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Blackwell Nixon Shelley Jr.

Blackwell Nixon Shelley Jr.

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Contracts & Agreements

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
    24 years, 500 cases
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    24 years, 500 cases
  3. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    24 years, 100 cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    24 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($375-400/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Gary Allen Kalbaugh Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many valued clients of mine to Blacky for both employment/labor and bankruptcy issues over the past 20 years. He has always exceeded their, and my, expectations and I do not expect my referral stream to slow down anytime soon.


    Gary Kalbaugh Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2020 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23220-2733



VAAuthorized to practice law198703/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerShelley Cupp Schulte, P.C.2006 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State Bar, Committee on Legal Malpractice InsuranceMember2014 - Present
University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of LawAdjunct Professor2014 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Publications CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Virginia State Bar Committee on Technology and the Practice of LawChair2005 - 2012
Richmond Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1998 - Present
Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsMember1991 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1987 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)Can RECAP Turn PACER Around?2009
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)Electronic Evidence - Who's Liable?2008
The Journal (VTLA)Enforceability of waivers of federal statutory employment rights2006
The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)Challenges to enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements2006
The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)Electronic discovery in employment cases (co-author)2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawN/AJ.D.1987
University of VirginiaEnglishB.A.1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLE PresentationRestrictive Covenants, Invention Agreements, and other Disfavored Employment Opportunities2009
Virginia Bar Association Annual MeetingBankruptcy Law Essentials for the Employment Law Generalist (Panelist)2007
36th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment LawBankruptcy Law Essentials for the Employment Law Generalist (Panelist)2006