Shelly has written numerous articles aimed at helping accident victims understand the legal process. She is an avid promoter of accident victims' rights under the law and fights insurance companies in the pursuit of protecting these rights and recently published The South Carolina Accident Book, to help South Carolina residents and accident victims to understand personal injury law and the insurance claims process, both before and after an accident.
She is a member of both the South Carolina Bar and the Louisiana State Bar. She is an active member of the South Carolina Bar Association, serving on the Leadership committee, and is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association. She is a member of the South Carolina Association For Justice, the American Association For Justice, and the American Bar Association.
A native of South Carolina, Ms. Leeke received her Bachelor of Science degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she graduated cum laude. She is the recipient of a CALI Excellence for the Future Award, and also earned an Achievement Award from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, CA for her studies in human rights law. She served as a judicial law clerk in the Louisiana Supreme Court. Ms. Leeke is big sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Carolina, and when she is not working, she can be found playing tennis, biking, jogging, reading, writing, or spending time with her husband Derek, two children, Rocco and Henry, and their King Charles Cavalier, Baxter.
Legal Work History
Shelly Leeke Law Firm, LLC: Charleston, South Carolina. Managing Partner. Present. Focusing on personal injury law, including automobile accidents, work injuries, wrongful death, dog bite injuries, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, construction injuries, boating accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, drunk driving victims, defective products. Representing accident & injury cases throughout the state of South Carolina.
Morris Bart, PLC: Personal Injury Law Firm, attorney. Represented hundreds of injury clients throughout the state at the largest plaintiff’s injury firm in the state of Louisiana. Ranked consistently among other attorneys in the firm with achieving the highest client settlement recovery and client satisfaction.
Blue Williams, LLP: Insurance Defense Law Firm, attorney. Represented insurance companies on the defense side of automobile and worker’s compensation, construction litigation, mold and asbestos cases.
State Supreme Court Judicial Law Clerk, State of Louisiana.
Wofford College, 1999, B.S. in Psychology, B.A. in Government (Spartanburg, SC)
- South Carolina State Bar Association (member in good standing)
- Louisiana State Bar Association (member in good standing)
- Admitted in South Carolina State Courts.
- Admitted in Louisiana State Courts.
- Admitted in The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Admitted in The United States District Court of the Western District of Louisiana.
- Berkeley County Bar Association
- Charleston County Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- South Carolina Association of Justice
- American Association of Justice (AAJ, formerly ATLA) Member since 1996.
- South Carolina Young Lawyers Division
- South Carolina Disaster Relief Committee
- Louisiana State Bar Association
Shelly Leeke has been selected as one of Suuper Lawyers Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.