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Steven D. Shellist, Partner
Healthcare Fraud- Doctors, Nurses, DME
DWI/ Intoxication Manslaughter
Drug cases- Conspiracy; Possession; Trafficking
Murders and other aggravated crimes
High profile clients
Courts - Federal | State | Juvenile
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
Professional Associations and Memberships:
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Fort Bend County Defense Lawyers Association
National College for DUI Defense
National Trial Lawyers
American Chemical Society
Harris County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney
Dallas County District Attorney's Office, Intern
Travis County District Attorney's Office, Intern
Robert Kwok & Associates, Law Clerk
Southern District of Texas Federal Public Defender's Office, Law Clerk
The Honorable Judge David Hittner, Intern
After graduating from law school, Steven D. Shellist took a position with the Harris County DA's Office as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA.)
While serving as prosecutor, he spent time in the misdemeanor, Justice of the Peace, juvenile, and felony divisions where he gained valuable insight into the inner-workings of the criminal justice system. Mr. Shellist was selected as one of five Prosecutors to act on behalf of the office reviewing and handling automobile fatality cases, as part of the Vehicular Accident Team (V.A.T.) and as such, he received specialized training in the areas of Driving While Intoxicated, Intoxication Manslaughter and Accident Reconstruction.
Mr. Shellist tried over 65 jury trials as a Prosecutor, ranging from 1st degree Felonies to Class C Misdemeanors. He had a record of winning over 90% of those trials. Additionally, he reviewed and investigated thousands of cases on behalf of the State of Texas . Mr. Shellist left the office under the title of Chief County Court Prosecutor where he was responsible for all case decisions, as well as the training and supervision of Assistant District Attorney's in his county court.
Mr. Shellist is a founding partner of Shellist & McAlister, L.L.P. Due to his training and experience as a Prosecutor, combined with the relationships that he has forged with Judges, civil attorneys and prosecutors alike, he has been able to achieve tremendous results for his clients. To date he has first-chaired over 150 jury trials in both state and federal courts. Mr. Shellist has access to an impressive network of lawyers in all disciplines, former law enforcement private investigators and experts nationwide ready and able to assist him and his clients. He handles matters both in and outside of Texas.
His areas of expertise include complex criminal defense; civil, regulatory and criminal investigations; corporate and healthcare compliance; partnership disputes; litigation strategy and problem solving.