"Working with Shields Law Firm completely turned our experience with public school around." - Greater Houston Area Client

Proudly serving students and individuals with special needs.

"Kevin and Jennifer were great to work with ... very honest an caring. It was a pleasure to get to know them. They worked hard for what was best for my family." - Greater Houston Area Parent

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Special Education Law

Every day we put our kids on the bus or go through the drop off line and trust that the school will do the right thing — many times they do.

But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, our children fall behind. Sometimes, someone gives up and writes-off our kids. We get calls all-the-time to pick up early because of behavior. There is no progress, and there are no answers.

The law protects our kids, but that doesn’t change your current situation or make any of this less frustrating. Our special education attorneys are ready to help.

Special Needs Law

Our special needs lawyers handle matters for families looking to plan and protect loved ones with specials needs now and in the future. 

We all want to plan for and protect our children, but sometimes we are not sure where to start.  Special needs planning is as varied as each individual needing a plan. And the answer is not one size fits all.

Our special needs attorneys are ready to meet with you and discuss an individualized plan for your family.

Special Needs Legal Services

Special Education Law


Legal Advocacy & Coaching

IEP Meetings

Programming review

Alternative Dispute Resolution

DAEP/ Alternative Placement

Due Process Litigation

Behavior Hearings/ MDRs

Section 504

Special Needs Services

Planning Session

Special Needs Protection Plan

Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Planning

Life Care Planning

Public Benefits Protection

Letters of Intent


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Focused on the needs of your family.

"[They] always maintained a communication to allow me to have a peace of mind of what was to be expected and status update with my child's case ... If you have a special needs child I recommend [their] services to the fullest" - North Texas Area Parent

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Meet Kevin

Kevin is a proud father, a former teacher, and an attorney with an extensive litigation background. He serves Texas children and families in special needs matters. 

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Making sense of special needs and special education law.

"We retained Kevin to help with a case with my son's school district. He was clear, logical, and easy to work with. His experience showed as we would not have had the favorable resolution had we not had Kevin on our team." - Greater Austin Area Parent

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Meet Jennifer

Prior to law school, Jennifer taught special education in Texas public schools for almost a decade. 

“Jennifer was fantastic! She was very professional and knowledgeable… meeting with the ISD’s General Counsel was difficult but she kept her wise kind tone but inserted excellent questions, which left the other side scratching their heads!” – Greater Houston Area Client

"Kevin and his team are very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special education attorney" - Conroe Area Client

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