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Lynda opened The Shely Firm, PC in 2003 after serving as the State Bar of Arizonaís Director of Lawyer Ethics for ten years. Lynda provides exclusively professional responsibility advice and representation.

As the Director of Ethics Lynda answered approximately 8000 ethics calls each year and drafted dozens of written ethics advisory opinions. She also supervised the unauthorized practice of law counsel, the Fee Arbitration Program, Peer Review Committee, and served as staff counsel to the Client Protection Fund and Ethics Committee. Lynda began her legal career in 1987 as an intellectual property associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C.

Lynda is a frequent speaker around the country on ethics, risk management, professional liability, billing, unauthorized practice of law, legal marketing, and professionalism topics.

As a member of the State Bar of Arizonaís Ethical Rules Review Group and Multijurisdictional Task Force, Lynda helped with the drafting of both the 2003 extensive amendments to the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct as well as the amendments to Ethical Rule 5.5 to permit temporary practice in Arizona by out-of-state lawyers. She currently is the Chair of the State Barís Unauthorized Practice of Law Advisory Committee, and she serves on the State Barís Professionalism Task Force and Convention Committee.

She is an adjunct professor at Phoenix School of Law, teaching Professional Responsibility and Law Office Management.

Lynda is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, a current director and the past president of the Scottsdale Bar Association, and a past member of ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, the ABA Professional Responsibility Conference Planning Committee and the Standing Committee on Client Protection as well as several other ABA Committees.

Lynda was selected as the State Bar of Arizona 2007 Member of the Year.

In addition to her day job, she has three children, a husband, three cats and a dog.
 

 

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The information on this website is intended to be informational only and does not establish an attorney/client relationship, nor is it meant to be legal advice for a specific matter. Please do not email or fax information to Lynda without first speaking or meeting with her because the information may not be kept confidential nor will it establish an attorney/client relationship. Lynda is admitted to practice only in Arizona, the District of Columbia (inactive) and Pennsylvania. The Shely Firm address is: 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 103-406, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254.
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