Practice Areas: All criminal law, including all felonies and misdemeanors. Including but not limited to: domestic diolence, assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, homicide, DUI, DWI, drug possession, drug sales, white collar, fraud, aggravated assault, armed robbery, appeals, probation violations, thefts, burglary, molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, sex abuse, sex assault, child abuse, murder, manslaughter, car theft, assault on police, resisting arrest, and forgery. Mr. Nermyr as well as all the attorneys at Shell&Nermyr keep their caseload low so that they can spend the necessary time on each and every case.
At Shell & Nermyr case will be handled by a firm partner, either Mark Nermyr or Chad Shell. Your case will never be handled by an inexperienced associate or paralegal.
Mark was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. Mark was instilled with a tremendous work ethic during his young years of working the family farm. Mark has four older brothers and sisters that taught him how to work hard as well as stand up for himself.
In order to attend law school everybody has to take a test referred to as the LSAT. Mark scored in the top 3% in the country on LSAT. After doing well in undergrad and scoring so extremely high on the LSAT, Mark had his pick of law schools to attend. Mark was offered academic scholarships from several prestigious law schools. But Mark put his family first, as his wife had just started her career as an teacher, so he entered law school at the Sandra day O’Conner College of Law at Arizona State. Mark graduated from law school and immediately started defending people from the persecution of the government.
After being admitted to practice law, Mark worked for a local criminal defense attorney by the name of David B. Smith. In his first few year of practicing criminal defense, Mark got unbelievable experience. Mark was lead counsel on at least one felony trial per month during his first two years. Additionally, within two years Mark was lead counsel for several homicide cases. During Mark’s first three years Mark won over 20 felony trials and got many more felonies dismissed. A sample of the cases Mark won during his first three years is: MURDER; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (Knife); CHILD ABUSE; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (Baseball bat); RESISTING ARREST; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (on Police officer); BURGLARY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (serious physical injury); AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (stabbing); AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (knife slashing); THEFT OF MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION; GRAND THEFT AUTO; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (gun). The list goes on and on.
In 1999 Mark started his own criminal defense firm. However within a year or two Mark joined up with Chad Shell to start one of the best and most successful criminal defense firms in Arizona. Mark and Chad are partners to this day and have successfully represented thousands of clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors all across the state of Arizona. They have represented clients in Kingman, Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Prescott Valley, Glendale, Peoria, Tucson, Casa Grande, Florence, Globe, Show Low, Pinetop, Verde Valley, Yuma, Avondale, Litchfield, Tolleson, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Apache Junction, Payson, Wickenburg, Gila Bend, Winslow, Cave Creek, Queen Creek, and others.
Between Chad Shell and Mark the state of Arizona has dismissed more than 900 domestic violence cases alone. The state of Arizona has dismissed other cases because of Shell & Nermyr ranging from murder, attempted murder, sex assault, aggravated assault, assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, misconduct involving weapons, child abuse, kidnapping. This list also goes on and on.
Shell & Nermyr PLLC is the East Valley`s preeminent criminal defense firm. Any law firm can go to court and have their clients plead guilty. But Arizona`s team of criminal defense attorneys goes to court and wins for their clients.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers||Three Best Rated||2019|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Volunteer of the Year||Paralyzed Veterens of America||2001|
|Partner||Shell, Nermyr, Burkhart, LLC||2002 - 2008|
|Partner||Shell, Nermyr, Silva, LLC||2000 - 2002|
|Attorney||Maricopa Public Defender's Office||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||N/A|
|Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Arizona State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Annual APDA Conference||Ethics in Criminal Defense||2008|
|State v Carlos Beltran|
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