Shelby Frost Lemmel was born in Seattle, Washington, and other than summers in Alaska and Hawaii, has lived there her entire life. She was the fourth generation of women in her family to graduate from the University of Washington, where she received a B.A. in English. Ms. Lemmel obtained her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Lemmel's scholastic honors include Presidential Scholar, Dean's List, and Cali awards in Evidence and Trial Advocacy.
Ms. Lemmel joined the predecessor of Masters Law Group (Wiggins & Masters) in January 2003, shortly after passing the bar exam. Since then, Ms. Lemmel has handled all aspects of appeals, from filing the notice of appeal, through briefing and oral argument, to filing attorney fee affidavits and cost bills. She has worked on cases in many areas of civil practice, including constitutional law, family law, contracts, personal injury, and real property.
Ms. Lemmel spent her second summer in law school working as a judicial extern for the Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein, Western District of Washington, and later enjoyed a second judicial externship for Justice Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court. She was an active member of the Moot Court Board during law school, and chaired the board during the academic year 2001-2002. She enjoyed competing in-house and at the regional level, placing first in the Fredric C. Tausend appellate competition. She remains active with the Moot Court Board both as a coach and judge.
Ms. Lemmel is married to Andrew Lemmel, a litigation attorney in Seattle. They met during their first year of law school and enjoy playing soccer with other SU Law graduates. They have two beautiful young children who keep them quite busy when away from work!