David Shelly


Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1974


  • University of Ottawa, LLB, 1972
  • Loyola College, BA, 1966


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Municipal Law and Land Planning – Certified Specialist (Law Society of Ontario)
  • Law Society of Ontario, Certified Specialist Board
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association

David Shelly brings over 40 years of extensive experience representing clients in Eastern Ontario to the SKS Law LLP team. His knowledge and expertise lie in various areas, including municipal and land use planning, estate and succession planning, and real estate transactions.

As a testament to his remarkable career, David has earned the prestigious designation of Law Society of Ontario specialist in municipal law for local government and land use planning and development. His profound understanding of these areas has led to frequent invitations to speak at conferences, where he shares his insights on critical topics such as risk management for municipalities. Additionally, David generously provides guidance to fellow law firms on municipal issues, showcasing his expertise and dedication to the legal profession.

Throughout his career, David has appeared before the Ontario Land Tribunal, showcasing his exceptional advocacy skills and ability to navigate complex legal landscapes. Clients and colleagues alike rely on David for his comprehensive knowledge and unwavering commitment to achieving successful outcomes.

In his personal time, David enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, playing guitar or relaxing at the family cottage.

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