Shelby King Gaddy, Esq.
Managing Attorney/Litigation Director
Attorney Gaddy serves as the Managing Attorney of the St. Croix Office of Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc., as well as its territory-wide Litigation Director. Prior to joining Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc., Attorney Gaddy was the founding Director for the St. Croix campus of Sojourner-Douglass College’s Hospitality Training Institute. Leveraging her twelve years as a commercial banker, Attorney Gaddy engaged in the private practice of law where she specialized in public and municipal finance law, commercial banking and real estate transactions and represented many public agencies and non-profit organizations. Since 2007, when she joined the Legal Services team, she has been a voice for equal access to justice by recruiting members of the private bar to provide pro bono services and legal representation for the poor and vulnerable members of our community. As a staff attorney, she has advocated for equal justice for the less-fortunate and under-represented persons in the Virgin Islands. She has served as the Chair for the VI Bar’s Access to Justice Committee since 2012 and in 2015 she was designated as the Interim Chair of the Virgin Islands Access to Justice Commission by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.
Attorney Gaddy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University in 1979 and graduated from the Tennessee School of Banking in 1984. She then attended Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated with her Juris Doctorate degree in 1991. Attorney Gaddy is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States Virgin Islands, Court of Appeals of Maryland, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the District of the Virgin Islands.