Our Attorneys

David D. Shelby

David Shelby

Email: dshelby@shelbyroden.com

David Shelby is the founding partner of the firm. He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and returned to Birmingham to attend law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he received his J.D. and MBA. In the beginning, his practice focused on labor-management relations and evolved over time to focus on environmental and complex litigation.

Robert B. Roden


Email: rroden@shelbyroden.com

Mr. Roden has over 40 years of experience handling high-stakes, complex matters. Since joining the firm in 1999, he has focused on cases involving motor vehicle defects, dangerous dietary supplements, and chemical exposures. Over the course of his career, he has taken over 100 cases to trial, and settled countless others, including a $700 million settlement over PCB contamination in Anniston, AL.

M. Shane Lucado


Email: slucado@shelbyroden.com

Shane Lucado was raised in Oxford, Alabama. He attended college at Jacksonville State University about 20 miles from Oxford graduating in 1994 with a B.S. in psychology. After college, Shane started law school at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama graduating May of 1998. Shane has extensive litigation and trial experience in numerous federal and state courts.

C. Don Freeman


Email: dfreeman@shelbyroden.com

Don Freeman attended law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He received his undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College. Since joining the firm, he has helped recover over $100 million in economic damages in multi-district litigation. He has protected over 700 Southeastern businesses’ interests as a result of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.

Matthew T. Roden


Email: mroden@shelbyroden.com

Matt is a native of Birmingham, AL He attended the University of Alabama School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration. Before law school, he received his bachelors at the University of Alabama where he was a member of Jason’s Senior Men’s Honor Society. Since joining the firm, he has focused his practice on handling toxic exposure and motorcycle accident cases.

Jodi K. McKelvin


Email: jmckelvin@shelbyroden.com

Jodi McKelvin, a native of Panama City, Florida, attended law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. She began her legal career with Straus & Boies, LLP in Birmingham. Her work there focused on antitrust and class action litigation. She joined Shelby Roden in 2002. Since joining the firm, she has focused on the litigation of plaintiffs’ personal injury, wrongful death and toxic exposure cases.