Shelly M. Mark

Senior Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.

Shelly was born in Pensacola, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University, she worked for an HIV-AIDS non-profit organization in Tallahassee assisting individuals suffering from HIV – AIDS with obtaining medical treatment, healthcare insurance, mental and substance abuse counseling, and housing.

Shelly was granted an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, from 2009 to 2011, to assist homeless and low income veterans in Central Florida with VA disability claims.

Shelly is a member and serves as Secretary of the Volusia/Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless. Through the coalition, she worked with Volusia County Judges, faith based community, and non-profit organizations to assist in establishing the SAVE (Sentencing Alternatives for Volusia Enforcement) Docket. The docket provides sentencing alternatives for homeless individuals issued Notices to Appear for minor offenses, such as sleeping in public and public intoxication.

Shelly also volunteers with and serves as Legal advisor to IDignity DeLand. IDignity DeLand is a non-profit organization that assists low income and homeless individuals with obtaining identification or other required documentation at no cost.

Shelly lives in Deltona and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Practice Areas

  • Social Security Law

Prior Employment

  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar

Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Volusia County Bar Association


  • Florida State University , B.S.
  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law – Barry University, J.D.
  • Equal Justice Works Fellow (2009-2011)


  • National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates
  • Volusia/Flagler Women Lawyer’s Association
  • Volusia/Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless – Secretary

Book Awards

  • Administrative Law
  • Problem Solving & Negotiating


Supporting Veterans Nationwide

  • Thank you to the firm of Hill & Ponton!! Brian Hill and his staff were able to get my 100% disability with the VA for my exposure to herbicides in Thailand. I have been fighting for this for many years and kept getting denied, after consulting with Hill & Ponton I decided to let them help me and it was the best decision I could have made. I found their professionalism to be outstanding.

    – Chip P.

    North Carolina

  • They got my disability rating after I was denied twice. They knew exactly how to format and submit the claim. I was rated 50%, Hill & Ponton weren’t done, they found other medical that related to exposure and submitted additional claims. I could not have received a disability rating without Hill & Ponton. If you need help, choose Hill & Ponton.

    – Thomas D.


  • The service provided by Hill and Ponton was exemplary. The lawyers and staff took care of every aspect with respect and understanding of the clients needs. In my case, as a new widow, they patiently walked me through each step. They kept me informed of the progress. I cannot say enough about the service they provided. Thank you Brian and staff.

    – Judith K Zitzewitz


  • As a Vet you may have filed a disability claim, and if you want to win your claim you need to call Hill and Ponton. I didn’t know what to do about my condition or status until I made the call. At H&P they not only took my case, but made me feel like family. They changed my life and they will change your life too. It’s true! In my opinion you can’t do better and you won’t regret it!

    – Paul K



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