Andrew P. Shelby




Andrew P. Shelby concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and has represented a wide range of clients in complex disputes involving such issues as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate law, securities law and class action claims. He is a member of the Real Estate Litigation Practice Group.

As pro bono projects, Andrew has represented victims of domestic violence and indigent asylum seekers. Before joining Novack and Macey, Andrew was an associate at Latham & Watkins.  He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and now resides in Chicago.

From 2012 through 2018, Super Lawyers selected Andrew as an Illinois Rising Star, an honor given to fewer than 2.5 percent of all Illinois lawyers.


  • Kenyon College (B.A. 2003), with Distinction in Philosophy
  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington (J.D. 2008), Cum Laude; Associate Editor, Indiana Law Journal, 2006-2007; Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal, 2007-2008

Speeches & Publications

  • Co-author, "Beware:  Illinois Federal Attorney-Client Privileges and Work Product Doctrines are Different," Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 105 #11, November 2017. View PDF.

  • “Fifth Circuit Rules in OMG, L.P. v. Heritage Auctions,” a Case Note on OMG, L.P. v. Heritage Auctions, No. 14-10403, 2015 WL 2151779 (5th Cir. May 8, 2015), News & Developments, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Website, Sept. 29, 2015. View PDF

  • “Tennessee High Court Clarifies Tennessee Law to Avoid Preemption,” a Case Note on Berent v. CMH Homes, Inc., No. E2013-01214-SC-R11-CV, 2015 WL 3526984, —S.W.3d—(Tenn. June 5, 2015), American Bar Association Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Website, July 28, 2015. View PDF.

  • “Preservation plan: Discovery of electronically stored information poses significant risks,” Smart Business Chicago, November 2014. View PDF

  • Co-author, Fighting anonymous online defamation, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 11, 2014. View PDF.

  • Co-author, Internet Defamation: The Need to Change Illinois and Federal Law.” CBA Record, February-March 2013. View PDF.