AUSTIN – Shelley Dahlberg, the associate deputy attorney for civil litigation in Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, today was recognized with the Litigation and Appellate Attorney Award by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association. During her 13 years with the attorney general’s office, Dahlberg has represented the state of Texas in many of its most important trial and appellate matters.
“Shelley Dahlberg’s sound judgment, keen instincts and work ethic make her a natural leader,” Attorney General Paxton said. “She is a model of professional excellence, a master of trial and appellate skills and a mentor to hundreds of lawyers who have dedicated their talents to public service.”
Among her many accomplishments, Dahlberg was the lead counsel on the longest running trial in Travis County history, leading the state to a landmark victory on challenges to the school finance system. She joined the attorney general’s office in 2004, serving as a lawyer and leader in various divisions of the agency, including the General Litigation Division. In Dahlberg’s current role, she assists in overseeing all civil litigation matters handled by the attorney general’s office.
Over the course of her career, Dahlberg’s has written numerous briefs, argued before several appellate courts and the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and acted as lead counsel on various employment law and civil rights matters in both state and federal courts. Dahlberg graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and earned her law degree from Saint Mary’s University.