SHAWN GRADY
COLLECTION ATTORNEY
BOARD CERTIFIED IN CREDITOR'S RIGHTS LAW

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ABOUT

Mr. Grady’s hometown is Houston, Texas, where he grew up and still resides with his wife, Blaire, and boy, Cash.   After graduation from college, Mr. Grady began his professional career in Human Resources at Enron, where he learned valuable lessons regarding business, including an introduction to shaky accounting practices.  After backpacking through Western Europe, Mr. Grady began two pursuits in earnest – his legal career, as a legal assistant for a local firm that represented mortgage brokers and lenders - and writing.   He spent the next six years working for creditors rights’ law firms, and honing his skills as a fiction writer, until he finally made the commitment to the practice of law, and entered law school. 

From the start, Mr. Grady set his sights on litigation, taking internships at the trial and appellate level.  Shortly after being licensed, he joined an insurance defense law firm in Houston, Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C., a mid-sized firm of around 40 lawyers, most of whom are experienced trial lawyers.  At the firm, Mr. Grady worked for long days, weeks, and years, where he learned litigation from several old trial lawyers. 

Mr. Grady has extensive pre-trial and trial litigation experience in both the state and federal courts.  He has handled several bench trials, by himself, and supported senior attorneys in numerous larger jury trials in state district courts.  He is board certified by the American Board of Certification (ABC) in Creditor’s Rights Law.

Education:

B.A., University of Texas, Austin.

J.D., with high honors, South Texas College of Law

Intern, Chief Justice Adele Hedges, 14th Court of Appeals

Summer Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, Financial Litigation Unit

Intern, Harris County Attorney’s Office, Trial Division

 

Experience:

Associate Attorney, Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C.  (2011 – 2018)

Legal Assistant, Robertson & Anschutz (2005 – 2008)

Legal Assistant, Gregg & Valby, LLP (2002 – 2005)

Human Resources, Enron North America (2000 – 2001)

 

Memberships:

Founding Member and President, Korean American Bar Association of Texas (KABAT)

Guild Member, Rothko Chapel

Member, Commercial Law League of America (CLLA)

 

Admissions:

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern, Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

United States District Court for Colorado

 

Articles:

Wanted Dead or Alive:  Desperados and Debtors -  Houston Lawyer Magazine (July/August 2016)