Cecilly Shelton

Cecilly C. Shelton Esq. serves as Of Counsel to The Hawes Law Firm. She has practiced law for over 17 years in real estate closings, real property planning, litigation and mortgage foreclosure. Cecilly aims for simple fees, good counsel, clear communication and a smooth finish for all parties to a transaction or case. She has also been relationship counsel for clients such as the federal government, “big five” national banks, mortgage lenders, local businesses, families and individuals.

She has particular experience in correcting title defects—having served as claims counsel for three of the nation’s leading title insurers. She was among the first attorneys in Georgia to identify a wide-spread defect in her client’s security instrument; obtaining multiple favorable judgments on their behalf to avert considerable financial losses.

She enjoys traveling, being a mother and spending time with her blended family of seven; now a Georgia peach with Texas roots.  She’s a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and as a result bleeds orange.

Cecilly established her own practice, Shelton Law LLC several years ago to bring accessible law services to directly help people & families–a cornerstone of her life’s work.  She is a Presidential Scholar, a Texas Leader Scholar, a 2014 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) & served as an LCLD Advocacy Group Leader. She has been a featured speaker for numerous First Time Homebuyer Seminars and The Legal Ease Real Estate School for Continuing Education Courses for Realtors. She has participated in the National Association of Women & Minority Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), Business Network International (BNI) Leadership Committee (Recipient of the Networker of the Month Award, Rising Star Award), Of Counsel to The Hawes Law Firm, Senior Counsel for MWH Law Group, the State Bar’s Real Property Law Section, Minorities in the Profession Committee, & the State Bar’s High School Mock Trial program.

Publications include: 2017 CLEO Edge Magazine Article, “The Current State of Diversity & Inclusion, Part 2: A Conversation with the Legal Profession”.

Licensed To Practice:

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court of Georgia-Northern
  • U.S. District Court of Georgia-Middle
  • U.S. Court of Appeals

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Deed, Affidavit, Contract
  • Foreclosure
  • Landlords, Leases
  • Wills & Trusts (Simple Estates)
  • Curing title problems (Litigation)