Shellie Handelsman practices in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning and probate law, entertainment and sports law, and intellectual property law (copyright and trademark). Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she received her Bachelors of Music in Performance summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Shellie is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
She 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 was a research assistant to the Honorable Alberto Gonzales. Previously, she worked as an attorney at the Law Office of John Cobb Rochford, the Everhart Law Firm, and the Law Offices of George B. Handelsman. Additionally, she worked as an unemployment appeals hearing officer for the Tennessee Department of Labor Appeals Tribunal, a legal intern for the Nashville Predators, and a legal intern for the Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts.
Shellie serves as co-chair for the Nashville Bar Association’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Committee and on the executive board for the Lawyers’ Association for Women. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Sports Council, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women. Most recently, Shellie was accepted into the 2019 Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum Class.
In her spare time, Shellie competes in Spartan races, plays softball for the Nashville Bar Association’s Lawyers’ League, enjoys going to concerts and sporting events, and spends time with her golden retriever, Dakota.