Lynda C. Shely, of The Shely Firm, PC, Scottsdale, Arizona, provides ethics advice to over 1700 law firms in Arizona and the District of Columbia on a variety of topics including conflicts of interest, fees and billing, trust account procedures, lawyers changing firms, ancillary businesses, and ethics requirements for law firm advertising/marketing. Prior to opening her own firm, she was the Director of Lawyer Ethics for the State Bar of Arizona. Prior to moving to Arizona, Lynda was an intellectual property/antitrust associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC.
Lynda received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and her JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC.
Lynda is a past president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Scottsdale Bar Association. She is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and an Arizona Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates. Lynda has received several awards for her contributions to the legal profession, including the 2007 State Bar of Arizona Member of the Year award, the Scottsdale Bar Association’s 2010 Award of Excellence, and the 2015 AWLA, Maricopa Chapter, Ruth V. McGregor award. She has been an adjunct professor at all Arizona law schools, teaching professional responsibility.