J. Shannon Cavers
J. Shannon Cavers is an attorney in Houston, Texas whose practice areas include family law, probate & estate planning, elder law, collaborative law, and mediation of both civil and family cases. When an individual encounters a legal issue and seeks the assistance of an attorney, that person is usually uneasy. Realizing this, Ms. Cavers commits herself to listening to the person, explaining the legal issues in “non-legalese”, and assisting the person or family work through challenging transitions that life can bring.
Born in Northern California, Ms. Cavers is a “native Texan” at heart, migrating to Houston at the age of two. Though Ms. Cavers was licensed to practice law in Texas in November 2004, she has been an active participant in the Houston business and legal community for over 15 years. Ms. Cavers graduated suma cum laude from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) with a degree in Political Science. Thereafter, Ms. Cavers attended graduate school at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston to study epidemiology and community health. In May 2004, Ms. Cavers graduated from South Texas College of Law (Houston, Texas) in the top 1/3rd of her class, and was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi National Honor Society.
During law school, Ms. Cavers assisted Harris County Probate Court No. 1 and The Honorable Russell Austin by serving as an investigator for individuals under legal guardianship and reporting their status to the court. Ms. Cavers clerked for Kennedy Hodges, PLLC during her time in law school and gained tremendous insight from working with clients seeking justice for personal injuries. Before forming her own firm, Ms. Cavers launched her legal career as an associate litigator at Munisteri, Sprott, Rigby, Newsom & Robbins representing clients such as Sears, State Farm, Western Auto, and Advanced Auto Parts.
Though Ms. Cavers is a litigator, she is committed to helping her clients through other forms of dispute resolution, such as collaborative law, mediation, arbitration, private ordering and limited scope representation. Ms. Cavers is also a credentialed mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association for civil and family law cases.
Ms. Cavers’ professional passion lies in assisting individuals and families find practical and cost effective resolution to their unique legal issues. When she is not working on behalf of her clients or keeping up with new developments in the law, Ms. Cavers loves traveling with her family and writing fiction and non-fiction.
Lauren Miller Robbins
Lauren Robbins practices law in Houston, Texas. Her areas of practice include civil and family law cases. Ms. Robbins’ family law experience commenced in law school when she was admitted to the Loyola University Law Clinic, where she began assisting clients seeking divorces and clients with child support or custody issues, as well as other legal issues. After graduation from law school, Ms. Robbins practiced family and personal injury law in Louisiana. She has gained insight and knowledge of the tremendous emotional strain and challenges on a family going through divorce, as well as the difficulties experienced by the children. Her goal is to assist clients in resolving their issues in a way that is tailored to the family’s specific needs and desires and that enables the family to continue to communicate and foster a healthy atmosphere for the children.
After moving to Texas in the early 1990’s, Ms. Robbins practiced in both the Beaumont and Houston offices of Benckenstein & Oxford, LLP, as an associate and then as a partner, for six years. She joined her current firm as a shareholder in January, 2000. Ms. Robbins has represented a Fortune 500 company in product and premises liability, including complex toxic tort cases, for nineteen years.
Ms. Robbins was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her JD from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986. She was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Profession and BNA Law Student Award for academic achievement. Ms. Robbins was admitted to the State Bar of Louisiana in 1986 and the State Bar of Texas in 1992. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, State Bar of Texas, the Harris County Bar and Fort Bend Bar Associations. She is a member of the Family Law and Animal Law sections of the Texas Bar.
Ms. Robbins’ leisure activities include reading, traveling, showing her miniature horses and doing agility with her shelties. She has been involved in animal rescue, including miniature horses and cats, and has been a foster parent for the Houston Sheltie Sanctuary. She enjoys writing stories about the adventures of her various animals. Gardening is also a favorite past-time and she is a certified master gardener.