Max Shelton


40 S. Main Street, Suite 2210
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Phone: 901-525-1455
Email: mshelton [at] harrisshelton [dot] com

Max Shelton began practicing health care law in 1965. His experience has primarily been in representing a multi-state system of nonprofit hospitals and related organizations, including federal and state regulatory compliance, business and contract matters, medical staff issues, risk management and litigation. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator of health care disputes through the alternative dispute resolution service of the American Health Lawyers Association, and he handles general business matters and civil litigation. Max’s knowledge of the health care industry is considered a highly valued resource by his clients. His 50-plus years of practice paired with his understanding of the ever-changing landscape, general daily challenges, and legal issues in the area of health care positions him as a sought-after and trusted advisor.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell rating - AV® Preeminent™
  • American Bar Association, member
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Memphis Bar Association, member; past president, 1995
  • Tennessee Bar Association, member


  • The University of Tennessee, J.D., 1963
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S., 1961

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 1964