Bethany focuses her practice on general and product liability and insurance coverage/bad faith litigation. Bethany spends a substantial portion of her practice working with a team of attorneys who represent Fortune 100 corporations on an alternative fee arrangement. As a part of this work, Bethany focuses on efficiently and creatively resolving claims and lawsuits while maximizing value for her clients.
Bethany’s significant experience throughout state and federal courts nationwide includes:
- defending clients at trial in both federal and state court;
- coordinating all aspects of fact and expert discovery;
- deposing key witnesses, including corporate witnesses, expert witnesses and fact witnesses;
- preparing and producing corporate witnesses, expert witnesses and fact witnesses;
- arguing and drafting pre-trial motions, including both discovery and dispositive motions; and
- drafting appellate briefs at the federal and state level.
Bethany has participated in five trials and has served as second chair in trials in Oregon state court and New York state court. Bethany also has a substantial appellate practice and regularly directs appellate litigation in both state and federal courts around the country. She has argued an appeal in a multi-million dollar case in the New York Superior Court Appellate Division and has been responsible for drafting and coordinating appellate briefing in numerous other cases.
In addition, Bethany has handled cases involving a wide array of issues, including fire protection systems, security alarm systems, electrical systems, industrial accidents, automobiles and component parts, power plants, complex medical issues, contractual disputes, insurance regulations, and allegations of bad faith claim handling.
Bethany Shelton, Turning a Blind Eye to Justice: Kansas Courts Must Integrate Scientific Research Regarding Eyewitness Testimony Into the Courtroom, 56 U. Kan. L. Rev. 947 (2008).