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Eliot D. Shavin

Litigation Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1980
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Eliot

Learn Eliot’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    General civil litigation involving consumer and commercial claims

    44 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Cases involving discrimination or retaliation based on race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin

    24 years

  3. Insurance fraud
    Claims against insurers and insurance agents for fraud or breach of contract

    37 years

  4. Real estate
    Litigation involving real estate fraud, deceptive trade practices and defective construction claims

    37 years

For 40 years I have been representing consumers who have been deceived by businesses, tenants who have been wrongfully evicted by landlords, employees who have been terminated because of their race, sex, age or disability, and individuals whose civil rights have been violated by governmental and private actors. And for over 20 years I have been teaching and mentoring law school students and graduates to do the same. I welcome your inquiries. 

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Chandler & Shavin, PLLC
12377 Merit Drive
Suite 880
Dallas, TX, 75251

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Posted by Rickie | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Need a good attorney
I not only met a lawyer but I felt that he was very concerned about my case, myself and family. I felt I was given good advice, on our deadlines, disclosures, in turn I learn a lot about our justice system. I say thank you Eliot and team.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Compelling and honest advocate.
Analyzes the facts and law with diligent research and carefully crafts the approach to the desired result. His courtroom demeanor is persuasive and professional.
Posted by Chastity Kirven | September 23, 2014
The BEST lawyer in Dallas, Texas!
Mr. Shavin represented me in a racial discrimination case and it resulted in a very positive outcome! Eliot is the "BEST" lawyer in Dallas, TX. Mr. Shavin is very knowledgable in all areas and quick to respond to his clients. He is reasonable and is worth every penny! If your back is against the wall and you need a fighter then Eliot is the lawyer you need to retain!
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Posted by Ramazan | April 20, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Not available for a phone call
He doesn't answer the phone! Just want you to text and email. The next thing you know is him asking you 600 for taking to you.


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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • 1997 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General of Texas Consumer Protection Division
  • 1985 - 1987


  • Harvard University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alvarez v. Community Education Centers, Inc.
  • Settled just before trial
  • Johnson v. BAE Systems
  • Offer of Judgment by BAE accepted after trial


  • State Bar of Texas Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section
  • Chair, council member and speaker at Bill of Rights seminar
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law Section Council
  • Chair and council member
  • 1995 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Patrick Wiseman
  • State Bar of Texas, Individual Rights and Responsibility Section
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Bill of Rights Seminar
  • Uncovering Implicit Bias in Jury Selection and Trial
  • 2016
  • Bill of Rights Seminar
  • Litigating a Civil Rights Case
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Eliot on a number of matters. He is professional, knowledgeable, and a great advocate."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have handled several matters together over the years and he is an excellent civil rights and litigation attorney."
Employment and labor

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Dallas Litigation Lawyer Eliot D. Shavin
Eliot D. Shavin
Litigation Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 43 years