Henry C. Shelton

Adams and Reese LLP

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Poplar Avenue 6075
Memphis 38119 TN US

Henry “Hank” Shelton III is a trial lawyer who focuses on business litigation and bankruptcy as well as workouts and reorganizations. He advises businesses in the Southeast in company reorganizations with and without recourse to the courts and has represented creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He assists banks and other financial institutions in maximizing the value of distressed assets.

He also advises employers and employees in resolving employment disputes of all kinds. Hank has tried scores of cases to verdict or judgment, in bench and jury trials, in state and federal courts and carried on as needed through the federal and state appellate courts.

He was the lead lawyer and counsel of record in Oakley v. City of Memphis, a discrimination case that went to the United States Supreme Court. Hank serves as leader of the firm’s commercial restructuring and bankruptcy team. Hank has written and taught extensively on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters.

He is a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, a Fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation, and a member and director of the Mid South Commercial Law Institute (former) and Tennessee Turnaround Management Association (current).  Hank is also a member of the Memphis, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and American Bar Associations.


  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1975
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1972


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Poplar Avenue 6075
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