Law Office of Kathleen Shell

Criminal Defense Lawyers | Serving Decatur, TN

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Providing superior legal services for Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, and Roane Counties

291 Abel Avenue
Decatur, TN 37322

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Attorney Kathleen Shell is a native of Southeast Tennessee and works from offices in both Athens and Decatur for her clients' convenience. She is licensed in both state and federal court and is a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming where she studied to enhance her litigation techniques and acquire specialized trial skills.

Attorney Shell is prepared to handle all types of criminal matters, including those you believe may be minor. She is concerned with protecting your rights within a criminal justice system that may be unfamiliar and intimidating to you. Trying to navigate a system in which you are at the mercy of prosecutors who may seem most concerned with getting a conviction is not something you want to do alone. It requires the assistance of someone with experience, knowledge, and a willingness to work hard. Attorney Kathleen Shell can do that for you.

Whether you are going through a divorce, need to legitimize a child, or find yourself involved in a custody dispute, the laws in Tennessee can be complicated and you should not proceed without the assistance of an attorney who is dedicated to getting the best possible resolution for you. Most family law issues are fraught with emotion and can easily become complex. You need an attorney who recognizes this to help you navigate the court system and understand your rights.

Attorney Shell is able to assist you with a wide range of civil issues including adoptions, conservatorships and guardianships, contract disputes, deeds, probating an estate, and wills. Your matter will be handled efficiently, discreetly, and always with your best interest in mind.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drunk Driving - DUI / DWI
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Child Abuse
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Sexual Misconduct 
  • Juvenile Law
  • Probation Violation
  • Domestic Relations

The Law Office of Kathleen Shell mainly serves Bradley, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, Rhea, and Roane Counties.

Call Attorney Kathleen Shell today at 423-454-5004 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Kathleen Shell


  • Tennessee, 2012
  • Federal Court, Eastern Division of Tennessee in 2013


  • Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia - 2012
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - 1991
  • Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, 2015 Graduate

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • President, McMinn Meig Bar Association, 2015-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

Office Locations

Decatur Office
291 Abel Avenue
Decatur, TN 37322

Athens Office
100 West Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303


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