Firm History

We have proudly been serving individuals, families and businesses throughout the nation for over 40 years! Though our focus has changed throughout the years, one thing has not. We always strive to maintain focus and become the go-to law firm for certain case types. Today, that’s motor vehicle injury and asbestos exposure cases.

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. In the past, their clients have been impacted by asbestos, motor vehicle crashes, Bronco II vehicle rollovers, negative economic impacts of monopolies, toxic chemical spills and workplace exposures, Ephedra-related cardiovascular problems, and lost business profits and property values caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

When not handling cases, the Firm 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.