A Catastrophic Injury Attorney Representing Injured Victims since 1974

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Mr. Shelton is committed to assisting working families just like you. Contact us to request a free consultation to discuss your personal injury claim.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another party, Michael Shelton can help you get through these difficult times. When you choose The Shelton Law Firm, our team will work tirelessly to achieve a favorable outcome to your personal injury case.

Secure Your Future

Injuries that occur in a workplace accident in the maritime, oil, and construction industries can lead to a worker not being able to return to the field or job site ever again. Mr. Shelton can help secure you and your family's future with a jury award or settlement that not only covers lost wages but future lost earning potential as well.

Achieve Justice

Catastrophic injuries can lead to life-long challenges depending on the type and severity of the damage. By holding the accountable parties responsible for their actions, your legal action may be able to prevent someone else from getting hurt in the future. 

Focus on Your Recovery

So that you can focus on getting better and moving forward with your life, our law firm will handle everything while you recover from your injury. Our team will deal with the insurance companies, help manage your medical expenses, and help you recover lost income.

Our law firm is focused on protecting the rights of hard-working men and women who suffer personal injuries while on the job.
"Mr. Shelton is a superb lawyer with great experience in personal injury cases, such as mine. He has not once let me down and is very supportive in every way. Because of my injury, I have not been able to work, but Mr. Shelton has made sure to help my family financially until my case is over.... I highly recommend Mr. Shelton for anyone who has had an accident at work." Jaime (Former Client)

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The Shelton Law Firm provides potential clients with free consultations so that they can learn how our personal injury attorney can help in their time of need. Clients who have been injured in a workplace accident, a work-related car accident, or a truck accident can count on Mr. Shelton to fight for their rights. 

If you have lost someone due to a wrongful death, or if you or a loved one have suffered a debilitating injury because of another party's negligence, Mr. Shelton can provide the legal advocacy needed to achieve justice. Begin the journey towards receiving the compensation you are owed.

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Schedule a free consultation at our Houston law firm today by contacting us online or by calling:

(713) 807-0700

Meet Our Attorney Michael E. Shelton

Michael E. Shelton

Michael E. Shelton is affiliated with various professional organizations, including:

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Louisiana Association for Justice

Before becoming a lawyer, Michael Shelton grew up in a blue-collar family. He began working in the oil fields doing pipeline work when he was 16. Not long after, he started working on the drilling rigs. He understands hard work and knows what it's like to put in a long day at a physically demanding job. Earning his bachelor's degree from Lamar University, he attended law school at the South Texas College of Law. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Shelton was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1974.

He has since been admitted to practice in Louisiana and before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Shelton holds a union card as a journeyman pipefitter and serves as General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. His firsthand experience and wealth of contacts in business and workers' unions help him to effectively advocate for those injured in serious work accidents. He understands many of the issues at play in cases involving maritime, pipeline, and construction accidents.

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Dedicated to Workers' Rights

The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX, is dedicated to helping individuals who have suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries. Attorney Michael E. Shelton has four decades of experience representing injured workers. He has developed a reputation for recovering substantial settlements and awards.

$10,000,000 Verdicts & Settlements

Advocating for injured workers in the case of Anna Mae Anderson, et al v. Northwestern Pipeline, et al; Superior Court for Washington State, Snohomish County. Pipeliners were burned while lowering in a pipeline in Washington. 

Featured Areas of Practice

Catastrophic Personal Injuries

Many of our clients have suffered from catastrophic injuries such as burns or brain and spinal cord damage. Victims and their families may face many difficulties including lost wages, an uncertain employment future, failing health, mounting medical bills, battles with insurance companies, emotional trauma, and physical pain and suffering. At the Shelton Law Firm, we provide the compassionate guidance you need through every phase of the legal process while aggressively pursuing compensation.

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Construction Accidents

Construction is a dangerous profession and personal injuries on the job site are all too common. Personal injury lawyer Michael E. Shelton is prepared to protect the interests of construction workers injured in all kinds of accidents, including crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, falls from elevated heights, trench collapses, electrocutions, gas exposure, and more.

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Maritime Accidents

If you suffered an injury at sea, either as a working seaman or while on a cruise for pleasure, a personal injury lawyer with advanced knowledge of maritime law is necessary. Michael E. Shelton has dedicated a significant amount of his legal attention over the last four decades to maritime accidents, including accidents on oil rigs, barges, and cruise ships.

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A Hard Working Personal Injury Lawyer

Other lawyers might not understand what it's like to work with your hands for a living, but Michael E. Shelton does. Before he was a lawyer, he worked on an oil rig and he still holds a union card as a journeyman pipefitter. Mr. Shelton knows that an injury that prevents you from working threatens every aspect of your livelihood, and he's prepared to provide aggressive representation so you can secure the compensation you legally deserve.

You and your family already have enough on your mind. You shouldn't have to worry about how you are going to pay for a personal injury lawyer. That is why we offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis.

To schedule a free case review at our Houston law firm contact us online or call:

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$8,500,000 Verdicts & Settlements

Mr. Shelton fought to secure fair compensation for a pipeline welder who was burned due to a faulty lock out in the case of George DeWoody v. Williams Cos.; Circuit Court, van Buren County, AR.

A catastrophic personal injury can change a life in an instant. Houston personal injury lawyer Michael H. Shelton advocates for victims and their families and helps them get the compensation they need to move forward in life. 

We Are Here to Help the Injured

Houston personal injury lawyer Michael E. Shelton has dedicated his career to helping personal injury victims achieve fair and just settlements. With a focus on personal injuries suffered by workers in the maritime, oil, and construction industries, Mr. Shelton is proud to represent regular people as they engage in legal battles with giant corporations and insurance companies. 

Mr. Shelton can help innocent bystanders who are injured in accidents. Our firm also represents clients against defective medical products such as poorly manufactured pharmaceuticals and other forms of harmful negligence that may result in medical malpractice.

During your free consultation, Mr. Shelton will apply his knowledge from over 40 years of practicing law to determine if you have a viable personal injury claim. To schedule a free case review at our Houston law firm, contact us online or call:

(713) 807-0700

Protecting Injured Bystanders

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It is not just workers who get injured and need someone to stand up for their rights. In addition to helping those who suffer injuries while at work, our law firm also handles personal injury cases for bystanders. For those who have been injured by a negligent construction worker or a truck accident near a construction site, Mr. Shelton can hold the responsible person accountable for their actions.

The same is true for clients who have been injured by dangerous prescription drugs, due either to a manufacturer's actions or medical malpractice. Our law firm can seek damages for the harm you or your family member has suffered. Mr. Shelton strives to fight for bystanders, and his firm has a history of advocating for innocent victims across a range of industries. He can do the same for you and your family.

Another $10,000,000 Verdicts & Settlements

In the case of Diane Mathias, et al v. Columbia Gulf, et al; Circuit Court Hardy County, WV, personal injury lawyer Michael Shelton fought to secure compensation for burn injuries that happened due to a pipeline explosion.

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The Shelton Law Firm

Personal injury attorney Michael E. Shelton has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries in Houston, Texas, for nearly 50 years. He is proud to be a union card holder as a journeyman pipefitter and General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Houston Bar Association
  • The Louisiana State Bar
  • The Louisiana Association for Justice

If you are the victim of a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with The Shelton Law Firm today by contacting us online or calling (713) 807-0700.

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