Shelly M. Andrew, Partner
  • Shelly focuses her practice on employment law and litigation, commercial litigation, and business advising. She represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of commercial, employment and shareholder disputes and especially enjoys working with clients to help them understand the legal process. Shelly enjoys building lasting relationships with her clients, which allows her to understand their business and offer a tailored approach to resolving legal issues when they arise. Shelly prides herself on being a tough advocate for her clients and finding strategic and creative solutions even in the most in difficult cases.   

    Shelly joined GTH in 2011. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, she began her legal career in Alaska, first serving as a judicial law clerk for the Alaska State Court of Appeals, and then joining a private firm representing corporate and municipal clients throughout the state. She handled a variety of public works and public contracting matters on behalf of municipal clients and contractors, and still enjoys the challenge of working with clients on public works construction and procurement matters. Shelly maintains an active license to practice law in both Alaska and Washington.   

    In addition to practicing law, Shelly prides herself on her community involvement. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Food Network and has previously served as a board member of the Metropolitan Development Council. She is also a member of the Pierce County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers. When she’s not working or volunteering, Shelly enjoys gardening, spending time with her spirited dog, and learning about the joys of historic-home ownership.   

  • Education

    • J.D., University of Washington School of Law
    • B.A., University of Washington

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • Alaska State Courts
    • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association

    • Alaska State Bar Association

    • Anchorage Bar Association

    • King County Bar Association

    • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

    • Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter

    Professional History

    • Joined firm in 2011
    • Associate Attorney, Anchorage, Alaska
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable David Mannheimer, Alaska State Court of Appeals
    • Judicial Extern to the Honorable James P. Donohue, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Washington

    Honors & Awards

    • Selected for inclusion in the 2013-2018 Washington Rising Stars lists

    Community Activities

    • Emergency Food Network, Board Member (2015 - present)

      • Board Secretary, (2018 - present)
    • Metropolitan Development Council, Board Member (2014 - 2018)

      • CEO Search Committee Member (2019) 
    • Washington Women Lawyers, Pierce County Chapter Judicial Evaluation Committee Co-Chair (2016 – 2018)

  • Pioneer Square
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
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Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565


One Union Square, 600 University St, #2100, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575