Charged With A Crime? Your Next Decision Is Crucial.

If you have been charged with a crime, your future depends on the quality of your legal representation. In criminal cases, you need a skilled, passionate attorney who knows how to find weaknesses in the government's case.

I opened my law firm in order to pursue justice for my clients, who say I am aggressive and passionate about what I do. It is gratifying work, especially when I can be a voice for people who are voiceless, in a system that is not designed to benefit them.

I have obtained successful results for clients in:

  • Major felonies, including drugs and murder
  • Motor vehicle offenses
  • DUI
  • Unlawful arrest
  • Illegal search and seizure

Many criminal defense cases are won or lost on the issue of probable cause. That is why I carefully study every element of each case. In DUI cases, for example, I carefully watch the police "dashcam" video to examine things like the legality of the stop and the administration of the field sobriety test. In criminal defense, details matter.

I Enjoy The Courtroom

Most criminal cases settle out of court, but I prepare each case as if it will go to trial.

When cases go to trial, I love being in a courtroom. I am a graduate of the Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming, which was founded by famed courtroom lawyer Gerry Spence. My study at the Trial Lawyer's College benefits my clients every day. It taught me how to be a better advocate, how to listen to my clients and how to tell their stories to the jury. It taught me not to be afraid to advocate when a client deserve justice, even when the odds are against us.

My clients also benefit from my reputation for honesty and perseverance within the legal community. They know that what I say is true and is spoken with full candor.

I Will Work Around Your Schedule

I understand that you do not want to miss work to meet with an attorney. That is why I will strive to meet with you when it is convenient for your schedule, whether it is before your work, after work or on the weekend. Call The Law Office of Kathleen Shell in Decatur, Tennessee, at 423-454-9825 to schedule an appointment, or contact me online.