Title: Harris Shelton Attorney Benjamin West Named Vice President of Lafayette County Bar Association
Harris Shelton is proud to announce that Attorney Benjamin D. West was selected by his peers to serve as Vice President of the Lafayette County Bar Association for the 2021-2022 term.
As a professional organization, the Lafayette County Bar Association offers networking, educational and professional development opportunities to local Mississippi members. West previously served as the organization’s Secretary in 2011-2012 and as Treasurer in 2012. He will lead the organization as President in the 2022-2023 term.
West, a native Memphian, earned both his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and began his legal career in Oxford. He has a diverse background in litigation, having worked in private practice and as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company. West also worked for two of the most prestigious global law firms in Houston, Texas, before returning to Oxford.
West, who is based in Harris Shelton’s Oxford office, is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. An equity member of Harris Shelton, he leverages his vast experience to provide cost-effective litigation, regulatory, compliance and dispute resolution strategies for our clients.
Title: Harris Shelton Attorney Named Top 100 Trial Lawyer and Top 25 Women Trial Lawyer for Civil Litigation
Harris Shelton is proud to announce that Amber Griffin Shaw has been extended membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and The National Women Trial Lawyers Top 25 for her exceptional work as a civil trial attorney.
An invitation-only organization, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is composed of top trial lawyers from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. The selection process begins with peer nominations, followed by a combination of third-party research. Membership is extended to a select few of the most qualified attorneys.
The organization’s mission is to promote excellence and foster diversity in the legal profession through advocacy training, networking and education of trial lawyers. As a member, Shaw will be among a prestigious group making considerable strides in the legal profession.
Shaw’s highly respected career is also being recognized with an induction to the National Women Trial Lawyers Top 25 Women. An extension of The National Trial Lawyers, Top 25 Women is an invitation-only professional organization limited to the Top 25 female attorneys who serve individuals and families needing legal representation as it relates to legal issues affecting women and their civil rights.
The association provides members with a network of knowledge and experience in handling women-oriented legal cases. It serves as a resource for both attorneys and victims seeking to be connected with specialized attorneys.
For more than a decade, Shaw, who is the managing member of Harris Shelton’s office in Covington, Tennessee, has excelled as a trial lawyer in both jury and bench trials. She brings a wealth of experience in complex litigation to her clients. Her numerous accolades for her work include National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Tipton County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Woman of the Year, and Memphis Area Legal Services Tipton County Pro Bono Attorney of The Year.
Shaw graduated magna cum laude from Lambuth University and earned her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Harris Shelton extends our congratulations to Amber in appreciation of her exceptional work on behalf of our clients and our community.