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The Law Office of Shelly A. Merchant represents individuals in Deer Park, Pasadena, La Porte, Houston, and surrounding areas in a wide range of general practice matters including family law, bankruptcy, probate and much more. We are a small firm in a small-town suburb of Houston providing clients with a friendly atmosphere and personalized service in addressing their legal concerns. We listen to your needs and work to understand your individual legal situation to help you through a difficult situation. Our attorneys are more than willing to tackle the unique challenges your case presents and to determine and execute the best strategy to secure your goals. If you need legal assistance in or around Harris County, Texas, call Shelly A. Merchant today to find out how we can best help you in your legal needs.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    31 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    31 years
  3. Probate: 25%
    31 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • Fran Brochstein

    I endorse this lawyer. She was opposing counsel on a difficult family law matter several years ago. She was a strong advocate for her client but she was professional in all of her dealings with me.


    Fran Brochstein Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • James Michael Evans

    Shelly is knowledgeable, hard-working, and always prepared. She is highly respected by other family lawyers and the judges in the Houston area.


    James Evans Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Shelly A. Merchant

2703 Center Street
Deer Park, TX, 77536


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Registry of Who's Who (Lifetime)N/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShelly A. Merchant Attorney at Law1988 - Present
PartnerEdmonson and Merchant1987 - 1988
AttorneyHyatt Legal Services1985 - 1987
AssociateBarfield and Kelly1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice1985 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Pasadena Bar AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
Pasadena Bar AssociationSecretary1994 - 1996
Pasadena Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1990 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of St. ThomasN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Galveston Bar AssociationFamily Law and Bankruptcy2005
Pasadena Bar AssociationFamily Law1994