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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.


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Contact info

Law Office of Jodi McShan, PLLC

4144 N. Central Expy.
Suite 300
Dallas, TX, 75204

Practice areas


  1. Family: 95%
    4 years
  2. Mediation: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jaclyn Claire Celebrezze

    Jodi is a committed, compassionate, personable and hard-working individual.


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  • Aaron Alfred A Aquino

    Smart and determined. Since law school I knew I could always turn to Jodi for questions or work because she always knew the answers and always had done the work. This continues years later in practice as I highly endorse this lawyer.


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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Top 40 Under 40The National Advocates2016
Top 10 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Member/AttorneyLaw Office of Jodi McShan, PLLC2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyWithers & Withers, P.C.2011 - 2014
Lead AssociateFindlay Craft/Level 2 Review2010 - 2011
Family Violence & Sexual Assault InternDallas County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
Research AssistantUniversity Of San Diego School Of Law2008 - 2009
Student Lawyer VolunteerUniversity of San Diego Legal Clinics2007 - 2009
InternWhite House of the United States2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Texas GLBT ChamberBoard Member2015 - Present
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtMember2014 - Present
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers FoundationLife Fellow2012 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2012 - Present
Junior League of DallasMembership Chair2012 - Present
Big Brothers Big SistersJunior Board Chair2012 - Present
Lakewood Women in BusinessMember2011 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Dallas Association of Young LawyersBoard Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationABA Journal Liaison2006 - Present
Leadership DallasN/A2016 - 2017
Dallas Young ProfessionalsMember2011 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas LawyerEstate Planning: 6 Key Areas to Protect Interests for Same-Sex Couples2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of London School of LawFamily LawLL.M - Master of Laws2016
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Vanderbilt UniversityPsychology & SpanishBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rockwall Bar Association & Legal Aid Presentation on Family LawPreparing the Client & Managing Expectations2016
Dallas Association of Young LawyersStarting & Running Your Own Firm2016
SMU panelA Day in the Life of a Young Lawyer2015
MLS Meeting - Park CitiesObergefell and Same-Sex Marriage2015
Family Law EssentialsEthical Pitfalls for Family Law Attorneys2015
Dallas Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm SectionEthical, Efficient, & Effective Practices for Solo & Small Firms2015
Texas A&M School of LawGetting Involved in the Legal Community2014
ABA Midyear ConferenceLaw School to Law Practice2014
Dallas Bar Association Friday ClinicSame Sex Estate Planning2013