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Bethany Shannon Stephens

Bethany Shannon Stephens

Practice areas:

Family, Criminal Defense, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

I chose law school because I wanted to help people.  I know that sounds cliche, but it is true.  I come from a lower income family.  Neither of my parents graduated from college.  My father worked 2 jobs when I was a child just to keep a roof over our heads.  So many times I watched my parents get screwed over because they couldn't afford lawyers when they really needed one.  Because of that, I try to keep my retainer fee and hourly rates lower than many attorneys so that more people can afford representation.  I doubt I'll ever get rich practicing law that way, but I do feel like I get to help people and that gives my life meaning.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Family: 65%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    9 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    5 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Audrey Ann Kelly

    I have recently had the opportunity to see Bethany in a court setting. I can't express how impressive I found Ms. Stephen's trial skills. Any person who finds themselves in the need of a criminal defense attorney will not be disappointed in having her on their side. I endorse this lawyer.


    Audrey Kelly DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. Bethany is a very dedicated, gifted and persistent advocate for her clients. She also has an exceptional command of the law.


    James Warner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

6060 N Central Expwy, Suite 560
Dallas, TX, 75206



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPrivate Practice2012 - Present
Border Crime ProsecutorDistrict Attorney's Office in Uvalde2010 - 2011
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Bethany S. Stephens2009 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Criminal JusticeDevry University2009 - 2009
InstructorRegional Police Academy2009 - 2013
First Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office in Center, TX2006 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyN/A2012 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2006 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
The Christian LawyerAllured by God2012
300 page workbook for a police training classContemporary Issues in Law Enforcement (contributing writer)2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2005
University of Texas System, DallasLiterary StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Richland CollegeN/AAssociates1997