J. Barry Shelley | Business & Finance Attorney | Fennemore Craig

J. Barry Shelley

Barry concentrates his practice in tax, business planning and corporate law, including the purchase and sale of privately held businesses.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • M.A., Arizona State University
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Arizona State University
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Editor-in-Chief, Arizona State University Law Journal, 1985-1986

Areas of Practice

We represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

We represent clients in federal and state income, and estate, trust and gift tax matters.

We have one of the largest trusts and estates legal practices in the Southwest. We will work closely with you to protect your assets.


  • Estate Planning
  • Private Client and Wealth Preservation

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Tax Law, 2013-2019
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • Arizona
  • Certified Public Accountant (Arizona)