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Shelby Thomas

Criminal defense Attorney at Bend, OR

4.8   46 reviews

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About Shelby

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Shelby was raised in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley in Washington State. She then studied Criminal Justice at Washington State University in Eastern Washington. After graduating with honors, she attended Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. While in Salem, she worked for the Marion County District Attorney's Office. Shelby has always had a passion for criminal law and loves the thrill of trial practice.

Licensed for 5 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 12/11/2022

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Ward Grover, LLP
354 NE Irving Ave
Bend, OR, 97701

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by Josh | November 16, 2022
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Client
Fantastic communication from start to finish. Shelby was able to get me the best outcome for my situation. 10/10 recommend
Posted by Candi | September 28, 2022
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Thank so much Shelby!
Shelby and her awesome team helped my Son out of a very scary situation. She was honest, responsive and helped keep us calm through the whole process. I would recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in trouble, feeling helpless and scared. She will fight for you and do her best to get you the best outcome for whatever troubles you may be facing.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2022
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Client
Shelby was a great attorney. Very knowledgeable, communicates very well, and is willing to go to bat for her clients
Posted by Mark | August 30, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Shelby was very professional, answered questions I had in a timely manner, and was very proficient, and prepared as an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
Shelby did a very thorough job and was always easy to reach. She was honest and has a good understanding of the law.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2022
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Very positive experience, Helped me through hard times
Shelby did a wonderful job, took care of everything, reduced the stress of my situation to an enormous degree, which allowed me to focus on getting my life back in order at I time when it was in shambles. I couldn’t be more grateful for her services and though I never plan on putting myself in a situation where I require legal representation again, I would be happy to work with her again in the future.
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Posted by Christian | May 26, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
Shelby kept me informed on the details of my reinstatement petition and worked hard to help me get my driver's license back. She also took the time to listen to my concerns and showed a great deal of empathy for my situation. I would highly recommend her services and those of her office. Thank you again, Shelby, for all of your help and support in achieving a positive outcome in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2022
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Will go with again.
Shelby was very straightforward and honest. Whenever a problem/question arose she was quick to figure things out. Glad I got the recommendation.
Posted by Jeff | February 23, 2022
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Awesome Lawyer.
We took an awful case and won. So excited when it was all over. Shelby is wonderful.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2022
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A knowledgeable, skilled communicator
After consulting with Shelby over my options in a criminal investigation, it became clear that hiring her was my best option. Shelby communicates easily and in a reassuring manner when it comes to legal processes and possibilities. Having her in my corner was so important at a time when I felt isolated and alone. I highly recommend Shelby to anyone facing a criminal investigation.
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Posted by carly | February 7, 2022
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Shelby Thomas Review
Shelby was prompt in answering my questions and provided excellent services. I would use her again for future legal issues.
Posted by Randy | January 25, 2022
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easy to work with
Shelby was easy to work with no b.s. to the point, very professional did what she said no postponed appointments very helpful with guiding me thru the digital age that is required these days. And yes we won our case high fives for Shelby and her team.
Posted by LARRY | December 9, 2021
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Shelby works hard for her clients!
She did a great job negotiating with the DA's office to reduce the citation. I Would definitely hire her again and reccomend her to my friends.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2021
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Self employed.
Shelby T was not even referred to me but I'll refer her to everybody I know now. Simply she's rock solid and made me feel like she's known me for years and listens more than talks during our confident communications. Trustworthy, smart and earnest. She's the best.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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Thank You Shelby!
Professional, reliable and knowledgeable! Answered all my questions in a timely manner and got back to me quickly. Shelby is a wonderful attorney. I Highly Recommend her!!
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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Thank You
Shelby was professional, prompt and supportive helping me understand the legal process along the way. I’ve never had to deal with legal counsel prior to working with Shelby but her knowledge of the system and good communication gained my trust immediately.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
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Shes amazing
After the case for my sexual assault was dropped by the DA Shelby worked tirelessly to advocate for me when the my restraining order was contested. After nearly everyone involved with my case dropped the ball from the first day I went to the police to the day my restraining order was contested Shelby was the only one who validated my experience. She not only was able to keep my order in place but she was there for me whenever I needed anything at all. Shelby provided both emotional and legal support and I will never forget how she was the one true advocate I had after the entire system had otherwise let me down. Thank you Shelby. You are amazing.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2020
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Professional and communicative
Professional from start to finish. Couldn't be happier. Great communication.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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Civil No Contact agreement & Criminal Defense
The specific details of each case were in relation to a Civil No Contact Agreement between a divorce and a Criminal Defense case about a false arrest. Shelby went above and beyond with delivering exceptional customer service from start to finish. For the Civil No Contact agreement, it was drafted in order to replace a restraining order. It was cut and dry, negotiation was handled professionally with minimal disagreements and filed immediately. For the Criminal Defense side, Shelby’s attention to detail allowed us to build a strong case in my defense to present to the DA. There were many times I had her explaining things twice to me. Shelby gave me the confidence needed to understand my case details. All of her recommendations were spot on and delivered with kindness and patience. The desired result was achieved. I will definitely hire Shelby and her Law Firm for representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2020
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EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE
Shelby was very helpful and quick to get back to me when ever i had questions, she made the process very easy and is still there if i need anything else.
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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Ward Grover, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Marion County District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - 2017
  • DUII Clerk
  • Marion County District Attorney's Office
  • 2015 - 2016

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Associations

  • Deschutes Family Recovery
  • 2018 - Present
  • Cascade Women Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lawyer in the Library
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Appreciation and recognition for Volunteer Service
  • Deschutes County Circuit Court and Deschutes County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Bruce Spalding Award - Excellence in Trial Practice
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Shelby
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shelby is smart, dedicated and compassionate. I endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Bend Criminal defense Lawyer Shelby Thomas
Shelby Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney
Bend, OR
Licensed for 5 years