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SEAN T. McALLISTER
Steven D. Shellist REVIEWS
Our family member was charged with possession in result of overzealous police arrest without of a probable cause. There was also a misdemeanor charge to boot. We had no choice but to fight to avoid career damage. Cases like this are tough and require exceptionally skillful lawyering. After interviewing several highly rated attorneys, we went with Steve Shellist at the law firm of Shellist McAlister, LLP. Mr. Shellist accomplished the best outcome – both cases got dismissed. It almost does not happen in Brazoria County. Yes, they were willing to travel there. What we valued in Steve the most was that he was looking forward to try the case and that he enjoyed it. When I see someone enjoying his/her work I know it will be done well. Then there is his incredible energy and fast thinking. The strategy Steve outlined was aggressive yet finely tuned. I knew Steve is a star lawyer, but I was amazed nonetheless.
We will never forget his help. He is our ANGEL & HERO. I strongly believe that Steve is the most talented, most knowledgeable, hard working and caring lawyer. He digs down deeper and hit the core issue. He does not feel hesitant protecting his client who becomes the victim of discrimination. Within minutes, he looks at the whole case and facts and hot the core issue. He gave us his time, he worked hard, he confronted the plaintiff and asked for proofs. He worked harder beyond our expectations. He knows that how bad judgment against his client can ruin his/her future. Steve gives his 10000% to win your case. I am very confident that if he takes your case then you are already a winner. He analyzes your case from many different angels and demands all proofs whatever is needed to present all facts to the judge/prosecutor. He has great insight. I was surprised that even though he is just one person, but he has brain of 10 attorneys. His thought process, analytical skills are amazing. I have seen other attorney happy with Pre Trial Diversion. BUT Steve's sets his goal only for the DISMISSAL. He will fight for you, he will work hard. He is always accessible and available. He does not change his attitude after you have made the payment. He spent extra time with us outside the court room to explain the process and his strategies. He meets with you in his office and gives hours to go over your case. I wish I could write better English and had more vocabulary. Me and my whole family went through the worst nightmare. Steve had case dismissed within 90 days. Me and my whole family will be always grateful to him. He does not allow prosecutors to intimidate you or him. We feel very grateful for his help, hard work, kindness, and care. We will always remember his help. My sister, brother in law, my parents, and my two little nephews are very thankful to you. Your guidance, experience, dedication, hard work and special attention had this case dismissed. Honestly, we have lot of respect and love for you two. You were on our side during the most painful and difficult time of our life. Thank you SO MUCH.
Steve Shellist is a true blessing from God. My 21 year old son made a bold decision to join the U. S . Navy with his mind focused on becoming a Navy SEAL. He had three months before he was to head to Boot Camp and he attended a party on his behalf, drank a little too much, drove and got a DWI. My son did not hit or hurt anyone, but he weaved all over the road with some one following him on the phone with the police giving a blow by blow. I had retained a young attorney who seemed to have knowledge, but really didn't. I spoke to a lady that happened to have a son that got into trouble and she mentioned that she had a great lawyer who could find a way where there was no way to get a dismissal. I spoke to Steve and came in with my son and he gave an hour or more of his time looking at the film and giving us assurance that there was a way to defend this and get him into the Navy. I truly felt that we were led by God to this Lawyer Extra-ordinare. His experience, compassion, honesty, enthusiasm, creativity and brilliance all pointed to him as the best lawyer to handle my son's case. Immediately Steve spoke too the Judge and skillfully convinced her to allow Daniel to attend Boot Camp. Daniel performed outstandingly in his courses and against insurmountable odds Steve diligently worked and found a way where there was no way to work with the DA to get Daniel's case dismissed. I will not go to any other lawyer if I have a reason in the future. His demeanor and creativity around the courts are a gift from the Lord and I will send anyone that needs a GREAT lawyer. His purpose is not here to get the guilty off, but he can help those who have made a mistake to have a second chance. He is our friend.
I have not had the need to hire an attorney before, but I am glad that when I did require the legal help from an attorney Steve was recommended to me by a few friends. From the first meeting I had with Steve everything was out on the table, possibilities and scenarios from the outcome of the case, to ways we will approach the situation. Steve is a realistic and positive lawyer, he will find the best routes for your case. My case was dismissed in the end, but through out it all Steve and his assistants made sure that I was well informed in every detail of the process. I really admired the way everything was put so that i could understand what was going on, although I was nervous about it I never lost the security that Steve would know what to do. very satisfied and would recommend Steve highly
My daughter was involved in an assault case where she was defending herself from an adult. I was faced with trusting a complete stranger with the life of my 17 year old child. Mr. Shellist and his staff knew that this case was going to go to trial, and that it did. I have never seen an Attorney go straight through the evidence and present it in such a manor. But the most important thing of all no longer was my daughter just another client it was as if he was defending his own natural blood. He went straight for the facts of the case no candy coating anything and at the end after a full day 12 hours later it took the jury less than five minutes to find my daughter not guilty but a victim. But it did not stop there in this particular case the officer involved had done many things that were not correct and would scare anybody to know that he was out there to protect the innocent not persecute them, the actions of this officer was turned over to a Commanding Officer and is now being investigated. I have never seen anything like this before in my life. Sad to say but when I was in doubt and scared out of my mind he was not. I can never Thank him enough for all that he has done not only as an attorney but as a person who can see beyond the doubt. Please if you are ever looking for an attorney do not hesitate to contact Steve Shellist.
SAVED MY LIFE
I retained Mr Shellist to handle my federal case back in August of last year. I am a person who had never in my life been in trouble before and I found myself living a nightmare. This was a case that most would probably consider high profile due to the given circumstances surrounding it. Due to the severity and seriousness of my case, I first inquired hiring a "big name" attorney's such as Mr Deguerin etc (did not feel comfortable with them). I came upon Mr Shellist's website and decided to give him a call. From the time we spoke on the phone I was convinced he was the attorney I was going to retain. He immediately displayed his concern and began making phone calls to gather details before I even advised him I was going to hire him. The entire time (lasted about 8 months) he kept me at peace and I knew he was not just working for personal fulfillment, but because he cared deeply on a personal level about my case. In this experience I've learned that it is essential to hire an attorney that is going to fight for you as if he was fighting for his own life, and that is exactly what he did. Mr Shellist went above and beyond his abilities to accomplish the best results for me. The results I received are unimaginable, and I could not ask for anything better. You would only agree with me if you had thorough knowledge of federal case results and statistics. My heart tells if I did not hire Steve ...well, I probably would not be here (sitting at HOME) typing this review right now. Steve is very hard-working,dependable and trustworthy. He is not just someone I considered my attorney, but someone I came to embrace as my friend. My entire future and life depended on him, and here I am, he saved it. I would highly recommend and endorse Mr. Shellist and his staff to anyone, don't second yourself when in need of an attorney that is going to fight for you till the end. Thank you Steve.
Steven is a great lawyer and I recommend him to anyone in need. I had other lawyers in mind before I decided on which one I was going to choose to take my case and I made the perfect decision going with Steve. I was wrongfully charged in this particular case and this was my first time having any dealings with the courts. And by choosing Steven, I couldn't have made a better choice. The entire case was dropped and I believe if I would have went with a different lawyer, then the case probably would've had a different outcome. Not only do I see him as my lawyer but I also consider him a dear friend. He's honest, knowledgeable, and most important, he help me remain calm and positive when dealing with my case. Overall I felt 100% comfortable with Steve on my case. I thank God for blessing me with him as my lawyer.
Sean mcalister REVIEWS
My name is Madeline and I have a son named Danny, a few years back my son was charged with multiple felonies, it started when he was only 10 years old. My son was thrown to the floor and a teacher put her knee in his throat and he was later choked by a teacher. My son had issues; he had been diagnosed with some mental disorders. He was a blemish to a perfect school district. The school's way to get rid of him was to charge him, even if he brushed against a teacher in the hallway. I was fighting the district, I asked them to please place my son in a setting for children with special needs, such as he, and I asked to have a meeting with the head of the district, the very next day my son was charged again, he had done nothing wrong. This is when the fight really began Sean McAlister saw my son and I sitting in the hall of the court room and asked me why was Danny there again,? By this time I believe that it was becoming evident that something was just not right. I explained to him the situation, and he offered to help my son, I did not have the money to pay him, so, he did it for free, he stated to me that he just wanted to help Danny. That is exactly what he did, he helped to get him in a private school for children with disabilities, he worked with Danny's counselors and therapists, and he got the charges against him dropped. Later, we found out that Danny suffers with brain seizures and he was put on medication for this disorder. Danny has been in the private setting for 5 years and has not been charged with anything, at all, what so ever. Danny is graduating in June, the child that once could not sleep for the fear of bad dreams and who did not want to be touched for the fear of being hurt has now blossomed into a wonderful young man. I often wonder if Sean McAlister did not fight for this child, where would he have ended up?
When an incredibly nasty divorce became my reality and allegations were made against me it was not the law enforcement community that I could rely upon. It was Mr. Sean T McAlister and his team. After over a decade of service to my country in the military and support of other government initiatives I found myself in an incredibly nasty divorce. When allegations with no evidence were made against me it was not the law enforcement community that I could rely upon to see through to the truth of the matter. The person that I relied upon was Mr. Sean T. McAlister and the experts associated with Shellist McAlister, LLP. Sean’s amazing attention to detail and understanding of the law made him an absolute asset to have in my entire ordeal. At no stage of the ordeal was it a mystery to him as to what course of direction to take. While I felt an absolute victim of the system that performed little to no investigation Sean was diligent in his research and methodical in his approach to shed the truth upon the circumstances that had been devised against me to support as I said earlier an absolute diabolical divorce. If you are faced with similar circumstances I would urge you to reach out to Sean or any of his professional team and get the actual law on your side before entering into any discussion with a police official. Believe me when I say that your best option is to have him with you at the FIRST discussion! The good news is he resolved my case and I went on with my life. After the case concluded he continued to communicate with me and had the false allegations removed from my record entirely. In summary an Sean is an amazingly skilled lawyer that you can rely upon to have determination and dedication. If you find yourself in a similar situation my best advice is to say the law enforcement officials are not your allies and will urge you to immediately communicate with Sean or his team. His amazing attention to detail and understanding of the law made him an absolute asset to have in my entire ordeal. While I felt an absolute victim of the system that performed little to no investigation Mr McAlister was diligent in his research and methodical in his approach to shed the truth upon the circumstances that had been devised against me to support as I said earlier an absolute diabolical divorce. If you are faced with similar circumstances I would urge you to reach out to Mr. McAlister or any of his professional team and get the actual law on your side before entering into any discussion with an police official. Believe me when I say that your best option is to have him with you at the FIRST official discussion!