Emily Shelton is a seventh generation Texan. After getting her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at Texas State University, she graduated for the University of Houston Law Center.

Since that time, she has handled over a thousand cases.

Emily Shelton has worked at three District Attorney’s offices in Texas. She was an intern in Harris and Travis (Austin) Counties during law school. She then went on to be a felony prosecutor for the Midland County District Attorney’s office. This experience has given her a valuable insight into how the other side thinks and operates. 

She opened her own practice in 2009. 

She only practices criminal law. This means she is more knowledgeable about criminal law than other attorneys who practice in multiple areas.   

She handles all level of offenses, and has experience with everything from marijuana to murder. 

She specializes in violent and sexual offenses. 

She is a born trial attorney. Jurors love her, and she has great presence in the courtroom.   



I had a great experience with Emily representing my case. She was thorough, engaged, and had an understanding of the justice system. She is passionate and it reflects in her work. I appreciated her keeping me informed and presenting the case eloquently. I definitely recommend her!

We hired Emily Shelton after fighting our case for 2 years and never coming to a resolution. Our former lawyer had no knowledge and would delay and reset over and over again. We met Emily, and from Day 1 she worked extremely hard to get our case dismissed. She charges a fair fee and was worth every dime.

Emily Shelton was awesome, specifically she got the case dismissed with simple volunteer work and restitution which i thought was very fair. We were able to work with the victim and obtain a Non-Prosecution Affadavit which made both sides happy. I would would recommend her to anyone.