Richard Shelton

Attorney at Law

 

Free Consultation

229-292-4786

"Effective Representation"

ABOUT

RICHARD W. SHELTON

EDUCATION

 

Graduated from City of Valdosta public schools, 1967

Graduated from Mercer University, B.A. in Economics, 1971

Graduated from Mercer University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1974

 

PROFESSIONAL

 

Served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Southern Judicial Circuit, 1975-1981

Practiced law in Valdosta, from 1981-1995

Served as elected member of Valdosta School Board, 1984-1986

Served as elected Lowndes County Solicitor-General, from 1985-1995 (part time) and 1995 -2012 (full time)

Practiced law in Valdosta, from 2012 to present

 

 Valdosta Bar Association, President, 1989

 

 Georgia Association of Solicitors-General:

Attended founding meeting in December, 1988

Served on the Executive Board for 14 years

President 1992 to 1993

 

Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia

March 1993 to July 1998

Secretary, 1995-1996

 

ATTORNEY SERVICE

 

Tried eight hundred jury trials to verdict, mostly as prosecutor.

 

 Prepared and filed approximately 50 appellate briefs, mostly as prosecutor.

 

 In 22 years of criminal defense practice, represented 10-20 defendants per year, tried approximately a dozen to jury verdict, numerous pleas and motions.

 

Appeared before Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for oral argument 10-12 times.

 

Mailing address

P O Box 5032

Valdosta, GA 31603

229-292-4786

(fax) 800-385-0317