Shuttleworth PLLC Welcomes Clay Lutz to Our Nashville Office

Clarence “Clay” Lutz has joined the Nashville office of Shuttleworth PLLC. Mr. Lutz is a native Nashvillian and a 1995 alumnus of the Nashville School of Law, where he served on the Student Honor Council. He received his license in 1995, and is currently admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit and all of Tennessee’s Federal District and State Courts. He served as a Judicial Clerk for The Honorable William B. Cain before joining the Office of the Attorney General. Most recently, Clay served as an attorney and administrative judge in the Department of Health Care Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee. His practice currently focuses in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, and insurance defense.

Receptionist Position Available in Our Memphis Office

Shuttleworth PLLC is in search of a Receptionist with excellent communication skills for our East Memphis office in the Poplar/Ridgeway area.  Duties include directing telephone calls for all three of our offices in Tennessee, greeting guests, accepting packages and distributing faxes.  Position will also be responsible for entering billable time into our financial system, opening and closing files, processing checks, and assisting attorneys and fellow staff members. Insured vehicle is required for this position.

Please submit résumé

  • Via email to -OR-
  • Via fax to (901) 526-5056 Attention: Amy Braasch -OR-
  • Via US mail to:

Amy Braasch
Office and Accounting Manager
Shuttleworth PLLC
PO Box 3020
Memphis, TN 38173

Shuttleworth PLLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Billing Coordinator Position Available in Memphis

The Memphis office of Shuttleworth PLLC is seeking a Billing Coordinator.  This position requires a minimum of 2 years of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and invoicing experience.  Knowledge of general ledger helpful.  Ability to handle multiple deadlines from multiple sources and communicate professionally with clients is a must.  Duties include processing daily deposits, processing firm accounts payable, preparing and submitting billing invoices to clients, enforcing billing procedures and client billing guidelines, collections, and reporting.  Other duties may be assigned.  Benefit package available.

Please send resumes to:
Amy Braasch
Shuttleworth PLLC
22 N. Front Street, Suite 850
Memphis, TN 38103


Email to
Fax to Attn: Amy Braasch at 901-526-5056

Shuttleworth PLLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Leibovich Moderates ADR Panel

Joe LeibovichShuttleworth PLLC member Joe Leibovich on December 5 served as moderator on a panel on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Plan.  United States Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo along with Allen Blair  of Blair Mediation and Billy Ryan, partner with Donati Law Firm, also spoke on the panel.  The panel discussion was part of a day long continuing legal education seminar put together by the Memphis Bar Association’s Labor and Employment section.  The annual year-end seminar provides a comprehensive review of important developments in labor and employment law on the local and national levels.

The ADR panel discussed the history, procedures, and success rate of the Western District’s ADR plan that went into effect in September 2014.  The plan calls for mandatory mediation in most civil cases.  Under the plan, mediation should occur within 12 weeks of the Scheduling Conference in cases.

Joe is a Rule 31 listed general civil mediator in Tennessee, and serves as a mediator on the Western District’s ADR panel.  He will serve as vice-president of the Memphis Bar Association’s Labor and Employment section beginning in January.

Clerical Support Staff needed – Nashville Office

Shuttleworth PLLC* is currently seeking a full-time, highly organized clerical support staff member to assist our attorneys and paralegal in our Nashville office.  Duties include:

  • Typing/transcription
  • Mail processing, bank deposits, time entry and client invoice processing
  • Courthouse filing and other errands**
  • Copying, scanning, faxing and filing (including use of case management software)
  • Calendaring and making travel arrangements
  • Other clerical duties as needed

Law firm experience very helpful but not required.  If you enjoy working as a member of a team, please send your resume to, fax to Amy Braasch at 901-526-5056 or mail to:

Amy Braasch
Office and Accounting Manager
Shuttleworth PLLC
PO Box 3020
Memphis, TN 38173

*Shuttleworth PLLC is an equal opportunity employer

**Vehicle and insurance required

Shellie Handelsman joins Shuttleworth PLLC’ Nashville Office

Shellie Handelsman is an attorney in the areas of civil litigation and estate planning. Shellie earned her law degree cum laude from Belmont University College of Law, where she was a founding member of both the Belmont Law Review and Board of Advocates and participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Belmont University College of Law’s American Inn of Court, the Entertainment Law Society, the Legal Aid Society, and the Women’s Law Student Organization.JEL30893-Handelsman, Michelle

Shellie has previously worked as an Associate Attorney with the Law Office of John Cobb Rochford; an Unemployment Appeals Hearing Officer for the Tennessee Department of Labor Appeals Tribunal; a Research Assistant to the Honorable Alberto Gonzales; and as an intern for the Nashville Predators, the Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts, the Everhart Law Firm, and the Law Offices of George B. Handelsman.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shellie received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Shellie is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association (including the Entertainment and Sports Law Section and the Young Lawyers Division), the Nashville Bar Association (including the Entertainment, Sports & Media Committee and the Young Lawyers Division), the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, the Lawyers’ Association for Women, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

In her spare time, Shellie plays softball on several teams (including the Nashville Bar Association’s Lawyers’ League); sings in the Vox Grata choir; and spends time with her golden retriever, Dakota.

Welcome aboard, Shellie!

IOLTA Grant Review Update

bWilliamsReprinted with Permission.

This originally appeared in the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association’s publication, The Ledger (Issue 1, Volume 1)

IOLTA Grant Review Update by Bruce Williams, Member – Shuttleworth PLLC

The IOLTA (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) program was established by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1984, and the responsibility for its administration was assigned to the Tennessee Bar Foundation. The purpose of the program is to raise funds to be distributed, in the form of grants, to organizations in Tennessee that provide direct legal services to the indigent and to organizations that seek to improve the administration of justice. IOLTA has granted over $20,390,060 to providers of these services in the state.

TDLA selects one of its members to serve on the Tennessee Bar Foundation’s Grant Review Committee, which assesses the merits of those various grant applications for awards. The Committee members are assigned individual responsibility for investigating and vetting up to three applications. Each Member reports to the full Committee at its annual meeting each November. The Committee then recommends awards to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for final decision.

For 2015, the Committee proposed awards totaling $465,825 to providers of direct legal services such as The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and Memphis Area Legal Services. In addition, grants were made totaling much less to organizations that seek to improve the administration of justice, such as domestic violence prevention organizations and Tennessee CASA Association. The TBF Board of Trustees adopted the committee’s recommendations as proposed.

We resume our work in October, vetting applications for calendar year 2016. This process is time well spent working with top lawyers and judges from across the state. I appreciate the opportunity to serve TDLA in this role.

IOLTA Grant Update Bruce Williams

Edward Curry arrested to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Research

Shuttleworth PLLC member, Edward I. Curry, was arrested this morning to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Although his time in jail was brief, he is continuing to raise money towards:

  • Funding treatments and cures;
  • Providing life-enhancing programs like state-of-the-art clinics and support groups; and
  • Sending kids with muscle disease to MDA summer camp, where they’ll enjoy “the best week of the year,” having fun while gaining confidence and independence.

Here are some pictures from Ed’s experience:Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)


And if you would like to contribute to the cause, you can click here: Ed Curry Fundraising Page