Welcome to Libertolaw.com

Shelley M. Liberto is a business and commercial law attorney practicing transactions, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in California since 1987. He is also an international legal and judicial reform expert who has resided and worked abroad for over 17 years.

Mr. Liberto's development experience spans the Middle East from the Arabian Gulf to the Levant and North Africa, as well as East and West Africa. He has served as both long term and short term consultant on development projects for USAID, UNDP, the World Bank-IFC, the European Union and private sector interests.

Mr. Liberto has worked in the capacities of Team Leader and Chief of Party, as well as long term and short term independent consultant to ongoing development projects. Mr. Liberto has also represented private interests before the arbitration panel of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He is fluent in English, French and dialectal Arabic, and is a dual US and Italian national.













Areas of Focus

Domestic Practice
  • • Commercial and business litigation
  • • Arbitration and mediation
  • • Attorney-Client Fee Disputes
  • • Estates and trusts
  • • Business transactions
  • • Enterprise liability for debts of bankrupt   companies
  • • Intellectual property licensing, litigation and   royalty enforcement
  • • Real estate disputes and transactions
International Development - Rule of Law
  • • Interim and final evaluation of development   projects
  • • Access to justice
  • • Legal aid
  • • Judicial training and reform
  • • Civic awareness
  • • Indigenous and customary law
  • • See Letter from EU Ambassador to The   Gambia here
Professional Affiliations
  • • State Bar of California
  • • Orange County Bar Association
  • • Public Law Center, Santa Ana, California
  • • International Law Section, Orange County   Bar Association
  • • Masters Section, Orange County Bar   Association
  • • Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel, Orange   County Bar Association
  • • Lawyer Referral and Information Service,   Orange County Bar Association
  • • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of   Orange County
  • • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent lawyers