Get Started With Special Education Representation

Your next step.
① Reach Out

The first step is to give us a call ( (832)-422-7333 ) or reach out to us online by submitting a Discovery Call request. Take some time and let us know a little about yourself and what you would like to achieve.

② Your Discovery Call

One of our legal advocates, either Jay or Nicole, will set aside some time to listen to you and make sure that we can help with your matter. This free discovery call is not for legal advice, but we can schedule a more detailed conversation with an attorney.

③ Your Strategy Session

If we are a potential fit and you would like us to take a more in-depth look at your matter, we will invite you to schedule an attorney strategy session with us. Strategy sessions are held by video conference so there is no need to fight traffic.

During your strategy session, Kevin or Liz will listen to your situation, walk you through our process and discuss how best to achieve your family’s goals. We only handle special needs matters, we serve families like your own every day.

We understand.

Special needs law is all we do. We don’t do family or criminal (or any other type of law for that matter). Special needs law is necessarily personal and highly technical; it demands dedication. Our clients deserve nothing less.

We’re here to answer your questions and make sure we find an approach that’s right for you and your family.

✩✩✩✩✩ C. L., Client from the Greater Houston Area
“Working with Shields Law Firm completely turned our experience with public school around. They gave us the tools we needed to advocate for our son, and helped us navigate the sometimes treacherous school system. We needed someone who would listen and know appropriate and ethical ways to respond to finally get the help we needed. We’ll forever be grateful for this firm.

During your strategy session, Kevin will focus on your family’s needs, provide answers to your questions, explain your rights and discuss options for you and your family moving forward.

Strategy sessions with our lawyers are protected under attorney-client privilege and last about an hour. First-time strategy sessions start at $350.

✩✩✩✩✩ M.K., Client from South Texas
“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!”


If there is a good fit between you and our law firm, we will explain representation options for you to consider.

We will work with you to choose the approach and representation option that fits your family best. Special Education solutions can involve everything from preparing you for an IEP meeting to litigation against your school district. Special Needs Planning solutions will include developing a holistic plan for your loved one or family. We are dedicated to the unique needs of our clients.


We are not the right fit for you if you are looking for basic special education legal services or cut and paste special needs planning.

Quick or one-size-fits-all approaches are not what we do.

Working with us will never be the “cheapest option,” however, deciding who to work with based entirely on the financial investment will often cost you or your family in the future. Depending on your needs, we can work under a simple flat fee, capped fees, or a traditional retainer.

The Right Fit?

In all cases, we take the time to understand your specific situation, needs, and future goals before moving forward with any course of action. We do high-quality, individualized, and detailed client work. We are proud to have built fantastic relationships with clients who see long-term value in working with a law firm that takes the time needed to serve clients best.

Find out if we're the right fit for your family…

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