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Mike Shelton was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Arizona State cum laude in 1992. Mike graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1995 where he was on the trial advocacy team which reached the regional finals.
Upon graduation from law school, Mike worked as an Assistant Circuit Attorney in the City of St. Louis from 1995 through 1998. While working as a prosecutor in the City of St. Louis, Mike tried fifteen jury trials in a three year span. He tried over 50 bench trials in the three year span and had a term working with the Grand Jury. Also, Mike began to foster his law enforcement contacts that he maintains today.
After leaving the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office in 1998, Mike worked at Wuestling & James, a civil defense firm in St. Louis. While working at the civil defense firm, Mike tried numerous jury trials and was exposed and privy to the insurance defense inter workings and uses that knowledge today to assist his clients.
After leaving the insurance defense firm in 2002, Mike was a founding member of the law firm Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC. Mike’s practice included all aspects of personal injury, including products liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, dog bite injuries, work place accidents and workers’ compensation injuries. Mike also assisted in some of the pharmaceutical litigation the firm handled.
In 2017, Mike was a founding member in the law firm O’Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin LLC. Mike continues to work on all aspects of personal injury, focusing on product liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, dog bite cases, work place accidents and workers’ compensation claims.
Mike has successfully resolved many wrongful death claims over the years. In one case, Mike represented the family of a highway worker that was killed by a drunk driver. Mike obtained a $1,250,000.00 settlement against the drunk driver and obtained a confidential settlement against the bar owner on a dram shop claim for overserving the drunk driver. In another case, Mike represented the family of a young woman that was killed when the underride bar of an eighteen wheeler failed. Mike obtained a $3,900,000.00 settlement against the two companies responsible. In another case, Mike represented the family of a man who was struck on a bridge and obtained a settlement over $6,200,000.00. In another case, Mike represented the family of a mother that was killed by an out-of-control trash truck and that case was resolved for the policy limits that totaled $939,924.00. In another case, Mike represented the family of a man who was being transported to the hospital in an ambulance that broke down en route and that case settled for a confidential amount. In another case, Mike represented the parent of a teenager that was killed in a drag racing incident on a well traveled road in South County.
In addition to his full-time duties as a personal injury attorney, Mike has worked as the Brentwood Prosecuting Attorney for 18 years and worked as the Village of Marlborough Prosecuting Attorney for 8 years until the court merged with the St. Louis County Court. Mike is admitted practice law in the State of Missouri and is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics, which is received by less than 10% of practicing attorneys.
Mike lives in St. Louis with his wife and two sons and has enjoyed coaching a variety of his boys’ sports teams. He was also the athletic director for baseball/softball at the Immacolota Catholic Church in St. Louis for 6 years.