Shellie Smith, a steadfast and dedicated attorney, brings her wealth of experience and knowledge to O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, serving as General Counsel to school boards and administrative staff. Her in-depth understanding of the subtleties of school and administrative law, coupled with her keen ability to guide day-to-day operational matters in public entities, set her apart in her field. Her hardworking nature and her profound ability to get to the heart of complex issues allow her to provide the high-quality service our clients have come to expect.
Ms. Smith began her academic journey at Texas Lutheran University, earning her undergraduate degree. She later attended the South Texas College of Law, where she honed her legal skills and fostered the knowledge and acumen she would bring to her professional practice.
Prior to joining our team, Ms. Smith excelled as a civil litigation attorney, building a noteworthy track record representing and defending large national and local companies. Her practice primarily focused on complex commercial litigation. In this high-stakes arena, she demonstrated her proficiency as a skilled strategist. Furthermore, she has significant experience as a mediator, a role in which she developed exceptional communication and problem-solving skills. This varied background grants her a well-rounded perspective on legal matters, allowing her to approach challenges with a unique, comprehensive approach.
Outside her work at O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, Ms. Smith's commitment to serving her community is evident. She currently holds a position as a board member for a local Episcopalian school.
In every aspect of her work, Ms. Smith exemplifies dedication and a robust work ethic. Whether it's providing guidance to public entities, or serving her community, she does it all with an unwavering commitment to excellence. At O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, she continues to provide invaluable legal knowledge, and a client-centered approach, making her a vital asset to our team and our clients.