January 10, 2018      1:29 PM
Shelley Dahlberg, associate deputy attorney for civil litigation, passed away
AG Paxton: "Shelley was a brilliant lawyer, an outstanding public servant who worked tirelessly for the people of Texas. Most importantly, she was an incredibly devoted mom."
Shelley Dahlberg, who served as Associate Deputy
Attorney for Civil Litigation in the Office
of the Attorney General and was key in cases like redistricting and school
finance, passed away.
am deeply saddened by the news of Shelley’s death. Her faith, strength and
determination to continue working and fight ALS to the end was an inspiration
to all of us,” said AG Ken Paxton. “Shelley
was a brilliant lawyer, an outstanding public servant who worked tirelessly for
the people of Texas. Most importantly, she was an incredibly devoted mom. Our
thoughts and prayers are with Shelley’s family. Shelley leaves a rich and lasting legacy that will continue to inspire all of us in
the attorney general’s office.”
the AG’s office, Dahlberg’s accomplishments included being lead counsel on the
longest running trial in Travis County history, leading the state to a landmark
victory on challenges to the school finance system. She was awarded the
Litigation and Appellate Attorney Award by the Travis County Women Lawyers’
Association in May 2017.
the course of her career, Dahlberg handled many significant cases, argued
before several appellate courts and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.