Kathleen Shell

Kathleen Shell

Sole Practitioner
Decatur, Tennessee
(423) 454-5090

A native of Southeast Tennessee, I am a graduate of Red Bank High School in Red Bank, Tennessee and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I earned my law degree from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia and received my license to practice law in Tennessee soon after graduation. I have been striving since that time to provide the best possible legal services for my clients. I am also a graduate of the prestigious Three Week Course and the Defense of Serious Felonies courses at the Trial Lawyers' College in Dubois, Wyoming where I studied to enhance my litigation techniques and acquire specialized trial skills. I have represented individuals on issues ranging from legitmation of babies, adoptions, and divorces in civil court to DUI, drug charges, and serious felonies in criminal court. My practice is mainly in Bradley, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, Polk, and Rhea Counties of Tennessee.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2012


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2012
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • McMinn-Meigs County Bar Association, President, 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • The American Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Trial Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, 2014 - Present


  • English