Shelly Dreyer is an accomplished trial attorney with experience in personal injury, insurance law, trucking accidents, automobile and motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation, worksite injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and defective product litigation.
Born in Springfield, Missouri, she graduated from Missouri State University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in political science and communications. Shelly earned her Juris Doctorate Degree in 1997 from the School of Law at the University of Missouri and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1997 and the Illinois Bar in 1998.
Shelly began her career in the St. Louis area and in 2003 established the municipal court in Dardenne Prairie, MO. In addition to maintaining her law practice, Shelly served as Dardenne Prairie’s first judge, a position she held until 2008, when she relocated to Southwest Missouri. In 2012, Ms. Dreyer was named a Top Attorney in Missouri by Kansas City Magazine and was noted as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. She was also named a Top Litigation Practitioner at the Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly 2015 Women’s Justice Awards. Other notable accomplishments include being named an Up-And-Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly in 2006 and the 2012 Volunteer Service Award from the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys’ Emergency Response Team for her pro-bono work following the Joplin tornado in 2011.
Shelly currently serves on the Board of Governors for both the Missouri Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She is also a member of the Boone County Bar Association and the Jasper County Bar Association. She has received more than $50,000,000 in settlements and verdicts during her 20-year legal career.