Legal Business & Marketing Consulting

Law Firm Mergers & Lateral Acquisitions


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Shelton & Steele

Frederick L. Shelton, President and CEO
(702) 534-0100          
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About Us

Frederick has held positions at law firms as Chief Marketing Officer of a general practice firm, Executive Director of an intellectual property boutique, and the National Director of the legal division of the largest, privately held employment agency in America.
    Frederick is an expert coach and champion public speaker. He has competed and won dozens of awards in Toastmaster's Speech Contests, International Speech Contests, Humorous Speech Contests and Stand Up Comedy. He has been a sought after consultant and repeated guest lecturer at the University of San Diego, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, UCSD and CSN on subjects which have included:

Client Development for Attorneys
Career Management for Attorneys.
Negotiating Tactics and Strategies
Psychological Profiling for Business
Social Media Marketing for Individual Attorneys
Public Speaking for Professionals

     Frederick began his "Street Smart Law" consulting practice to help individual lawyers build their personal client base. Over the years, this has evolved with the changing legal market to include developing and implementing social media marketing campaigns, content and video marketing, using data analytics and more.
   Frederick has provided business, management, marketing and tech consulting to firms ranging from general practices & boutiques, to virtual firms and those seeking to add a virtual component to their current model.
   He has been published and quoted in Byte, The American Lawyer Magazine, Law 360 and other business and legal journals.
  Mr. Shelton has over 24 years of experience successfully placing Associates, Of Counsel, Partners, Groups and law firm Mergers & Acquisitions.  
  While competitors boast about "working with everyone", Frederick would rather limit the firm's client roster to only those firms that offer clear and definable advantages to those seeking a change.
   S&S once had contracts with over 70 AmLaw's but has modified our business model to be a reflection of the new, market disrupting firms we now have as clients. We have accepted only a handful of the very best such firms.  We have also declined to renew contracts with all but three AmLaw's (those that demonstrate greater rate flexibility, use of AFA's, autonomy, lifestyle options etc.)

   Mr. Shelton has always given to his community, having been a volunteer counselor at The Storefront Teen Crisis Center, Children's Hospital, the Turning Point Homeless Center and as the President of 1 Class at a Time Program. 
   Frederick proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. Since 2013, Frederick has volunteered with the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) at Creech & Nellis Air Force Bases where he teaches resume writing, job research and interviewing techniques.
   Frederick and his wife & daughter live just outside of Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada.He enjoys volunteering, tennis, golf, writing and playing chess.

   His book "Street Smarts for Success: From Homeless Teen to All My Dreams" will be available on Amazon, March 2018.