also known as Shelly Booth Cooley, Shelly Cooley
Shelly Booth Cooley is Certified by the State Bar of Nevada as a Family Law Specialist. Shelly has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of "AV Preeminent."
Shelly founded The Cooley Law Firm in March, 2009. Prior to establishing The Cooley Law Firm (from 2004, through March, 2009), Shelly worked for a mid-size Nevada law firm where she practiced in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on Family Law. Since opening her own firm, Shelly practices exclusively in the area of Family Law.
Shelly graduated with high honors from the University of California, Davis in 1995, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. She then spent one (1) year working with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade "at-risk" students for the San Joaquin County Probation Department, through AmeriCorps. At the end of the program, Shelly entered the teaching credential program at University of the Pacific, completing their graduate program and obtaining her multiple subject teaching credential in 1997. Shelly spent two (2) years teaching 1st and 2nd grade in California. Shelly moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1998, where she taught 5th grade for the Clark County School District for three (3) years before becoming an attorney.
Shelly attended William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2004. Shelly was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Lawyering Process II, the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and Criminal Procedure II. During her studies, she also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable David T. Wall, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada.
Shelly was admitted to practice with the State Bar of Nevada in 2004, and is also admitted to the United States District Court, District of Nevada. Shelly is currently a member of the Nevada Bar Association (Family Law Section Member and LGBT Section Member), State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section, Executive Council Member, Clark County Bar Association, American Bar Association (Family Law Section Member), Nevada Justice Association, American Fertility Association, Resolve: The National Infertility Association, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and National LGBT Bar Association. Shelly is also the Editor of the Nevada Family Law Report (NFLR) Newsletter.
In her spare time, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband, her two (2) sons, and the family dog.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of Nevada||2013|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award||William S. Boyd School of Law||2004|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award||William S. Boyd School of Law||2003|
|Attorney and Counselor at Law||The Cooley Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Attorney and Counselor at Law||Black & LoBello||2004 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Craig P. Kenny & Associates||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National LGBT Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Center for Lesbian Rights, Family Law Advisory Council||Member||2015 - Present|
|Resolve: The National Infertility Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada, LGBT Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Fertility Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Nevada Justice Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Family Law Section Member||2012 - Present|
|Nevada Family Law Report Newsletter||Editor||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section||Executive Council Member||2010 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Nevada Family Law Report Newsletter||2011 Legislative Update: Family Law||2011|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of the Pacific||Education||N/A||1996|
|University of California - Davis||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Family Law Conference at Ely||Tools of the Trade||2014|
|Family Law Conference at Ely||Civility ≠ Weakness: Ethics and Civility Review||2013|
|Family Law Conference at Ely||Case Law and Legislative Update||2012|
|Family Law Conference at Ely||Beyond the Plain Facts: Other Types of Custody Evidence (Identifying and Establishing NRS 124.480(4) Best Interest Factors||2012|
|Family Law Conference at Ely||Discovery: Consultations, Preliminary Disclosures and the Financial Disclosure Form||2011|
|Family Law Conference at Ely||2011 Legislative Update: Family Law||2011|