Shelby West


Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney, Shelby West, attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 2006. Ever the non-traditionalist, Shelby studied International Law at Peking University in Beijing, China for a semester to see the world before graduation (where he never saw so many riders on one motorcycle before in his life). Prior to receiving his law degree, Shelby received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Business Law from the University of Michigan.

CAALA Plaintiff Trial Academy Graduate

Shelby’s long history with motorcycles started in Michigan as a small child when his father would put him on the handlebars of his motorcycle and ride around on open back roads. At about age 6, he graduated to a small Yamaha dirt bike, then a Honda NT650 Hawk GT at 14. He gained a lot of early experience in his backyard, hugging corners and learning to steer with the rear. By the time he turned 16 he was riding his father’s Harley Sportster on the street and his passion for motorcycling was ingrained for life.

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney, Shelby West, is one of the firm’s trial lawyers, and is a proud alumnus of the CAALA Plaintiff Trial Academy. To date he has recovered over $30 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients.

With his strong background in litigation and his athletic riding style, Shelby is a natural fit for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®. Dedicating his entire career to plaintiff personal injury work, Shelby West most enjoys helping riders overcome legal challenges, because they often face the most difficult and complex situations. He finds great satisfaction in helping them recover–physically and financially–and conquer the odds. Shelby is known and respected by both peers and support staff for being thorough, aggressive, professional and highly proactive.

Shelby is detail–oriented and extremely accessible to clients. He keeps in consistent communication and is gifted at explaining each step of the process and reporting updates timely. He prides himself on just flat out working hard. Shelby manages to balance very aggressive file handling with a lot of integrity and respect for his clients.

Shelby West is a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He loves his job.