As a member of the Littler onDemand team based in Florida, Shelley T. Baldwin Vail serves as the primary point of contact for Littler onDemand clients, ensuring their workplace legal queries are promptly addressed. Shelley brings more than 11 years of labor and employment advice and counsel experience to her Littler onDemand Counsel role.

In her work with Littler onDemand clients, Shelley acquires a deep understanding of their business needs and goals, and of their workplace cultures, guidelines, protocols, and resources, enabling her to provide highly efficient, relevant advice and counsel. Shelley frequently collaborates with Littler attorneys who bring industry-leading subject matter and jurisdictional knowledge to provide quick and substantive answers to client inquiries. She also leverages Littler’s technology-based tools to access client information and optimize advice and counsel delivered through the Littler onDemand platform.

Prior to joining Littler, Shelley worked for a technology company providing advice and guidance on employment matters. Previously, she worked for the University of California, advising on labor and employment matters, representing the University in union grievances and personnel complaints including hearings and arbitrations, representing the University in matters pending before the Public Employment Relations Board, including Unfair Labor Practice charges, and served as chief negotiator in collective bargaining. While at UC, Shelley also developed an award-winning training program (S.M.A.R.T. – Successfully Managing and Retaining Talent) aimed at reducing employment liability in the workplace. Shelley began her legal career at a small law firm in San Diego advising and representing school districts and community college districts in labor and employment matters.

At Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Shelley received a full-tuition scholarship and was listed on the Distinguished Honor Roll from 2005 to 2007. She also was awarded CALI and Witkin Awards for the highest grade in the class in Business Associations, Contracts I, Criminal Law, Evidence, Information Privacy Law, Lawyers and American Film, and Torts II.  

*Not licensed to practice law in Florida.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Former Member, Board of Directors

Santa Barbara County Bar Association


Assistant Editor

Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine


Speaking Engagements

A Convenient Truth: Climate Change and Conflict in the Workplace

Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) Annual Conference, Santa Barbara, CA



  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2007summa cum laude
  • B.A., University of Hawaii - Hilo, 2004

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California