Shelley Fleming has experience in class actions, employment law, domestic relations and criminal law. She graduated from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 2006, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. Shelley also holds a BA in political science and an MA in history from Cleveland State University. She conducts in-depth research on consumer protection claims and laws nationwide, and also drafts motions and appellate briefs.
Prior to joining the firm, Shelley served as a Staff Attorney at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. In that position, she had the opportunity to conduct case management conferences, pre-trials, and settlement conferences. She attended civil and criminal trials and motion hearings. She drafted orders and opinions on discovery disputes, motions to dismiss and summary judgment, and evidence issues.
Shelley Fleming served as Judicial Attorney at the Eighth District Court of Appeals, in which she attended oral arguments and drafted opinions and memorandum on civil, criminal, probate, and domestic relations cases. She also previously served as an Associate Attorney at an employment law firm, handling matters involving labor unions, ERISA benefits, workplace discrimination, and unfair labor practices, in both federal and state courts as well as in arbitration. She also handled issues involving collections, real estate, and domestic relations matters, drafting briefs before state common pleas and domestic relations courts, federal courts, and the Ohio Supreme Court.
In addition to her experience in civil law, Shelley also has a background in criminal law. She worked as a law clerk for several criminal defense attorneys, focusing her work on individuals charged with capital offenses. She interviewed clients in Ohio jails and prisons, prepared motions to exclude evidence, appeals, and petitions for writs of habeas corpus. She also volunteered at the Innocence Project, reviewing case files for eligibility and preparing motions to obtain DNA testing of old evidence. She currently teaches undergraduate courses on criminal law and procedure as well as military history.
Shelley Fleming graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Arts in history from Cleveland State University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 2006, where she served as an Associate Editor on the Oho Northern University Law Review and was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. She received awards for her performance in courses on constitutional Law, criminal procedure, domestic relations, and property.
Areas of Practice:
Education & Court Admissions:
Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio 2006, J.D.
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003, M.A.
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002, B.A.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2010
Ohio, 2006 (90th Percentile of Bar Exam Takers)
Associations & Memberships:
Leadership & Honors:
Animal Rescue Fund, Columbia Station, Vice President
Berea Animal Rescue Fund: Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors, also serves on the Program Committee, Legal Committee, Foster Committee, and Cat Committee
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Student of the Year Award (2005-2006)
On a Personal Note:
Shelley is an avid animal lover and advocate. She is Vice President of the Animal Rescue Fund located in Columbia Township where she has volunteered for over ten years. She chairs the organization’s Program and Volunteer Action committees which develop shelter programming, create policies and procedures, and oversee volunteer relations. She also drafts grant applications and assists in writing social media content. She also enjoys reading and writing fiction, hiking in the Metroparks, photography, and traveling.