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Experience You Can Trust

Experience You Can Trust

Experience You Can Trust

 Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances, we will develop a plan to get you the results you need. 

Our reputation and history of successful litigation have allowed us to provide solutions to our clients for over 50 years.  


A Focus on Solutions

Experience You Can Trust

Experience You Can Trust

 Our firm is committed to delivering smart, sensible, and cost-effective solutions to our clients. No matter your needs for legal counsel, we have the knowledge and know-how to get the job done.


Law You Can Understand

Experience You Can Trust

Law You Can Understand

 We know that legal processes can sometimes be overwhelming. We are dedicated to helping you in language that you can understand. 

Let us work with you to provide explanations that make sense. 


July 9, 1987

Since 1967

Shelton Law Firm History

William L. Shelton and Richard D. Morr joined their practices in 1967 to form Morr & Shelton Law Firm. They later moved their offices to 205 North Main on the northwest corner of the Chariton square.  Michael J. Streit joined the firm in 1975 and was with the firm for seven years before becoming a District Court Judge and later became a Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.  

In 1980, Richard Morr became a District Court Judge and the firm became known as Shelton Law Firm.  William (Bill) Shelton served as Lucas County Attorney from 1967 to 1982, and in 1987 relocated his offices to the west side of town on Court Avenue. Over the years, the practice has expanded and contracted. In the mid-1980's, the firm held offices in Indianola and Des Moines in addition to its Chariton office.  At one time, the firm had a total of 23 employees, including twelve lawyers—seven in Chariton, two in Indianola, and three in Des Moines.   

The Chariton location is the only office currently doing business. Its roster consists of three attorneys including Bill Shelton who has been practicing law for 53 years. 

*The above photo was taken July 9, 1987.

Repeat Clients

We are proud that so many of our clients have returned to us for counsel and representation. We work hard to earn your loyalty each and every day. Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in us.