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

  • Taking Brick & Mortar Professionals Remote

  • ​Individual Attorney Marketing (IAM)

  • Advanced Interviewing, Hiring & Integration for Traditional & Virtual Platforms

  • Personality Profiling During Meetings

  • ​Career Management for Attorneys

  • Law Firm Employee Retention

   Mr. Shelton has been published, quoted and interviewed on national talk radio, television, Bloomberg Law, 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 as the Head of Lateral Acquisitions in 2016, 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.

   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 of 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.

   Pre-Covid Frederick was also the head of a nefarious criminal gang: The HFO's. Homeless Feeding Outlaws.

   Frederick and his co-conspirators would gather together and make hundreds of fresh sandwiches, fruit snacks and cool bottled water, which they gave out illegally, in Las Vegas. Yes, it's illegal to feed people in Las Vegas. Frederick was a serial criminal!

   Since this is no longer possible, Frederick started the "$20 Challenge" From June 13th to August 13th of 2020, Frederick will match all donations to Help of Southern Nevada up to $5,000. When we reach the $5,000 mark, Frederick will repeat the challenge again!

   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.

"As one of the first recruiting firms to truly understand new model law firms, Shelton & Steele is ideally suited to identify the right candidates for our firm.

The recruiters respect our time - and the candidates' - by thoroughly educating prospects on our business model, culture, and vision before making an introduction.

We are thrilled with the high caliber and collaborative lawyers they have placed with our firm.

We highly recommend Shelton & Steele."

Marlene Laro, COO 

Potomac Law Group, Virtual Law Firm

   “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

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