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 for the 502d Force Support Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In that capacity, Shane provides legal counsel and support to 100 mission partners at historic Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, with worldwide, hemispheric, and regional missions. He also provides legal support services 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 Circuit Courts of Appeals, and several other federal and military tribunals.
Shane is originally from upstate New York, where he received his law degree, with honors, in 2001 from Albany Law School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology-Psychology from Skidmore College in 1998.
In his spare time, Shane is associated with Team Spratt/RPBJJ, training mixed martial arts and muay thai kickboxing. He also serves as an assistant coach for his children’s youth sports teams and helps his children raise show animals for their 4-H projects. His law partner, Kim, is also his wife.