About Us

The attorneys at Shelby Roden have been proudly serving individuals, families and businesses throughout the nation for over 30 years. Our firm’s mission is to provide the best legal counsel using the best practices and methods possible. We also believe in getting to know our clients and understanding their unique goals and needs. By doing so, we are able to provide results beyond our clients’ expectations.

As a firm, Shelby Roden focuses on personal injury cases as well as mass torts, class actions, and other high-stakes litigation. We have successfully obtained $1 billion for our clients over the past decade. Our attorneys contribute insight from their various legal backgrounds allowing us to comprehensively serve our clients and to adequately address the legal challenges that they encounter.

The firm’s founders, David D. Shelby and Robert B. Roden, have dedicated their careers to ensuring individuals, families and businesses impacted by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others receive their share of justice. Their clients have been impacted by epidemics such as Asbestos-related injuries, Bronco II vehicle rollovers, negative economic impacts of monopolies, toxic chemical spills and workplace exposures, Ephedra-related cardiovascular problems, lost business profits and property values caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and business interruption losses relating to COVID-19.

Shelby Roden also seeks to be active in charitable endeavors. For example, in 1992, the firm played a key role in establishing the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation (ACJF), which serves as a key source of grant funds to charitable organizations throughout Alabama. Since inception, ACJF has donated over $10 million to those in need throughout the state of Alabama. In addition, the firm established the Village Creek Greenway Fund, a $1 million fund on behalf of the Freshwater Land Trust, for the support of environmental, flood mitigation, and recreation projects along Village Creek. The firm has assisted dozens of other nonprofits in the southeast in litigation matters, recovering well over $5 million. The Firm has also helped local non-profits obtain and maintain 501 (c) (3) status, often times on a pro-bono basis.