Nathan Shelby

Mr. Shelby is a member of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., and has been associated with the Firm since receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Shelby interned for the Honorable Diane K. Vescovo, Magistrate, for the United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee and the Honorable W. Frank Crawford, Tennessee Court of Appeals. Mr. Shelby’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of general insurance defense, business litigation, nursing home defense litigation and construction litigation. He is a member of the Firm’s Tort and Insurance Practice Group and the Commercial Litigation Group.


Tennessee Bar Association, former Board of Governors, Nashville Bar Association, DRI, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Executive Board Member

Papers, Presentations and Publications

Nathan Shelby and Addie Wilson Authors of What I Meant to Say  . . ., The Journal Spring/Summer 2017 Issue 2 Vol. I.  SKM_C654e17060515220

Author of “Putting My Money Where Your Mouth Is—An Analysis of a Public Teacher’s Right to Object to a Union’s Use of His or Her Dues for Political Purposes in an Open Shop State” Vol. 37 University of Memphis Law Review No. 4.

Presentation:  Personal Injury Plaintiff Depositions: From Preparation to Errata (2016)

Presentation:  Summary Judgment Issues in Premises Liability Cases (2014)

Presentation:  Personal Injury Depositions (2013)

Representative/Published Cases

  • Rogers v. Hadju, 2017 WL 1077059 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017)
  • McCaig v. Whitmore, 2016 WL 693154 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016)
  • Brockman v. Wolfe, 2012 WL 5364696, (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Moore v. Butler, 2011 WL 6004010, (Tenn. Ct. App. 2011).
  • Etheridge v. YMCA of Jackson, 2012 WL 256544 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)