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Lori B. Shelburne

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Gess Mattingly & Atchison, PSC

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Gess Mattingly & Atchison
201 West Short Street
Lexington KY 40507
Work (859) 252-9000
Fax (859) 233-4269

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Ms. Ms. Shelburne joined the Academy in 2010.  Included among The Best Lawyers® in America and Kentucky 2012 - 2017, she has built her practice by attending meticulously to the details of her cases. She is experienced in all levels and types of domestic relations matters.  Ms. Shelburne's belief is that her primary role is to help her clients resolve their disputes with a settlement that is reasonable under the law and the unique facts of each case.  If that is not possible, however, she will pursue the litigation process with passion.


Lori has experience in a wide-range of civil litigation matters, but her practice is focused primarily on domestic relations including divorce, child custody determinations, child support, alimony, paternity, prenuptial agreements, division of retirement incident to divorce, and domestic violence.

Lori handles all levels of domestic relations cases, from those involving a simple child support review to complex custody and property division matters. She has experience analyzing voluminous financial information to trace non-marital property claims. She routinely works with forensic accountants in cases involving the valuation of closely held businesses and with child psychology professionals in custody matters. She enjoys the deep end of family law litigation.


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  • Fayette, Kentucky


B.A., Transylvania University; Masters in Professional Studies, The George Washington University; Juris Doctor, University of Kentucky

Legal Organizations

Member: American, Kentucky, and Fayette County Bar Associations. Past Chairperson of Fayette County Bar Association, Family Law Section.

CLE Presentations

Lori is a frequent speaker on family law topics in the state of Kentucky. Presentations include: the annual update of Kentucky Supreme Court family law decisions presented to the Kentucky Bar Association at its annual conventions, 2010-2016; Numerous original educational seminars on topics such as Standards for Valuing Businesses in Divorce, Mediation and Trial Preparation, Interstate Child Support Enforcement, Elements of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Retirement Plans, Standards for Custody Modification, Child Support in High Income Cases, and Kentucky Evidence Rule 1006 (the summary exhibit). 

AAML Chapter

Lori is currently serving as President of the Kentucky AAML Chapter.

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