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.