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William Leslie Shireman

Child abuse Attorney at Houston, TX

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also known as Les Shireman

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child abuse
    20%
    Board Certified in Child Welfare Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; all manner of cases involving CPS from investigations through appeals of parental terminations

    18 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; experienced in cases involving alcohol/drug abuse

    18 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; experienced in cases involving alcohol/drug abuse, property division, from simple to complex

    18 years

  4. Appeals
    15%
    All areas of family law, including property division, conservatorship, terminations of parental rights, petitions for writ of mandamus related to standing issues

    18 years

  5. Family
    15%
    All matters pertaining to general family law; Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    18 years

  6. Adoption
    10%
    Adoptions by single parents, by step-parents, grandparents, and/or foster parents

    18 years

EXPERIENCED, COMPASSIONATE ATTORNEYS FOCUSED ON PROTECTING OUR CLIENTS’ RIGHTS AND ASSETS.

Les Shireman is a licensed attorney who is Board Certified in Child Welfare Law and Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He graduated with honors from South Texas College of Law. Before turning to the practice of law, Les worked in the mental health field as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Les’s practice is devoted entirely to family law matters, both trial, and appellate.
His past experience as a therapist provides Les with a distinctive skill set uniquely suited to family law. Because family law matters cases are generally charged with a great deal of emotion, Les’ awareness of psychological and emotional issues gives him an advantage in analyzing cases and developing a negotiation and litigation strategy to get the best possible result for his clients. This results in the development of negotiation strategies that have a high likelihood of success. Les’ experience as an appellate lawyer gives him the knowledge and skill to ensure that, if an appeal from an adverse ruling is necessary, all procedural and evidentiary burdens are met so that the appeal can go forward.
In addition to his law degree, Les has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, and Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists.

Location

Connolly & Shireman, LLP

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Connolly & Shireman, LLP
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2005
  • University of Houston, main campus
  • Master of Social Work
  • 1997
  • University of Houston, main campus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re A.J.A.R.; Cause No. 14-20-00084-CV
  • Judgment terminating parental rights reversed
  • In re Shifflet; Cause No. 01-14-00929-CV
  • Court of Appeals granted Writ; grandparents' intervention reinstated.
  • Moore v. Moore; Cause No. 01-13-00182-CV
  • Trial court judgment reversed. Upon remand husband obtained much more favorable outcome.

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Jun 24
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"Mr. Shireman is well versed and knowledgeable in Family and Child Welfare Litigation."
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Houston Child abuse Lawyer William Leslie Shireman
William Leslie Shireman
Child abuse Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available