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Shelly Thomas

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Shelly Thomas

Shelly is a paralegal with 34 years of legal experience including probate administration, estate planning, corporate, real estate and complete litigation case management. She began her legal career in Wahpeton, North Dakota as a Legal Secretary to the senior partner in the law firm of Johnson, Milloy, Johnson, Stokes & Robinson. She moved to Longmont, Colorado in the late 1970s and began working at Flanders, Woods, Schuetze & Steinkamp in August 1981. From 1985 – 1997, Shelly worked for a personal injury law firm in Boulder, returning to Flanders, Stover, Elsberg & Ellis in 1997 and since that time has weathered the retirement of partners, the addition of partners and a merger.

When not working, Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, traveling (a beach bum at heart), attending NASCAR races, cheering for the Colorado Avalanche, reading and listening to country music. She is also a charter season ticketholder for the Colorado Eagles hockey team. She has a rescue dog (Chevie) that she and her husband rescued through Pure Hearts Puppy Rescue in December 2013 that keeps her busy in the empty-nester portion of her life.

Education / Certification

North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, ND
Associate of Applied Science Degree – Legal Secretary (1976-1978)


RE-5J Board of Education

Director January 1995 – 2001
Vice President 1997-2001
BOCES Alternate Representative 1997-1999
Delegate, CASB Delegate Assembly Fall 1999

Colorado Association of School Boards

Director (Region 4) 1999 – 2001
Member, Executive Committee 2000-2001

RE-5J District Accountability Committee

Member 1991-1992

Colorado Association of Legal Secretaries (Past Member)

National Association of Legal Secretaries (Past Member)

Associate Member – Boulder County Bar Association (Past Member)

Northmoor Acres Homeowners Association Board of Directors

Member 1988-1994
Member 1998-1999
President 1989-1994

Attorney photo John C. Flanders partner

John was a two sport athlete at Stanford University, graduating in 1967. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1970 and has practiced law in his hometown of Longmont for more than 40 years.

Attorney photo R. Lee Elsberg partner

Lee's work at his dad's furniture store instilled in him a desire to help small-business owners, which he has been doing in Longmont for more than 30 years...

Attorney photo Mark A. Herber partner

Licensed in CO, OK and TX, Mark litigates across several areas of the law, notably representing businesses in suits against local, state and federal government entities....

Attorney photo Scott W. Dunn partner

Scott began his legal career as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, primarily serving as defense counsel in courts martial. He is active in numerous civic...

Attorney photo Elizabeth A. Raba associate

After distinguishing herself as a student at the University of Colorado Law School, Liz clerked at the Boulder District Court, then built a thriving family law...

Attorney photo Crystal M. Mitchell associate

As a senior associate, Crystal has authored several publications on real estate law, construction and litigation for the National Business Institute, which the Colorado Bar. ..

Attorney photo Theodore J. Finn associate

A lifetime Longmont resident, Ted primarily practices family law and personal injury. A skilled litigator, Ted personally manages all components: initial investigation, evaluation, motions, discovery, mediation and trial.

Attorney photo Elizabeth A. Montague associate

Since joining the firm in 2004, Beth has focused her practice on estate and trust planning, probate administration, taxation, business planning and real estate.

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