Shane formerly served for ten years as a Staff Attorney for the Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals District of Texas. As a Staff Attorney, Shane participated in the drafting of more than 300 legal opinions and memoranda for the Court of Appeals. His appellate experience at the Court of Appeals involved a wide range of legal issues, including governmental immunity, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance defense, commercial litigation, probate, family law, and criminal law. While serving at the Court of Appeals, Shane also worked as an Adjunct Professor for Saint Mary’s University School of Law in the capacity of Moot Court Advocacy Coach.
Shane is a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserves, working as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate General. In that capacity, Shane has served as a military prosecutor and legal advisor to military, civilian, dependent, and retiree personnel from all branches of service.
Shane’s civilian practice includes representing both civil and criminal litigants in state and federal court. He has acted as appellate counsel in various trial and appellate matters since leaving the Fourth Court of Appeals, representing clients in direct appeals, interlocutory appeals, and original proceedings. He is presently a member of the Texas Bar and is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, multiple federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and several other federal and military tribunals.
Shane is also a small business owner (unrelated to his law practice) and a rancher.
Shane is originally from upstate New York, but moved to Texas to be closer to his family. He received his law degree, with honors, from Albany Law School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology-Psychology from Skidmore College, where he was the starting shortstop for the Skidmore Thoroughbred baseball team.
In his spare time, Shane is associated with Team Spratt/RPBJJ, training mixed martial arts and muay thai kickboxing. He also helps his children raise show animals for their Kendall County 4-H projects and spends time raising animals, hunting, and fishing on his Hill Country ranch in Kendalia, Texas. His law partner, Kim, is also his wife.