"They worked hard for what was best for my family." - East Texas Area Parent

Highly rated special education lawyer

We are a special needs law firm, that's all we do.

"We could not have gotten the results we sought without Kevin and Jennifer. They were detailed and thorough and made sure that we understood the process every step of the way. We are so grateful for what they accomplished on our daughter's behalf. Thank you!" M.K., South Texas Client

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We never lose sight of who we serve.

"From day one Jennifer and Kevin were honest and compassionate and that continued throughout the entire process. It was comforting knowing we had them in our corner with our child’s best interest in mind and personally felt we had the best of the best when it came to representation. I have no doubt we we made the right decision in choosing Shields Law Firm!" J.C., East Texas Client

We provide personalized, solution-based representation (never one-size-fits-all).

"The assistance we received was not only superb and highly professional, but it was also done with great empathy and a firm understanding of our situation. Attorneys took great care to review our case carefully, to answer all of our questions, and offer alternatives based on that research. We highly recommend Shields Law Firm and their attorneys." A.M., Greater Houston Area Client

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

Highly rated special education lawyer

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. 

Serving clients throughout the state

Katy and West of Houston

24285 Katy Fwy, 300A
Katy, Texas 77494

Houston Central Business District

720 Rusk St, Ste.501
Houston, TX 77002

Contact Us

(832) 422-7333
Principal office in Katy, TX
Meetings and consultations by appointment only.

Special Education Practice Areas

IEP or ARD Committee Disputes

Parents have a number of special education dispute resolutions options, including facilitation, mediation, state complaints and due process.

Evaluation Issues

The law provides rights to initial evaluations for services (FIE), reevaluations, and second opinion evaluations (IEE).

Refusal to Provide Services

In addition to your child's right to FAPE, there are procedural protections when your school refuses special education services or placement.

School Failure to Follow IEP

Your school must implement the services or programing outlined in your child's IEP.

Independent Educational Evaluations

You have a right to an independent educational evaluation, or second opinion, when you disagree with the evaluation obtained by your school.

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Behavior & Discipline

The law requires that your school district appropriately address the behavior of any child with a disability that impedes his or her learning or the learning of others.

Lack of Progress or Falling Behind

Your school may be in violation of special education law if they are failing to address your child's inadequate progress.

Failure to Evaluate

Your school must evaluate every child who may have a disability requiring special education services. You have a right to request that your school evaluate your child.

Section 504 Issues 

Section 504 provides protections and rights to your child.

Bullying & Harassment  

State and federal law protect your child from bullying and harassment at school.