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Shelly Renee James

Practice areas:

Family, Criminal Defense, Appeals, Debt Collection, Wills & Living Wills

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    2 years
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    2 years
  5. Debt Collection: 5%
    2 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

57 S Main St Ste 410
Harrisonburg, VA, 22801-3707


VAAuthorized to practice law199503/11/2014

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Shelly R. James, PLLC2011 - Present
Senior ClerkCourt of Appeals of Virginia2006 - 2011
AssociateLaw Office of Franklin R, Blatt2004 - 2006
Senior ClerkCourt of Appeals of Virginia2001 - 2004
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice Of The Attorney General Of Virginia1999 - 2001
Assistant Commonwealth AttorneyNewport News Commonwealth's Attorney1996 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Conference of Local Bar AssociationsRepresentative for Harrisonburg Bar2012 - Present
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A1999 - Present
Virginia State BarN/A1995 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of PittsburghRhetoric and Public AddressMA - Masters1985
James Madison UniversityCommunication/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1983