Shawn R. Roberts Trial Lawyer
Born with a passion for justice, Shawn R. Roberts has dedicated his life to fighting for individual rights and the freedom of others. As a criminal defense trial lawyer licensed in the state of Texas since November 1995, Shawn has built an impressive career in the courtroom.
Shawn’s legal career began with a bang in 1996 when, at the age of 26, he tried his first murder case as a criminal defense attorney. In 1997, he was accepted into Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, becoming the youngest lawyer ever to be accepted into the elite school. This experience laid the foundation for Shawn’s success in the courtroom.
Over the years, Shawn has met and worked with some of the most famous lawyers in American history, including Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, Morris Dees, Joe Jamail, and Johnnie Cochran. As a civil rights lawyer, Shawn consecutively represented three Black men in Brazoria County, achieving remarkable outcomes in their cases despite significant backlash and adversity.
In the case of State of Texas v. Brent Woodard, the defendant was charged with Assault on a public servant habitual and was offered a 40-year sentence. However, Shawn successfully fought for Woodard, and an all-white jury found him not guilty of all charges.