Steve Shellist

Attorney | Houston

Steve Shellist is a fierce trial attorney. After embarking upon a career in sales and starting his own business, Steve Shellist went to law school to pursue his passion for courtroom confrontation. After graduating from law school, he worked for the Harris County District Attorney’s office as a prosecutor. While prosecuting for the State, Steve Shellist worked his way up from misdemeanor to felony courts. He developed a reputation for his aggressive, confident trial strategy. Steve was known for his ability to take even the most harrowing of cases before the jury to secure their verdict.

Mr. Shellist tried over 65 jury trials as a Prosecutor, ranging from low-level misdemeanor crimes all the way to felony-level murders. He had a record of winning over 90% of those trials. Additionally, he reviewed and investigated thousands of cases on behalf of the State of Texas. Mr. Shellist left the office after his tenure as a Court Chief, where he was responsible for all case dispositions, as well as the supervision and training of the junior prosecutors that worked for him.

Due to his training and experience as a Prosecutor, combined with the relationships that he has forged with judges, prosecutors, court staff, and civil attorneys, Mr. Shellist has been able to achieve tremendous results for his clients.

To date, he has first-chaired over 175 jury trials in both state and federal courts. Mr. Shellist has access to an impressive network of lawyers in all disciplines, former law enforcement private investigators, and experts nationwide ready and able to assist him and his clients. He handles matters both in and outside of Texas.

Given his robust experience with criminal law, it was only a matter of time before Mr. Shellist decided to take his trial skills to new heights. Now, in addition to criminal law, Mr. Shellist applies his aggressive trial strategy and years of courtroom experience to the civil and corporate realms, as well.

In civil and corporate litigation, cases very rarely go to trial, and civil lawyers hardly ever get opportunities for extensive courtroom advocacy. The ability to carry any case to trial and confidently deliver a legal argument before a judge and jury is a skill that sets Steve Shellist apart in this field.

Mr. Shellist is not afraid to fight if that’s what it takes to win your case. In law, you cannot force your opponent to give you the deal you want. You must either convince them that it is the right thing to do, or you must have the courage to let a jury decide your fate. And if you take your case to a jury, then it is imperative that you have an attorney that is battle-tested.

If you want to protect your legal rights, seek out an aggressive, skilled attorney with years of trial experience. If you want to know you are in good hands, seek out Steve Shellist.

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