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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jodi Soyars

    I endorse this lawyer. He goes above and beyond for his clients. He takes the time to listen to their concerns and help them find the resolution that is best for them and their particular circumstances.


    Jodi Soyars Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Marc Albert Pederson

    I was Shawn Smith's opposing counsel on a very difficult divorce matter. Shawn is a creative and knowledgeable attorney who fights zealously for his clients, yet maintains a professional demeanor that makes him a credit to his profession. I am, therefore, proud to enthusiastically endorse Shawn Smith, a very reputable member of the San Antonio legal community.


    Marc Pederson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Parent Law Office

1807 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX, 78212


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201107/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising Legal StarS.A. Scene2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Dean's ScholarshipSt. Mary's University School Of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyParent Law Office2016 - Present
Trial AttorneyZinda & Davis, PLLC.2015 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Shawn H. Smith2012 - 2015
AttorneySoyars Law Offices, PC2011 - 2012
Law ClerkHigdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, LLP2010 - 2011
Law ClerkBexar County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2009
Law ClerkDlg Luce, LLP2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Antonio Bar Association Technology SectionMember2015 - Present
Collaborative Professionals Association of San AntonioMember2014 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 trial lawyers2014 - Present
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2011 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bexar County DivorceClient was granted above guidelines child support and maximum amount of spousal support, along with an above average share of the community property in order to account for the disparate incomes of the parties and the poor behavior of the opposing party.
Bexar County Custody CaseMother was named sole managing conservator of the children, with father having supervised visits
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
St Edward's UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Mobile Lawyer SeriesiPad and iPhone Basics2015