Our Team

Jerchlaw - Articling Student

Shelby Thomas

Shelby joined the firm as an Articling Student in June 2016. Shelby obtained her law degree from Université de Moncton, Faculté de droit in 2016 and is bilingual having studied law in the French language. Prior to law school, Shelby obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université de Saint-Boniface herein Winnipeg, with a major in Psychology and a minor in French.

Shelby’s passion for law comes from her quick resolve to stand up to bullies throughout her life, which is showing a passion for at the firm in the area of Indigenous law, environmental and human rights law and hydro electric issues. Shelby is one of those strong and cheerful personalities with an incredible enthusiasm, sense of humour and resolve who we expect to make big changes to our world with bright and powerful strokes to any file or matter she works on. Shelby is deeply motivated to help others and be the voice of individuals who do not have the resources to fight for themselves, and it is no surprise that she has sought to become a lawyer since she was very young.

Shelby brings to the firm significant work experience with Manitoba’s own Public Interest Law Centre where she worked on files in Environmental Law and Aboriginal Law, as well as government experience as a Research Analyst with the Manitoba Department of Justice working with three agencies that dealt with policing and the police commission. Shelby brought to law school her inspiration founded on years of working with youth in Winnipeg’s inner city neighbourhoods.

Shelby has always had great enthusiasm for communicating with others, learning French, Spanish and Japanese – a most useful way to learn is through learning what others have to share. Shelby hopes to also learn Cree, Ojibwe and Dutch.

Shelby is a proudly exploring and learning from all the communities she works with. Outside of the office Shelby enjoys music, reading, learning, exploring nature and wilderness adventure and the simple pleasures of life.

Shelby Thomas

Shelby Thomas


Shelby Thomas

Telephone: 204.774.8300
Facsimile: 204.774.8349

Email: sthomas@jerchlaw.com

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