Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Business Law

Shelly Hall


Practice areas and experience

Shelly joined Jones Lemon & Graham LLP in 2017 and, in her 12+ years as an attorney, has experience in insurance, business, employment, and not-for-profit law, as well as litigation.

 After graduating from the University of Georgia Law School, Shelly was a law clerk at the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission and served on the staff of the City of Bloomington Human Relations Commission. In those roles, Shelly worked on enforcement, litigation, and community education.  

Shelly also has worked with large Chicago law firms and in-house with major US insurers. In those capacities, she has extensive experience with insurance coverage disputes, in litigation and otherwise, as well as insurance underwriting and product development and regulatory issues, particularly for D&O, fiduciary liability, employment-practices, financial-institution bond, professional liability, and commercial general liability insurance coverages. While in-house with an insurer, Shelly oversaw private and not-for-profit D&O and fiduciary products for the chief underwriting officer. In addition to insurance-product development, Shelly handled regulatory filings for insurance-product approval nationwide, developed underwriting guidelines, manuals, endorsements, and training materials, and trained staff on claim and underwriting issues.

Shelly also is an adjunct professor at Kishwaukee College, where she teaches Business Law.


Representative Matters

Handled D&O, EPL, E&O, and profesional liability matters involving claims against Fortune 100 and 500 companies, their boards, and others, including major financial institutions, insurers, investment banking firms, mortgage lenders, mutual funds, law firms, media companies, retailers, insurance brokers, manufacturers, drug companies, and others. Some of these matters arose from allegations relating to bid rigging, contingent commissions, Hurricane Katrina, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, the subprime mortgage meltdown, the auction rate securities scandal, and a municipal bond derivatives scheme.

Handled numerous insurance coverage matters involving claims against non-profits, and their directors and officers. 

Handled a number of insurance coverage matters involving claims under commercial general liability insurance policies, including manufacturers, drug companies, and  Fortune 100 and 500 companies



University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. 2004 (British Legal Extern and London Law Consortium participant); Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A. (Economics and Political Science double major), magna cum laude 2001


Admitted to Practice

Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Publications; Blog

"‘Charge’ Ahead: What the EEOC’s Recent Enforcement and Litigation Data Statistics Really Mean for EPL Insurers," June 2014 in FC&S Insurance Coverage Law Report; and "Insurer Cannot Rescind Legal Malpractice Insurance Policy Obtained With Misrepresentations in a Renewal Application," December 2013, and Agents of America; co-author of Jones Lemon Employment Law Tracker, Business Law Blog, D&O Digest, Financial Institution Bond Blog, Lawyers Malpractice Digest, Professional Liability Insurance Digest; while at the University of Georgia Law School, research assistant for textbook on World Trade Organization.


Professional associations

Professional Liability Underwriting Society 


Other activities

Board member, Geneva Community Chest; former board member, St. Peter School, Home & School Association