BiographyMaryellen Shea has managed the defense of cases ranging from simple contract disputes to multi-million dollar wrongful death actions. She has also defended major banking and financial services companies in matters including jurisdictional and procedural disputes, securities litigation and SEC investigations, and consumer claims involving deceptive trade practices, truth-in-lending laws, home solicitation sales act, predatory lending, and other complex banking and tax laws. Ms. Shea's practice has expanded to encompass energy, IP and employment litigation. She also enjoys a busy appellate docket.
Ms. Shea was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Westport, Connecticut. She graduated from The Juilliard School and had a successful career as a concert violinist before becoming an attorney. She played in New York City's finest chamber ensembles and maintained a busy recording and Broadway orchestra schedule, which included a three-year run of Les Miserables.
Ms. Shea created and implemented a violin program for first graders at KIPP Shine Academy, a charter school for under-served children in the Houston community. She has been a Board Member of The Houston Friends of Music, a society devoted to bringing the finest chamber music to Houston since 1960; a member of the Houston Doctors Orchestra; and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. She also participates in numerous pro bono publico assignments.
B.A., Juilliard School (NY)
M.M., Juilliard School (NY)
J.D., South Texas College of Law