Lawyers

Philadelphia
One Commerce Square
2005 Market Street
Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103


New Jersey
18 Columbia Turnpike
Suite 220
Florham Park, NJ 07932


Education

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law , Camden, 1979

B.A., with highest honors, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ 1976

Honors

Ranked by Chambers USA, 2012-2015

Elected Member, American Law Institute 

William Shelley is the founding and managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office, which opened in 2013.

Bill's practice primarily involves complex contract litigation and business tort actions. His contract and business experience includes service as an Associate General Counsel at Sony Corporation of America.  

Bill is an elected member of the American Law Institute, is listed in Chambers (2012-2016) and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2006.

Bill earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College (B.A., summa cum laude) and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law (J.D. 1979). He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and before all the federal district courts in those states, together with the United States Supreme Court and the Second, Third and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of New York

Memberships

American Law Institute
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Burlington County Bar Association

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Contact

(215) 717-4001

wshelley@grsm.com


Offices

Philadelphia

New Jersey

Education

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law , Camden, 1979

B.A., with highest honors, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ 1976

Honors

Ranked by Chambers USA, 2012-2015

Elected Member, American Law Institute 

William P. Shelley

Office Managing Partner

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Biography

William Shelley is the founding and managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office, which opened in 2013.

Bill's practice primarily involves complex contract litigation and business tort actions. His contract and business experience includes service as an Associate General Counsel at Sony Corporation of America.  

Bill is an elected member of the American Law Institute, is listed in Chambers (2012-2016) and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2006.

Bill earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College (B.A., summa cum laude) and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law (J.D. 1979). He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and before all the federal district courts in those states, together with the United States Supreme Court and the Second, Third and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

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Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of New York

Memberships

American Law Institute
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Burlington County Bar Association

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