Company: Shelton and Carey LLP
Location: Craftsbury Common, Vermont, United States
Robert A. Shelton, Esq., Principal at Shelton and Carey LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare and financial law.
Mr. Shelton is an attorney celebrating more than five decades of practice specializing in healthcare, hospital finance, and municipal finance cases. He is perhaps best known for his work as associate special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee in the 1974 Richard Nixon impeachment trials. Working alongside Lead Special Counsel John Doar to obtain tapes for review, Mr. Shelton was instrumental in pushing to obtain original copies of all relevant tapes and creating accurate transcriptions of hundreds of hours of recordings that would prove key evidence in the impeachment proceedings. After participating in the Watergate investigations and subsequent Nixon impeachment, Mr. Shelton remained a partner of Venable, LLP, where he would continue to practice from 1974 until 2010. At Venable, LLP, Mr. Shelton led many of the firm’s high-profile cases for hospitals, private corporations, and controversial clients, developing a reputation for leadership.
Since 2010, Mr. Shelton has been the principal of Shelton and Carey, LLP, a Baltimore-based firm where he continues his work on challenging and internationally-focused cases. Among his greatest accomplishments was litigating on behalf of United Medical Center, then known as Greater Southeast Hospital, a safety-net hospital serving a low-income area of Washington, D.C., ultimately saving it from closure. Mr. Shelton is a trustee of the Dome Corporation, Hopkins Institution, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Sterling College, and a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. He has worked on behalf of underserved communities by serving as a member of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Revenue Advisory Board and spent ten years as counsel and chair of the board of the Southern Caribbean Cable Company Hydro after leading the case to create the firm, linking electric utility services between several Caribbean islands.
Mr. Shelton holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and sits on the executive committee of the Baltimore Bar Association. He is an alum of Oberlin College, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1963 and earned his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School in 1966. He attributes his success to mental focus, hard work, and a desire to help others solve their problems and be of help. Looking toward the future, he hopes to continue working for many years to come and is always in the process of looking for more cases. Mr. Shelton lives in Vermont with his partner of 51 years, Mark Flynn.
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