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Katherine Ellen Shipman

also known as Katherine Shipman, Kate Shipman

About me

Invest in the services of an attorney whose experience and expertise you trust to advise you in your time of crisis.  As a former prosecutor, Katherine has extensive experience evaluating cases and has spoken with thousands of possible jurors on a variety of different types of criminal cases.  Katherine represents individuals and families in their darkest hours.  Let Katherine put her expertise and training to work for you.  Katherine has represented clients all over Texas, from the Hill Country to the Piney Woods of deep East Texas to the Coast, and many counties in between.  Call for your free criminal consultation.


Over time, Katherine's satisfied criminal clients started seeking her counsel and experience in family law matters, or referring friends and family to Katherine in order to take advantage of her trial experience in their family law cases.  Katherine accepts a limited number of family law cases each year, and strives to provide her family law clients with practical legal counsel in family law matters.  A consultation fee is required in family law cases.



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 33%
  3. Juvenile: 5%
  4. Family: 2%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • Sherry D. Tavel

    I endorse this lawyer. She is very professional and knowledgeable. She practices law with integrity. I have referred many clients to her and everyone was thoroughly satisfied. I will continue to refer clients to her in the future.


    Sherry Tavel Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matthew John Hill

    I have known Katherine for over a decade and know her to be a compassionate and dedicated advocate for her clients. I have referred numerous potential clients to her over the years who needed a high quality representative in the greater Houston area and have never received a complaint. I gladly endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Hill Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Katherine Shipman, PLLC Attorney

204 West Davis Street
Conroe, TX, 77301-2583


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2015
Appellate Attorney of the YearMontgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Certificate of Completion - SFST Practitioner CourseLance Platt, Ph.D.2013
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalKatherine Shipman,PLLC Attorney2007 - Present
ProsecutorMontgomery County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2007
AssociatePeterson, Farris, Pruitt & Parker2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Conroe Noon Lions ClubMember2013 - Present
Texas College of the State BarMember2008 - 2008
Montgomery County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Texas Tech Board of BarristersMember2002 - 2003
Delta GammaMember1997 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Phi Delta PhiMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Possession with Intent to Deliver (2nd Degree Felony)No Billed by Grand Jury - DISMISSED
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2nd Degree Felony)Charge reduced to Class C Assault, $500 fine and 30 days deferred adjudication
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor)DISMISSED
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Publication nameTitleDate
The DefenderIn re Brett Ligon: A Lesson in Disqualifying a District Attorney2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2003
Texas A&M University, College StationSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winning Warriors21st Century Visuals for Dummies: Using Multimedia in Closing Argument2014
Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationIn re Ligon: "A Trip Through Oz"2014
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Presents: Drug LawK-9 Searches2012