Judith Treger Shelton

Judith Treger Shelton
Managing Partner

Judi’s life outside the office centers around her wonderful daughters Rae and Jen, her family and friends, and the natural world. Her gear pile says it all: skis, snowboard, snowshoes, shovel, kayak paddle, waders, fly rods, snorkel, tepee, even a borrowed saddle.



A founding and Managing Partner, Ms. Shelton co-leads our insurance coverage litigation practice representing regional, national and international primary and excess insurers in complex commercial coverage litigation in all state and federal courts across New York. Her clients include major international and national insurers, specialty insurers, surplus lines carriers, managing general agents, third party administrators, and brokers and agents.


Her focus in insurance law at the trial and appellate level has included litigating construction-related coverage disputes; wrap-up liability insurance programs; owners and contractors insurance issues; environmental liability; mass and toxic tort; intellectual property liability; professional and officer and director liability; products liability; E&O coverage; healthcare-related issues; first and third-party property and casualty claims; extracontractual liability; and excess coverage issues. Judi’s insurance industry representation also often involves consultation and training in the effective and appropriate handling of claims, underwriting issues including insurance policy drafting, risk transfer issues, and strategic issues involving dispute prevention and resolution.



  • B.A., Political Science/Sociology, magna cum laude, State University of New York, University at Buffalo
  • J.D., State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School



  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™ – recipient of the highest possible peer rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
  • Named 2011 Fellow, Litigation Council of America, fellowship includes less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers
  • New York State “Super Lawyer,” since 2008



  • American Bar Association
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association



  • New York State
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Courts of Appeals, Second Circuit