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Mel W. Shelander

Mel W. Shelander

Beaumont, Texas
1-409-833-3935 (Fax)

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas - 1976
  • Lamar University - Beaumont
    • B.B.A. - 1973
  • Beaumont High - 1970


  • Jefferson County Settlement Week Mediator

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Family Law Lawyer's Association
  • Jefferson County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • American Academy of Adoption and Family Law, Past Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • President and Director of Cradle of Life Adoption Agency, Inc.
  • Board Member - Lamar University Cardinal Club
  • Past President - Beaumont Little Dribblers Basketball League
  • Past Board Member - BPM Club
  • Little Dribbler's Basketball Coach - 10 years
  • Little League Baseball Coach - 9 years
  • Past St. Anne's Catholic School part-time Tennis Coach
  • City of Beaumont - Parks and Recreation Citizen's Advisory Committee
  • Pro Bono Program Volunteer Attorney

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