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Shelby Blundell Burns

About me

I firmly believe in defending our constitutional rights. I am a Texan through and through. Please let me fight for you.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • John Jared Patout Jr.

    Shelby has an impeccable reputation both among his clients as well as his colleagues. As such, I regularly refer clients to him with the utmost confidence that their legal issue will be resolved both promptly and efficiently.


    John Patout Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Ryan Thiessen

    Shelby has been working for me for almost 2 years. He is my rising star. He is currently in residency with Samuelson and Thiessen, LLP. I have no doubt that he has what it takes to make a fine trial lawyer. Any client would be lucky to hire Shelby before he gets ridiculously expensive to hire.


    Mark Thiessen DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

1221 Studewood
Houston, TX

17225 El Camino Real
Webster, TX, 77058

Forest Cove
Kingwood, TX, 77339



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerBurns Law Firm2014 - Present
AttorneySamuelson Thiessen L.L.P.2012 - Present
ClerkLaw Office of Michael Pena2009 - 2012
ManagerEZ Interlock2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationSpeaker2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Houston Livestock Show and RodeoLifetime Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. B.P.Dismissed
State v. V.E.Dismissed
State v. S.S.Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (HCCLA) DefenderWinning Warriors2014
The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)Winning Warriors2013
14th Court of AppealsAdkins v. State2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Houston Law CenterBusiness/AnthropologyBS - Bachelor of Science2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Windfern High SchoolImportance of Jury Service2014
University of HoustonKnow Your Rights and Criminal Consequences2014
Annual MeetingDWI and Motorcycles2014