case studies

Shellie is exceptionally well organized and clearly self-motivated and directed. She was able to quickly take a case of over 40,000 pages, master it, and provide critical assistance to us. It was clear by the time she had to leave our work that she was accepted as an equal by attorneys who had years of experience litigating these cases.

Larry Golden / Director, Downstate Illinois Innocence Project

You are sharp … you were born to do what you do … I just read the draft and my head is spinning you were able to articulate exactly what I experienced so eloquently.

You are dynamic—I love it!
You waste no time.

Client T / Actress, playwright, copyright owner

In thirty years of watching both students and lawyers in family court, I have never seen a student or lawyer with a more professional and comfortable demeanor and rapport with both client and judge.

George Bell / Civil Litigation Community Clinic, Director

Ms. Stephens’ most outstanding asset is the demeanor she has with her clients: she listens to her clients, explains things to them in terms they can understand, and keeps in good contact with them. She receives only glowing evaluations

B. Faul / Manager, Community Litigation Clinic

Thank you again for the help you provided to me. This would not be resolved without your excellent work on my behalf. I know I got the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

Ms C / Client

Shellie was relentless in her approach to her work. She consistently offered extremely helpful and creative suggestions, superb organizational skills, a mastery of the facts, and outstanding legal analysis of the issues.

John Hanlon / Legal Director Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, DNA Testing Program

I met Shellie Stephens by accident and it was a very fortunate meeting indeed. We worked together – at her suggestion – in a very difficult case and she was a huge help in dealing with the court, in dealing with a challenging client, and in doing the legal research that made our presentation to the court effective. She has an excellent head for the law, a good set of “people skills,” and she is an excellent lawyer. I recommend her very highly.

David K. Haynes / Famed Collin County Attorney

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