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Laura Denise Shelton
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Laura Denise Shelton joins the firm as an attorney with proven experience in insurance defense and subrogation litigation regarding personal injury and commercial property damage claims. Ms. Shelton joins the firm’s Houston-area office after providing service to the firm on a contract basis for almost three years.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Shelton practiced complex commercial litigation cases including the Deepwater Horizon litigation.

Ms. Shelton graduated from South Texas College of Law in the top 15% of her class in May of 2000. She is also a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2000, and is licensed to practice in the Southern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • United States District Court—Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas,
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit


  • South Texas College of Law; J.D. (2000)
  • University of Houston; Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (1996)