Caitlyn A. Shelby is in the Powers Education practice group. She advises postsecondary educational institutions on a variety of regulatory matters, including compliance concerns, legislative issues, and a variety of state and federal matters.

Caitlyn received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. While in law school, Caitlyn served as an Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, as a legal extern in the UVA Office of the General Counsel, and as a legal fellow in the United States Senate. She also participated in the First Amendment Clinic, drafting and filing amicus briefs in federal appellate court, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to law school, Caitlyn worked as a legislative assistant in the Missouri House of Representatives and as Deputy Campaign Manager for a lieutenant governor campaign. Caitlyn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri with a major in political science and minor in business. At the University of Missouri, Caitlyn received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research for her senior thesis State Legislative Term Limits and Responsiveness.

Caitlyn joined Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville in September 2016, after working as a summer associate for the firm.


  • Joel Hamme and Caitlyn Yana, Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell on Eligibility for Tax Credits in the Health Insurance Exchanges
Litigation – Education
Program Reviews and IG Audits
Title IV Eligibility and Compliance

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2016
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2013