Email: dshelby@shelbyroden.com

David Shelby is the founding partner of Shelby Roden. 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 1979. In the beginning, his practice focused on labor-management relations and evolved over time to focus on environmental and complex litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Environmental Disasters
  • Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1979
  • Tennessee, 1993
  • Texas, 1995


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. and MBA
  • Auburn University, B.A

Professional Memberships

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Texas State Bar
  • American Bar Association