Connolly & Shireman LLP
Built to Deliver Positive Solutions to Difficult Family and Juvenile Law Situations
We understand it’s not just a case, it’s your life.
The law firm of Connolly & Shireman is focused on the unique and closely related areas of family and juvenile law, and we understand what you are dealing with is not just a legal issue, it can be a devastating personal situation.
Maybe you need a divorce from a spouse who has an alcohol or drug problem. Maybe your spouse has serious mental health issues, is violent, or demonstrates the erratic or dangerous behavior. Maybe you have complex financial or business interests at risk. Maybe you have lost your job and you need your ex-spouse to pay more support, or you need your child support obligation reduced. Maybe your child has been arrested for drug possession. Maybe your grandchild has been endangered and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has become involved with your family. Your case may fall into a legal category, but it is also a unique set of circumstances that requires a unique response.
One of our major advantages over other firms is our overlapping experience across all the key areas in which the legal system impacts families:
These areas intersect in many ways. Our life experience, our deep understanding of important family issues and our cross-discipline legal expertise allow us to see past the legal and technical issues of each case and get to the heart of the matter. Our number one priority is making sure your concerns are heard and fairly considered by all participants in the process, including other parties, judges, juries, and mediators.
Respected Advocates Resolving Your Family and Juvenile Challenges
Our firm is devoted exclusively to Texas family and juvenile law. We understand the applicable standards and procedures in these unique areas of law, such as child custody, termination of parental rights and adoption, and we take a detail-oriented approach to resolving complex issues and protecting your rights.
Our family law attorneys are some of Houston’s most successful and well-respected. William Connolly is the only lawyer in Texas who is Board Certified in Family Law, Child Welfare Law and Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Les Shireman is Board Certified in both Family Law and Child Welfare Law.
Our appellate lawyers are experts at identifying situations that may trigger an appeal, and in trying appellate cases in all areas of family and juvenile law. We have tried numerous appellate cases and have written extensively on appellate issues in family law and juvenile law.
In addition to her expertise in divorce and juvenile law, Nicole Kuenstle is also an expert in probate and wills, which gives her extra insight and ability when dealing with community property and marital assets.
One of Connolly & Shireman’s hallmarks is our unique ability to address the impacts of substance abuse and mental health issues on families and how these factors affect family law and juvenile law cases. We receive many referrals from social service providers because we are known for our devotion to seeking creative solutions to these situations.
We Take Listening to Our Clients Seriously
It would be a mistake for any lawyer to think that he or she knows the solutions to your problems before hearing what you have to say. We believe in meeting our clients where they are emotional, helping them understand their options, and clarifying their goals before we move forward with legal actions.
Accessible Lawyers Providing Quality Services
Our firm is conveniently located in the Upper Kirby/River Oaks area and Houston’s inner loop, 10 minutes from downtown. We have free parking and flexible hours to accommodate your schedule, and we accept most forms of payment, including credit cards. To learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals through the family or juvenile law system, contact us today.