Frederick Shelton, CEO
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Frederick Shelton has held positions as the CMO of a general practice law firm, Executive Director of a patent boutique, National Director of Legal at a 2,000+ person organization and is now the CEO of Shelton & Steele.
For over 25 years, Frederick has coordinated the lateral moves of associates, partners, groups, and law firm mergers & acquisitions.
He is a recognized expert and published author on subjects which include:
Virtual & Hybrid Law Firm Platforms
Individual Attorney Marketing (IAM)
Personality Profiling During Meetings
Career Management for Attorneys
Law Firm Employee Retention
Lateral Attorney Interviewing, Hiring & Integration
Mr. Shelton has been published, quoted and interviewed on national talk radio, television, Attorney at Law Magazine, Byte, LawCrossing, the American Lawyer Magazine, Success Magazine, Upjourney, Tribune News Media, Forbes and Reader's Digest.
He was seconded to a Virtual Law firm and has placed more partners at virtual firms and firms that offer a remote platform, than any recruiter in the country. Here is a link to
"The Viable Alternative to BigLaw: Virtual Law" an Article he wrote for Attorney at Law Magazine in March of 2019.
Mr. Shelton is a highly sought after speaker and has presented to numerous legal and professional organizations throughout the United States. He has also lectured at the University of San Diego School of Law and the College of Southern Nevada.
Frederick has been a paid business and motivational speaker at legal and other professional conventions for over a decade.
He has also been paid to do stand-up comedy at venues like The Comedy Store in La Jolla and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
To learn more about Frederick’s keynotes and programs, click Here.
Mr. Shelton was once a homeless teen and was saved from death by a complete stranger. Reverend Clinton Jordan or “Slick” as Frederick used to call him, allowed Frederick to live with his family until Frederick was old enough to join the U.S. Navy.
Frederick has never forgotten that kindness and the corporate motto of Shelton & Steele is “All ships rise with the tide. We shall not endeavor to have the largest ship. We are the tide.”
Frederick volunteers on a regular basis and any Shelton & Steele employee who takes a day off to volunteer is compensated for their time.
Mr. Shelton has also been a regular volunteer at both Nellis and Creech Air Force bases for years, where he teaches those coming out o the military how to research jobs, interview effectively etc.
He has also volunteered at food banks and homeless shelters, and the Shelton’s have had at least one or two “house guests” living with them at a time for years.
These have been men, women and “At-Risk” youth who needed a safe place to stay or a hand up. Not a handout, just a hand up.
Frederick is also the head of a nefarious criminal gang: The HFO's. Homeless Feeding Outlaws.
Frederick and his co-conspirators gather together and make hundreds of fresh sandwiches, fruit snacks and cool bottled water, which they give out illegally, in Las Vegas.
That's right. When it's 105+ degrees outside in Las Vegas, handing someone a cool bottle of water carries a $1,500 fine (at the time of this writing - we're fighting to change this).
In spite of this, Frederick and the HFO's spend every Sunday they can, going on "crime sprees" and feeding
200 - 400 homeless people per month out of the back of his SUV.
In his spare time, Frederick enjoys playing golf, chess, painting, reading, writing and the occasional evening playing Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments at casinos on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
“Since I’ve begun working with Shelton & Steele, my income has literally doubled. Frederick has also given me invaluable business advice. There is no one I would recommend more highly.”
Knicole Emanuel, Partner
“Frederick Shelton guided us through every step of a law firm merger. He was clear, objective and made sure things went smoothly.
He knows more about attorney branding & marketing than anyone I’ve ever met – including the people in our marketing department! He’s the real thing.”
Scott Rasmussen, Partner