I was born in Dallas and graduated from First Baptist Academy in downtown Dallas. I left the great state of Texas to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I studied Psychology and Spanish; I also coached for the equestrian team, played rugby, and planned events.
After graduation in 2006, I moved to San Diego, California, where I studied at the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school I volunteered at the Tax Clinic, the Homeless Shelter Legal Clinic, the Children's Clinic, and the general Legal Clinic at school. I also worked in felony arraignment for the San Diego Public Defender's Office and mediated at the San Diego Small Claims Court. In the spring of 2009, I became a National Finalist in the American Bar Association Negotiation Tournament, finishing in the top 20. I graduated in May of 2009, moved back to Texas, and passed the bar in November.
In February 2010, I was hired by Level 2 Review in Tyler, Texas, to work on discovery. I worked on many cases for Fortune 50 companies on issues from litigation to mergers and FTC compliance investigations. I became a Lead Associate where I continued to work on discovery and create privilege logs and recommendations to counsel and began to manage projects.
After I left Level 2 Review, I returned to Dallas and accepted a position with Withers & Withers, P.C. In 2014, I struck out on my own and started my own family law and estate planning practice.
I offer services in all areas of family law (divorce, custody, child support, modifications, paternity, adoptions, and name changes). I also work with clients to get their final affairs in order. Finally, I work with same sex couples to ensure that they have protected their loved ones, as the State of Texas does not recognize same-sex marriage.
Licensed since 2009
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Elizabeth and I shared a client. She handled the family case while I worked on the criminal case. She is great to work with and is very knowledgeable She is a great advocate for her clients and really cares about them. I highly endorse this excellent attorney.
Amanda Branan Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2009||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Member||Annette Stewart American Inn of Court||2014|
|Founding Member/Attorney||Law Office of Jodi McShan, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Withers & Withers, P.C.||2011 - 2014|
|Lead Associate||Findlay Craft/Level 2 Review||2010 - 2011|
|Family Violence & Sexual Assault Intern||Dallas County District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2010|
|Research Assistant||University Of San Diego School Of Law||2008 - 2009|
|Student Lawyer Volunteer||University of San Diego Legal Clinics||2007 - 2009|
|Intern||White House of the United States||2004 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|North Texas GLBT Chamber||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Annette Stewart American Inn of Court||Member||2014 - Present|
|Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation||Life Fellow||2012 - Present|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||Junior Board Chair||2012 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2012 - Present|
|Junior League of Dallas||Membership Chair||2012 - Present|
|Dallas Young Professionals||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Lakewood Women in Business||Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Dallas Association of Young Lawyers||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Affiliate Assistant Editor||2006 - Present|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Vanderbilt University||Psychology & Spanish||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|SMU panel||A Day in the Life of a Young Lawyer||2015|
|MLS Meeting - Park Cities||Obergefell and Same-Sex Marriage||2015|
|Texas A&M School of Law||Getting Involved in the Legal Community||2014|
|ABA Midyear Conference||Law School to Law Practice||2014|
|Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic||Same Sex Estate Planning||2013|