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Lawyer

J. LaMar Shelley, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Municipal Law, Commercial Litigation, Estate Planning Law, Business Law, Real Estate. Member of Shelley & Bethea, P.L.C.

Background

Shelley, James Lamar was born on December 8, 1915 in Joseph City, Arizona, United States. Son of Thomas Heber and Eva (Tanner) Shelley.

Education

Arizona State College at Flagstaff (Bachelor of Arts, 1936). University of Arizona (Juris Doctor, with distinction, 1949).

Career

Worked at Shelley & Bethea, P.L.C. (Mesa, Arizona) specializing in Municipal Law, Commercial Litigation, Estate Planning Law, Business Law, Real Estate. Admitted to the bar, 1948, Arizona. Phi Alpha Delta. Assistant City Attorney, Mesa, Arizona, 1948-1949.

City Attorney, Mesa, Arizona, 1950-1986. General Counsel, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, 1959—. Member: Tri-City and American Bar Associations.

State Bar of Arizona. International Municipal Lawyers Association (Formerly National Institute of Municipal Law Officers, President, 1985). Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Achievements

  • Bar: Arizona 1948.

Views

If a person is obedient to God’s commandments, studies His word, and has a desire to believe in Christ, faith will grow inside him.

Membership

Advisory board Theodore Roosevelt council Boy Scouts American, 1962-1992, advisory council Grand Canyon council, since 1993, Mesa District chairman, 1967-1968. Vice president Mesa United Fund, 1967-1969, president, 1970. President board management Mesa branch Young Men’s Christian Association.

President Mesa Christmas Basket Association, Mesa Fine Arts Association, 1978-1980. Member religious advisory committee Arizona Department Corrections, 1981. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel. Member Arizona Academy, National Institute Municipal Law Officers (past president), International Municipal Lawyers Association. Clubs: Exchange (past president), Southside Dinner (past president Mesa).

Connections

Married Virginia Rand, November 21, 1942. Children: Carol, Marlene (Mistress J. Robert Tolman), Jana (Mistress Gun B. McKay), Mary (Mistress Mark Hutchings), Gerald LaMar, James Rand.

father:
Thomas Heber Shelley

mother:
Eva (Tanner) Shelley

spouse:
Virginia Rand

child:
Carol Shelley

child:
Marlene Shelley (Mistress J. Robert Tolman)

child:
Jana Shelley (Mistress Gun B. McKay)

child:
Mary Shelley (Mistress Mark Hutchings)

child:
Gerald LaMar Shelley

child:
James Rand Shelley