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Cherri Latoya Shelton

Employment and labor Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   20 reviews

also known as Cherri L. Shelton

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Cherri

Learn Cherri’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    Federal Sector EEO (Federal Employees); Employment Law for Georgia Employees, including discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability; retaliation; unlawful harassment; medical leave cases, severance negotiations,

    11 years


Shelton Law Practice, LLC
400 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA, 30339

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Posted by Lydell | September 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Representation!!
The Shelton Law Practice provides professional and quality service. Making the decision to enter litigation is never an easy choice. However, Ms. Shelton provided me with continuous support and sound counsel throughout the process. I would highly recommend her services to anyone I know.
Posted by Durrell | July 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Precise persistence
Attorney Shelton’s persistent application of impressive professional skills goes way beyond effective opposition exsanguination; in the adversarial legal world she soothed my wronged soul with accurate support that gave me hope and effective results. Thank you Ms Shelton.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, Professional and Genuine
It was an absolute pleasure and delight have Cherri work on my case! Cherri is an exceptional attorney. From the time I sought her out for an initial consultation, Cherri was professional and very thorough. I was impressed at how detailed she was in collecting the facts of my case and her ability to really listen to me and capture my voice through our discussions. She genuinely cares about her clients. Cherri successfully represented my case and nearly tripled my settlement. I recommend Cherri to my network and highly recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2020
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Staggering Attorney
Attorney Shelton's successful reputation precedes her. I was dealing with an employer who has violated every code in the book of employment. She owned my case and won it with flying colors.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client!
I quickly had to get legal counsel to handle severance negotiations and luckily for me, a family friend and attorney referred me to Attorney Shelton. The rapport and guidance was outstanding at all times, prompt, timely and open for calls and quick updates, and worked through all of the questions and issues on this case. I can't thank Cherri enough for her care, work and time on these negotiations.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I recently hired Mrs.Shelton to represent me in a discrimination case. She very pleasant and always kept me informed of my case and she really have her clients best interest at heart . She’s awesome and yes I would use her again.
Posted by Joseph | March 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!
Ms. Shelton represented me in a disability discrimination case. She is very professional, detailed oriented, knowledgeable, and she truly cares about her clients. Ms. Shelton was precise when it came to making a strategic plan for my case and she kept me informed about every step of the process. I highly recommend Ms. Shelton!
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Posted by Crystal | February 6, 2018
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Program Analyst
Ms. Shelton represented me in a discriminatory case. She pays very close attention to detail and was always one step ahead. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her and hire her again if need be. Thank you Ms. Shelton for your dedication and hard work on my case.
Posted by Brittany | March 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I was very happy with Ms. Shelton. She included me in every step of the process as well as exceeded my expectations. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend her to my friends if need be.
Posted by Tymeka | September 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Ms. Shelton is a wonderful attorney who offers top notch customer service. She is extremely knowledgeable and has been very pleasant to work with throughout my time with her firm. I would highly recommend Ms. Shelton to anyone in need of a fabulous lawyer who will be patient and help guide you throughout your legal process.
Posted by Lee | February 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Cherri Shelton
Cherri was great to work with, very professional and courteous. Seemed to be very savvy in her area of expertise, which is employment law. She kept me up to date with status, despite a delayed response from the potential defendant.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Informative!
Attorney Shelton was very professional. She is knowledgeable when it comes to the law surrounding a particular circumstance and was sure to keep me apprised of all the facts surrounding my case. She worked hard to get me the results I deserved. I would definitely recommend her services to family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome! Outstanding Professional!
Cherri, She was very informative and straight forward about my employment case. Also, she completed a thorough review of the information I submitted and was very diligent in following-up to verify and/or confirm through her contacts and resources. I would strongly recommend her as an attorney to represent you in any Employment or Labor situation. I found her to be honest and committed to doing what's best for her client.
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Posted by Nathalie | October 20, 2013
Recommend Wholeheartedly!
Ms. Shelton provided me with prompt and impeccable service and I am happy to recommend her services to any and everyone. As a budding author, I needed an expert to review a literary contract and fortunately, due to Ms. Shelton's assessment and attention to details, she helped me avoid a potential pitfall that could have bound me in an agreement that provided no way to ascertain my financial responsibility to the agent. Thank you Ms. Shelton for your professionalism, accessibility, and wisdom!
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2013
Excellent, sincere, and honest attorney!
Ms. Shelton was intuitive, kind, and honest. She worked hard for me and was earnestly invested in my case. She provided me numerous options and made me feel very comfortable. She was not money hungry and she took her time to make sure I understood every aspect of my case. She was wonderful!
Posted by CJ Goodman, MD | October 17, 2013
Client review for Attorney Cherri Shelton
I was referred to Attorney Shelton by a mutual acquaintance. Although I arrived for legal representation only a short time before an impending court date, Attorney Shelton graciously accepted my case and showed up extraordinarily well prepared and organized (I thought I was thorough...) but the order in which she arranged all files (8 years' worth of emails, 5 years' worth of time cards, pay stubs, and bank account statements) caused the defendant to change his demeanor from one of arrogant indifference to humble respect tempered w/ fear and, by the end of our negotiation, one of admiration (he actually requested her business card and asked could he call her for legal representation in any future litigation he may have!) I was very pleased w/ her calm, confident command of ALL of my documents, the chronological order of all pertinent interactions leading up to and including this legal action, and the pleasant manner in which she negotiated my favorable complete and immediate settlement; she did not permit it to drag out over months-years of a payment plan that may or may not ever materialize. Her follow up was comforting, her integrity was refreshing, her knowledge of the law silenced the defendant and his associates as they wrongly accused me and misquoted the rules of employment engagement. I can't say enough...but I don't want to be too lengthy. I was fretful before I was referred to Attorney Shelton b/c I'd already given my honest sweat equity for which I was consistently underpaid (and falsely, yet repeatedly promised restitution) for 5 years -- and now had to fight in a court of law (spending additional funds that I did not have for this purpose) to get paid for services already rendered. It was a daunting task. But she stood on principle w/ me and fought for me as aggressively as if it were her own wages that were stolen. I am grateful for her time, attention to detail, diligence and care that ended with the defendant refusing trial/agreeing to settlement b/c of the overwhelming volume of evidence Attorney Shelton presented during our mandatory pre-trial negotiations. As she began to speak on my behalf, I quickly realized that she actually HEARD every concern I had spoken to her previously, researched the legal foundations of each concern and voiced each eloquently, unfailingly countering and rendering impotent every argument the defendant raised. Her fee for services was extremely fair (again, something that was refreshing and unexpected). I highly recommend her, thank her and pray God's continued excellence and success in her work!
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Posted by Ty | October 14, 2013
Employer Discrimination Case
Ms. Shelton is a very competent attorney and she is as professional as they come. She is handling my employer discrimination case for me. At this point we're waiting on the EEOC, but when my case does eventually come to court I fully expect to come out victorious.
Posted by Wallace | October 11, 2013
Worker Unemployment Compensation Denial
Ms. Shelton had complete knowledge of the law in my case. As my advocate, she prevailed and I won my case. Her performance was without exception, and my life has been comfortable due to her representation as I sought, and ultimately, found, good employment. I have only the highest respect and offer the highest recommendation to Ms. Shelton!
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Posted by Carol | October 10, 2013
Very knowledgeable and motivated
Ms. Shelton was very professional and knowledgeable. She spent the time to become familiar with my case and all the special nuances it contained. At my hearing she stated my case very well and in cross- examination she was able to show the inadequacies of my accusers. She won my case! I would definitely recommend her to a friend or use her again if the need presented itself. Carol S. Douglasville, GA
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Posted by Maria | October 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Be Kind to all calls
This woman was very nasty and unpleasant and unprofessional on the phone . Talking about she is very busy to allow me to answer questions. If you can’t listen fobt pick up the phone . And at bare minimum have compassion that goes far lawyer or not .
Response from Cherri Shelton October 30, 2023
Maria, I disagree with your description of our call. When we spoke, you told me that you were calling my office on your husband's behalf. I asked you a few preliminary questions. You then asked me if I was willing to take your husband's potential case. I told you that before deciding to take on any case, it was important for me to speak directly with the potential client first. You then became upset. The call was disconnected before I could finish explaining my firm's intake process or directing you to other helpful resources. If your husband is still in need of legal representation, please have him give my office a call. I would be happy to discuss his potential claims with him and point him in the right direction.
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  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Shelton Law Practice, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Litigation Associate
  • Melville Johnson, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Independent Contractor
  • Various Small Firms
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Judicial Intern
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta District Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Administrative Hearing Officer
  • Georgia Department Of Labor
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta District Office
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • MA - Masters
  • 2007
  • Spelman College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia Chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2023 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Committee on Professionalism
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Georgia Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Georgia Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Labor & Employment Law CLE
  • 2023
  • What Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know Seminar
  • What Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know About Business & Employment Law (Panel Moderator)
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Cherri
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I routinely recommend potential clients with employment law issues to Cherri. She is one of the best employment attorneys in the state. We have worked together on various matters, and so have seen her in action, and I was very impressed with her professionalism, aggressive approach, and the outcome for the client. Highly recommended!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Attorney Shelton is an excellent attorney. She is thorough and a very effective communicator. I do not hesitate to refer matter to her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very dedicated and passionate employment attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Shelton is detail oriented and works to exceed client expectations. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cherri is a sharp attorney with great attention to detail and a passion for employment law issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Shelton cares about her clients and is a dedicated advocate."
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Atlanta Employment and labor Lawyer Cherri Latoya Shelton
Cherri Latoya Shelton
Employment and labor Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 13 years