Shelby Akerley, Esq

Associate Attorney


I love that The Creator's Law Firm allows you to do just that: CREATE. Whether it's yourself, your business, or your IP, nothing and no one comes out of their experience at TCLF unshaped. In a sense, we help our clients grow just as much as we help our client's IP portfolio grow, and as a young firm we have the distinct honor of getting to grow beside
both. I think that's a pretty wonderful thing and one of the parts of my job I enjoy most.

Michigan State Law Review Forum Publication: Arizona Law Journal of Emerging Technologies, Business Interruption Insurance in the Wake of COVID-19: Do Civil Authority Provisions Mean Businesses Stay in the Red While We Stay at Home? | Donald Nystrom Best Brief Competition Finalist | Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute | Michigan State Law Review: Editorial Board; Anti-Trafficking Legal Advocacy Society; President | Great Lakes First Amendment Clinic | Women's Law Caucus


Michigan Bar. Young Lawyer Division. Law Practice Division
Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division


A great day for me is having a huge iced coffee, a good book or stand-up comedy
show, and making a home-cooked meal (I didn't say edible, I said home-cooked, ok).

Currently Enjoying

Glass Animals or underground rap from the 90's— there is no in-between,
The Woman Who Smashed Codes (Shout out to my mom for the recommendation - it's amazing!), and TED TALKS: The Power of Vulnerability and Choice, Happiness, and
Spaghetti Sauce (or anything by Malcolm Gladwell in general).

Juris Doctor, Michigan State University College of Law (2021) | B.S. Advertising; Management, Michigan State University (2017) |
Help A Willing Kid Foundation: Philanthropy Chair | Phi Sigma Pi