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Amy Shelf

Amy Shelf (she/her)


Amy took a winding path in becoming an attorney, stopping along the way to write and produce plays, tutor math, and make body jewelry.  She received her J.D. (with all sorts of exciting honors!) from UC College of the Law, San Francisco, where she performed research and writing in the fields of tax, wills & trusts, and assisted conception. While in law school, she interned with the San Francisco Probate Department, learning as much about human psychology as she did about probate practice. Amy worked for seven years at the wonderful firm of Folger, Levin & Kahn, practicing primarily estate planning for high net worth clients, and practiced on her own for seven years before forming Spears & Shelf, LLP. Amy earned her B.A. from Columbia University.

Amy loves words, she dances at every opportunity, and she sings with Conspiracy of Venus, a women’s a capella alt-choir. Amy’s spouse owns succulence: life and garden and they have two children.