Law Office of Jodi McShan, PLLC

 Attorney & Mediator
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Jodi McShan grew up in a family-owned business, where she did everything from floral design and delivery to accounting and management.  At McShan Florist, she learned the benefits of hard work and personal relationships from both her grandfather Lee A. McShan, Jr. and her father Bruce McShan.


She has experience in business,  intellectual property, and family violence cases, which enables her to be a strong advocate for her clients.  Jodi leverages her knowledge to help her clients reach positive outcomes - her approach is different from some.  Instead of coming into every case as a "bulldog," she works with each client and helps the client decide what the best approach may be.  In the end, clients are happier when they have control over the outcome and their children are protected.  This can come from a variety of approaches, and each case has its own needs.  Jodi helps clients analyze these needs, and they build a game plan together - whether it be going into litigation as a "bulldog" or working through things amicably.


Education:
2016 - University of London, L.L.M. in Family Law
2009 - University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
2006 - Vanderbilt University - B.S. (Psychology & Spanish)

Licensing & Certifications:
State of Texas (Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
United States Supreme Court

Legal Associations & Bar Service:
Dallas Bar Association

    - Family Law Section (member)
    - Collaborative Law Section (Chair, 2017)
    - Solo & Small Firm Section (Chair-Elect, 2017)
    - Entertainment Committee (Vice-Chair, 2017)
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Dallas Women Lawyers Association (board member, 2017)
Annette Stewart American Inn of Court (member)
Collaborative Divorce Texas (member)
National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 (Vice-President, 2017)

Community Involvement:
Junior League of Dallas (board member, 2016-2017)
Children's Hospital Women's Auxiliary (board member, 2017)
Baylor Hospital Women's Auxiliary
North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce (board member, 2014-2017)
​Cafe Momentum
Dallas Femfessionals
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Speaking Engagements:
2017 - Temporary Orders (Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program - Nuts & Bolts)
2016 - Preparing the Client & Managing Expectations (North Texas Legal Aid)
2016 - Starting & Running Your Own Firm (Dallas Association of Young Lawyers)

2015 - Obergefell & Same-Sex Marriage (MLS Realtors)
2015 - Ethical Interactions with the Bench (Dallas Bar Association)
2015 - Ethics of Handling Pro Bono Divorces (North Texas Legal Aid)
2015 - A Day in the Life of a Lawyer (Southern Methodist University)
2014 - Getting Involved in the Legal Community (Texas A&M School of Law)
2014 - From Law School to Law Practice (American Bar Association)
2013 - Same-Sex Estate Planning (Dallas Bar Association)

Publications:
2014 - Estate Planning: 6 Key Areas to Protect Interests of Same-Sex Couples (Texas Lawyer)

Appointments:
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Dallas (appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas)