Lynda C. Shely, of The Shely Firm, PC, Scottsdale, Arizona, provides ethics advice to over 1900 law firms in the United States. 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 attorney 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 the 2020-2022 chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, an Arizona Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates, and volunteers with several other nonbillable entities involved in legal ethics matters, including as a member of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Board of Nonlawyer Legal Service Providers. She has been an adjunct professor at all Arizona law schools, teaching professional responsibility.