Shelby McNeill was raised in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University in May 2012. In May 2015, Shelby graduated from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, where she served as Student Works Editor for the Faulkner Law Review and was a Public Interest Law Fellow. During law school, Shelby also received the Best Paper Award in both the In-House Counsel Seminar and Legal Research and Writing II.
Upon graduating law school, Shelby worked at Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama where she practiced in the general litigation group for the firm, concentrating on complex commercial litigation matters. Shelby is licensed in the State of Alabama.
In 2018, Shelby joined The Finley Firm. Shelby and her husband, Griffin, and their son Hamp reside in Auburn, Alabama.