Meet Michael Shelton
A Personal Injury Attorney Serving Workers Since 1974

A Lifetime Spent Representing the Injured

Michael Shelton is a Texas native who grew up working on cattle farms and oil rigs. As a young blue collar worker, he gained firsthand knowledge of just how important the work laborers perform is. He also witnessed the pain inflicted upon young working men just like himself. Mr. Shelton decided to become an attorney so he could dedicate his career to providing the effective representation that workers deserve. 

He has now been a practicing attorney for approximately 50 years. Over the course of his storied career, Mr. Shelton has won a vast spectrum of seven-figure cases, provided key legal services to unions across America, and earned widespread acclaim for his work. He is able to win difficult cases in large part thanks to his insider knowledge of the offshore, pipeline, and construction industries as well as the extensive rolodex of union contacts he has developed.

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Other Attorneys Recognize That Mr. Shelton Is Elite


Martindale-Hubbell®, the famed attorney evaluator, designated him as an AV-Preeminent lawyer in 2023. This is the highest rating offered and is only given to attorneys whose peers consider them to have truly elite legal ethics, skills, and integrity. 

Listen to Mr. Shelton's Story

Attorney Michael E. Shelton is uniquely qualified to help injured workers. He greatly enjoys the work that he does and brings an intense passion to each case. Mr. Shelton has successfully represented clients in states all over the nation and is also currently licensed to practice in Louisiana along with Texas. 

Mr. Shelton Was Educated In the Lone Star State

Mr. Shelton’s deep Texas roots make him intimately familiar with all aspects of our state’s legal system. 

Bachelor's Degree

Mr. Shelton earned his Bachelor of Science from Beaumont, TX’s, Lamar University in 1971. 

Law Degree

Our attorney earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas in 1974. 

Mr. Shelton Is a Life Fellow Of the Texas Bar Foundation

The Texas Bar Foundation is our nation’s biggest charitably funded bar foundation. This esteemed organization’s noble goals include working tirelessly to improve our state’s justice system and providing legal assistance to the underserved. 

Fellowship is earned through invitation only and is reserved for under .4% of Texas attorneys each year. Mr. Shelton first became a Fellow before advancing to the prestigious status of Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Shelton Stays Committed to Union Workers

Mr. Shelton is a member of United Association Local Union 100 and to this day holds a Journeyman Pipefitter's card. He works closely with both business and workers' unions throughout the nation to create and advocate for robust union health plans. 

Our attorney serves as general counsel for Texas Building Trades, AFL-CIO, and The Dallas Building Trades Council. The largest pipeline local in America, Pipeliners Union Local 798, advises its members to reach out to our attorney in case of injury. 

Mr. Shelton Only Charges If He Wins

Our attorney is deeply attuned to the physical and financial pain workers are far too often subjected to. To make sure his clients feel no additional monetary stress, he offers completely free initial consultations. When he takes on a case, Mr. Shelton does so on a contingency basis. This arrangement means he does not charge a cent unless he wins in court or obtains a pretrial settlement. 

Houston Clients Rave About Mr. Shelton

"He is not only smart and well connected; he is helpful and responsive as well. I highly recommend Mr.Shelton for anyone whose had an accident at work, he will not let you down." Jaime's 5-Star Avvo Review
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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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