|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2003||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 H Texas Top Lawyers of Houston||H Texas Magazine||2015|
|2014 H Texas Top Lawyers of Houston||H Texas Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2013|
|Texas Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Founding Partner||Shellist McAlister, LLP||2015 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Capitaine, Shellist, Peebles & McAlister||2006 - 2015|
|Assistant District Attorney||Harris County District Attorney's Office||2003 - 2006|
|Legal Intern for Judge Hittner||United States Federal Courts||2002 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Chemical Society||N/A||2014 - Present|
|National College for DWI/DUI Defense||N/A||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||2002|
|2014 Annual Judicial Education Conference||Assault Family Violence for Judges||2014|
|Houston Texans Training Camp||Legal Rights and Responsibilities||2010|
|Private CLE||Ins and Outs of DWIs||2008|
|Private CLE||What to do if stopped by the police.||2007|
Posted by Robert
3 years ago I was accused and then charged with continuous sexual assault of a child. After 3 years of living in a nightmare, Steve helped me get a not guilty verdict. My former step daughter, who I had not seen for 2 years prior to the allegations, had made these claims after I had started to move forward with my attempt to get full custody of my own daughter from my ex wife. After receiving some bad legal advice from my first lawyer, I fired him and hired Steve and his firm. Steve was very diligent while gathering information and did far more investigation than the lead detective and the District attorney combined. He almost immediately pointed out all of the inconsistencies in the allegations and my ex wife's story. Steve was by my side for 2 and a half years while I was restricted by where I could go, who I could be around and what I could do (no drinking, bars, travel, parks, ect.), and he kept me motivated with my eye on the finish line the entire time. When it came to trial, Steve has no equal. He was able to pick up on all of the details that the detective, CPS, and the DA missed and was able to point them out to the jury. He was smart, articulate, relatable and professional the entire time. The jury was fully engaged and payed attention to his every word. Without him I do not believe I would be free enough to write this review. I owe this man my life and will forever be sending clients his way.
Posted by anonymous
I had a charge of failure to stop and give information. I hired Steven Shellist after firing my previous lawyer who wasn't showing up on time and was taking a plea bargain without considering if I had a good case or not.
I Hired Steven and he promised me he will fight the case and see it through it was critical because I didn’t want any criminal record which will affect my employment. He update me on the case when any new development came up and was easily approachable. The case eventually was dismissed thanks to his diligence, persistence and professionalism.
I will recommend him to strongly to any my family members or friends.
Posted by Hassan
I was charged with a very vicious assault charge that would send shivers down the spine of any man. I cant remember the last time I had a speeding ticket let alone the monster I was made out to be. Steven Shellist was recommended to us by a friend and after meeting a few lawyers we realized that Steve was head and shoulders above the rest. It was his passion, compassion, and his ability to quickly dissect the case and get to the bottom of it that was very impressive. I found him extremely smart and thoughful with a razor sharp mind. During this 13 month ordeal, he patiently answered all questions and above all helped me get through this tough period. In the end, he was able to get the case dismissed. While I hope I never face a situation like this again, but if I do, I know who to contact. I would recommend Steve in a heartbeat. Overall, a wonderful person who really loves what he does (you will realize that in your first meeting with him). Thanks a lot Steve!
Bret Schmidt, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Steve is my go-to guy for any criminal cases I have in the Houston area. I have sent a number of people to him over the years, and I always get back rave reviews. If someone calls me on a Houston-area case, I don't even think twice about it. Steve is the one.
Aaron Holt, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Steve was always prepared to zealously defend his clients. Steve and I handled a number of criminal cases against one another. Through this experience I developed a healthy respect for his abilities as a lawyer and trial attorney.
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