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Azelie Ziegler Shelby

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Wills and Estate Law
  • Immigration
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • Workers' Compensation Defense and Plaintiff Litigation; Insurance Defense Litigation; Intellectual Property Law; School Law; Maritime Defense and Plaintiff Litigation; Business Litigation; Succession and Estate Law
  • Numerous State and Federal Trials Including Jury Trials, Bench Trials, Workers' Compensation Trials, and Trials before the Administrative Law Judges under Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
  • Multiple appearances before several Louisiana Courts of Appeal
  • Extensive Motion Practice


I am married to David J. Shelby, II, who is a Partner at Taylor Porter, Brooks and Phillips. We have two children, Jessica and Jack.


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 05/1993
    • Honors: Jessup International Moot Court Team, Member, 1992, Editor, 1993. The team placed 2nd in the Region in the Oral Argument Competition and 4th in the Region with Written Briefs
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 05/1990
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business with Pre-Law Option
    • Minor: Piano

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1993


  • Order of Omega
  • American Jurisprudence Award; Administration of Criminal Justice I, Spring, 1991
  • President, Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity
  • Vice President, Delta Zeta Social Sorority
  • Vice President, Rush Chairman, Songfestival Chairman
  • N.S.U. Hall of Fame
  • National Collegiate Business Merit Award
  • Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker, LASIE Open Forum & Legislative Recap, 2013, Effective Claims Management- The Initial Investigation
  • Speaker, Claims Adjusters on Legislative Update, 2013, House Bill 728
  • Speaker at Area CEU, 2012, Health Care Providers and Medical Treatment Guidelines
  • Speaker at Wright & Percy Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2012, Can you Fire and Injured Employee? Are you Exposed to Wage and Hour Violations?
  • Speaker at L.S.U. Freshman Professionalism Orientation, 2012
  • Speaker at Wright & Percy Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2011, Jones Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and Louisiana State Workers' Compensation
  • Speaker at L.S.U. Freshman Professionalism Orientation, 2009
  • Speaker at N.S.U. Law Day Conference, 1998, Conducting and Discipline Hearing, Published accompanying materials
  • Speaker at N.S.U. Law Day Conference, 1997, Conducting and Discipline Hearing
  • Speaker at Louisiana Vocational Association, Louisiana Department of Education 46th Annual Conference, 1997, Who is Liable- Preventing and Defending Liability and Sexual Harassment Claims

Published Works

  • Author, Louisiana Workers? Compensation Corporation Legal Highlights Newsletter. A quarterly newsletter providing pertinent legal information to company employees

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Zeta
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations

  • Dean McMahon Inns of Court, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1993 to Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member, 1994 to Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 to 2013
  • LASIE, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Baton Rouge Soccer Association, Sponsor, 2012 to Present
  • Multiple Local Community Teams, Sponsor, 2010 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 1994 to Present
  • L.S.U. Rural Life Museum, Burden Circle Patron, 2012 to Present
  • L.S.U. Friends of Rural Life Board of Trustees, 2012 to Present
  • Student Government Association, Vice President
  • Student Government Association, Communications Chairman
  • Student Government Association, Judicial Board
  • Student Government Association, Senator-at-Large
  • Student Government Association, Freshman Senator
  • Rotoract, Rotary Affiliated Service Organization
  • National Association of Professional Women, Member