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Michael E. Shelton

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 46 years
    Texas - TX 49 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1977
    Eligible to Practice Law
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1974
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1995

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    48 years

  2. Admiralty and maritime
    If a maritime worker successfully proves a claim for negligence, he or she is entitled to recover compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, physical therapy, retraining costs, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

    13 years

Michael E. Shelton founded the Shelton Law Firm in 1974.  He has over 35 years of experience litigating complex personal injury cases in Texas, Louisiana, throughout the United States, and internationally.  Mr. Shelton focuses his practice in the following areas: personal injury, catastrophic injury, maritime injury, Jones Act, pipeline injury, construction injury, industrial injury, burn injuries, products liability, and trucking accidents.

Mr. Shelton obtained his Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law and was admitted to practice in Texas in 1974.  He is also admitted to practice in Louisiana and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Shelton is a member of the Houston Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice, and is a Life Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Shelton has received an AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys.  This is the highest possible rating available, indicating preeminent legal ability and the utmost ethical standards.

Born in Texas, Mr. Shelton worked on cattle farms and oil rigs prior to becoming a lawyer.  He enjoys his work immensely and takes pride in fighting for justice for working people.  In his free time, he enjoys hunting and traveling.

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Michael E. Shelton
2777 Allen Parkway, 14th Floor
Houston, TX, 77019


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Posted by Jaime | July 16, 2012
The Best Lawyer You Can Ever Hire
Mr.Shelton is a superb lawyer with great expirence in personal injury cases,such as mine. He has not once let me down and is very supportive in every way. Because of my injury,I have not been able to work but Mr.Shelton has made sure to help my family financially until my case is over. He always keeps me informed,and is always ahead of the game. He is not only smart and well connected; he is helpful and responsive as well. I highly recommend Mr.Shelton for anyone whose had an accident at work,he will not let you down.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1995.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 1995
updated on 03/15/2019

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.


  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Michael E. Shelton
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 49 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1995. See details