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Additional Practices

Do You Have a Legal Issue? Call Our Beaumont Attorneys at (409) 204-0895

One thing that sets Shelander Law Offices apart from other law firms is our willingness to delve into all types of law cases and represent any person throughout the state of Texas from our Beaumont office. We know that it is important to provide the proper representation to all of the members of the community no matter what your situation may be.

Call our dedicated Beaumont lawyers at (409) 204-0895 to receive your phone consultations.

Personal Injury

Being injured in an accident or due to another’s negligence can cause huge personal and financial harm. However, you do have legal options and our Beaumont personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim for compensation.

Our lawyers can help you or your loved one when you have been seriously injured in any of the following:

  • Auto, motorcycle, or 18-wheeler accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Commercial accidents
  • Incidents that have caused the wrongful death of a loved one

Our attorneys are not afraid to face big insurance companies on your behalf or represent you in court.

Criminal Defense

At our firm, we know that when you have been arrested or accused of a serious offense, you need legal assistance. Our Beaumont criminal defense lawyers can help guide you through the court process, making sure that your constitutional rights are always well protected.

We handle all types of cases, including felony and misdemeanor charges. This includes:

  • Burglary, robbery, and theft accusations
  • Drug offenses, including possession and distribution
  • Serious sex crimes
  • Murder charges
  • Assault and domestic violence
  • Forgery and fraud and other white collar crimes
  • Probation revocations and violations
  • Weapons and firearm charges
  • DWI or DUI

Shelander Law Offices even offer immediate jail release assistance for those who have been arrested and we can represent you through police questioning. Remember, it is always in your best interest to have an attorney on your side to protect you from self-incrimination.

Business Law

Shelander Law Offices handles all types of business law, commercial litigation, and contract issues, including telecom contract negotiations. We can help your company with debt collection defense if you own money and work hard on behalf of Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Liability Partnerships, and small or large corporations.

Our Beaumont business law attorneys can assist your corporation with any of the following:

  • Incorporating
  • Updating minutes
  • Resolution of minutes
  • Changes with Secretary of State
  • Transfers of shares
  • Dissolution

Real Estate

Having an attorney who is well-versed in real estate issues can help ensure that your transactions are done in accordance with the law. We work fast in transfer of ownership cases, can prepare or review earnest money contracts, consult and prepare rental leases, conduct the sale on a foreclosure, and offer skilled defense and appeals representation for evictions. We also provide counsel for landlord-tenant disputes.

In owner financed transactions, our attorneys can prepare notes, deeds of trust, and deeds and consult with you to ensure you know all of your legal options before you agree to anything.

Probate & Estate Planning

Estate planning allows you to prepare and make decisions to protect your assets and family upon your death. We can also set up guardianships to help protect minors and incapacitated adults.

Your estate plan should include the following documents:

  • A Last Will and Testament
  • A Durable Power of Attorney
  • A Medical Power of Attorney
  • A Living Will, or your directive to your physician

Our Beaumont lawyers can also probate your loved one’s estate after death. We can guide you through the court proceedings to make a will official and probate simple and complex estates, including those of high value.

Civil Litigation

Our attorneys are not afraid to go to court on your behalf. Civil matters, those involving disagreements where one party seeks compensation over criminal penalties, require a skilled defense. At Shelander Law Offices, we have experience working with judges and juries and can help fight for your best interests in the courtroom.

To take advantage of any of our services, contact Shelander Law Offices online today.

Our Attorneys

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    Tara Shelander


    Tara Shelander offers a lot of energy, diligence, and motivation to serve you, as our client. Tara has a background in business and entrepreneurship. She has experience litigating cases involving business practices, contempt of court, child support, child custodydivorce, and criminal cases.

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    Mel W. Shelander


    Mel W. Shelander has practiced law at the same location for over 35 years, successfully handling thousands of different kinds of cases for clients throughout Texas. As a lawyer, he is intentionally not board-certified in any one area of practice because he does not want to narrow his practice to one specific area. Not only can he help in family law matters, but also personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and landlord-tenant matters. As his client, you benefit from this ...
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    Colette Shelander


    Colette Shelander was born and raised in Beaumont. She is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014 and she obtained a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice at Lamar University. She then attended law school in Charleston, South Carolina and returned right back to her hometown after graduation. She has the energy and drive to fight hard to get you what you deserve. She has served as an EMT so she performs well under pressure, and she will show the same compassion for you as she did ...

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