Lynda C. Shely, of The Shely Firm, PC, Scottsdale, Arizona, has provided legal ethics advice to over 2000 law firms on a variety of topics including advertising requirements, alternative business structures, conflicts of interest, fees and billing, multijurisdictional practices, and lawyers changing firms. 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 attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC.
Lynda is a past president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Scottsdale Bar Association. She is the Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, an Arizona Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates, and serves on the Arizona Supreme Court's ABS Committee. Lynda has received several awards for her contributions to the legal profession, including the 2022 Maricopa County Bar Association Member of the Year Award, and 2007 State Bar of Arizona Member of the Year Award. She has been an adjunct professor at all Arizona law schools, teaching professional responsibility.
Lynda received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and her JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC.