Dowell, Shelley Golde
Shelley Golde Dowell

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Practice Areas:

  • Elder Law


Shelley Golde Dowell assists older clients, their children and other family members with Nursing Home, Medicaid, asset preservation, asset distribution, probate, guardianship, and other issues. In addition, she drafts legal documents such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Health Care Surrogates.

Prior to and during law school, Shelley owned and operated a medical opinion firm where she gained valuable business experience that she relies on when assisting her clients. Shelley is a trained mediator and utilizes that skill set in pro bono work within the community.

Shelley began her law career as a real estate attorney where she assisted clients with closings, title opinions, contracts, and forcible detainers. She then shifted her focus to wills and trusts, which eventually led her to elder law. She is licensed to practice in Kentucky, and is a member of the Louisville Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association.

Shelley grew up in Louisville, is married to Paul and has one child, Hadley, who attends Walden School. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, documentaries, and spending time with her family.


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 2008
  • University of Louisville
    • B.S. - 1996
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Sociology and Women’s Studies

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Professional Associations

  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member