Shelly Booth Cooley

Title: Attorney At Law
Phone: (702) 265-4505
Fax: (702) 645-9924

attorney profileAttorney and Counselor at Law Shelly Cooley founded The Cooley Law Firm in March, 2009. Prior to establishing The Cooley Law Firm (from 2004, through March, 2009), Shelly worked for a mid­size Nevada law firm where she practiced in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on Family Law.

Since opening her own firm, Shelly practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. Shelly graduated with high honors from the University of California, Davis in 1995, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. She then spent one (1) year working with Probation Department, through AmeriCorps. At the end of the program,

Shelly entered the teaching credential program at University of the Pacific, completing their graduate program and obtaining her multiple subject teaching credential in 1997. Shelly spent two (2) years teaching 1st and 2nd grade in California. Shelly moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1998 , where she taught 5th grade for Clark County School District for three (3) years before becoming an attorney.

Shelly attended William S. Boyd School of Law at the University Nevada, Las Vegas, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2004. Shelly was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Lawyering Process II, the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and Criminal Procedure II. During her studies, she also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable David T. Wall, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County,

Shelly was admitted to practice with the State Bar of Nevada in 2004, and is also admitted to the United States District Court, District of Nevada. Shelly is currently a member of the Nevada State Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, and the American Bar.

In her spare time, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband, her two (2) sons, and the family dog.

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Nevada, 2004

United States District Court, District of Nevada, 2004


William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, Nevada, Juris Doctorate, May 2004

University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, Multiple Subject Credential, 1996

University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology (Major), Human Development

Classes and Seminars:

Discovery: Consultations, Preliminary Disclosures and the Financial Disclosure Form, State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Conference at Ely (Paralegal Track), 2011.

2011 Legislative Update: Family Law, State Bar of Nevada, 2011.

Beyond the Plain Facts: Other Types of Custody Evidence (Identifying and Establishing NRS 124.480(4) Best Interest Factors, State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Conference at Ely, 2012.

Case Law and Legislative Update, State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Conference at Ely, 2012.

Civility Weakness: Ethics and Civility Review, State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Conference at Ely, 2013.

Tools of the Trade, State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Conference at Ely (Paralegal Track), 2014.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Family Law Section Member

LGBT Section Member

State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section, Executive Council Member

Nevada Family Law Report (NFLR) Newsletter, Editor

Clark County Bar Association

American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

American Fertility Association

Resolve, The National Infertility Association

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National LGBT Bar Association

Attorney Profile, Shelly Booth Cooley