mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting and previously managed her own online shop of custom commissioned watercolors and acrylics.