Shelley Swain Berry (?Lawdogg?) is a partner at Ruloff, Swain, Haddad, Morecock, Talbert, & Woodward. Shelley is a charismatic attorney who excels in obtaining results for her clients. She specializes in complex car accident and medical malpractice cases; she maintains clients throughout the country. She has represented many high profile cases to date with stellar results.
Born and raised in Virginia, Shelley enjoys spending time with her family and large network of friends. Shelley graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor?s in Psychology and Political Science, with a concentration in Public Law from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia. After winning a full scholarship to the University of Missouri, she earned her Master?s in Public Policy, graduating at the top of her class. While earning her Master?s degree, she worked as assistant to Vicky Riback Wilson, who served as a Missouri state representative, fighting for legislation on domestic violence issues, as well as ending discrimination based on mental health and other humanitarian efforts. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2010. While attending Regent University, Shelley was the recipient of the Dean?s Scholarship, Academic Merit Scholarship and served on the Council of Graduate Students. Since graduation, she has been fervently practicing personal injury and medical malpractice.
Shelley truly has a passion for personal injury law. After graduating from Old Dominion Univer2005, just after graduation from Old Dominion University, she was the victim of a serious accident that left her wheelchair bound for a number of months. She relates to and understands clients who have had to go through similar situations and whose family members have been seriously injured. She enjoys being able to call her former clients ?friends.? Her ultimate goal is to meet and hear her client?s story and to make someone?s life easier by working on a plan of action to compensate them for their loss after the unfortunate events that have brought them together.
In her spare time, Shelley is active in the community and enjoys traveling, working out, planning and throwing parties, but most of all enjoys time with her husband Todd and their three young children.
HONORS / AWARDS Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia 2016 The American Society of Legal Advocates ?Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40? 2017
REPRESENTATIVE CASES / VERDICTS $515,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)- Passenger died when driver lost control of vehicle $500,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)- Rear end case, TBI/concussion issues $500,000 Settlement ? Rear end case, cervical surgery $475,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)- Head on collision, multiple deaths and permanent injuries $300,000 Settlement (Policy Limits) ? Head on collision, foot surgery $100,000 Settlement ? Slip and Fall
BAR ADMISSIONS Supreme Court of Virginia U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
EDUCATION J.D., Regent University School of Law M.S., Public Policy, University of Missouri- Columbia B.S., Psychology and Political Science, Old Dominion University
MEMBERSHIPS / PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Concerns of Police Survivors Wave Leadership College Virginia Trial Lawyers