© 2019  D. Kent Shelton. P.C.

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About

Since 1993, I have been helping people solve their legal issues and I am happy to help you.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Attorney, 1993 to present


PRACTICE AREAS

Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense, Adoptions; Wills & Trusts; Small Business Advisor; Military Law Consultant

 

EDUCATION

  • The McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Diploma, 1984

  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, Bachelor of Arts, 1988 History & Anthropology

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, Juris Doctor, 1992

  • Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer Basic Course, 2001

  • Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer Advanced Course, 2009

  • Army Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, 2019

 
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1993 to present

  • Georgia Supreme Court & Georgia Court of Appeals, 1994 to present

  • United States Federal District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1994 to present

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1994 to present 

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994 to present


ASSOCIATIONS

  • State Bar of Georgia, Military-Veterans Law Section, 2004 to present, Chair 2004-2012

  • State Bar of Georgia, Military Legal Assistance Program, Charter Member 2008 to present

  • Cobb County Bar Association, 1997 to present

  • The Phoenix Institute for Adolescents, Board of Directors, 1996-1997

  • Mercer Law School, Alumni Board of Directors 2004-2006

  • Coach George E. Ford Board, City of Powder Springs, 2004-2006

  • City of Powder Springs Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, Chair, 2017 to present


MILITARY EXPERIENCE

  • United States Army Reserve (USAR), Judge Advocate (JAG) Officer, September 2000 to present

  • Current Rank and Assignment: Major, Brigade Judge Advocate, 4th Brigade, 94th Training Division, 80th Training Command, USAR

 

Veteran

Active Duty:

  • XVIII Airborne Corps, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Bragg, NC 2003-2004: Administrative Law, Environmental Law Specialist, Legal Assistance

  • 335th Signal Command, East Point, Georgia 2018: Deputy Staff Judge Advocate (Acting)

Units:

  • 2125th Garrison Support Unit

  • 213th Legal Operations Detachment

  • 926 Engineer Brigade

  • 642nd Regional Support Group

  • 4th Brigade / 94th Training Division

Military Awards: 

  • Meritorious Service Medal

  • Army Commendation Medal (w/ two Oak Leaves),

  • Army Achievement Medal (w/ one Oak Leaf)

  • Overseas Training Ribbon

  • Army Service Ribbon

  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (w/ Silver Oak Leaf)

  • National Defense Service Medal

  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ Mobilization Device and Bronze X Device)

  • Global War on Terror Service Ribbon


ENTREPRENEUR:

  • Georgia Examiner, LLC, Founder, 2004 to 2016

  • Lawyers Digital Publishing, LLC 2008 to 2011