The Ohio State University, J.D. 1989
University of Oklahoma, B.A. 1986
Shila Fletcher began her career in Ohio but has been practicing law in Texas since 1992. While studying law at The Ohio State University, Shila was an articles editor for the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and served a judicial externship for the Honorable George C. Smith of The U.S. District Court, Southern District in Ohio.
Shila has experience representing businesses in multi-million dollar disputes, including mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials. When representing small business owners, she brings experience from her own life, having owned and operated a mechanical contracting company for many years. When representing property owners, she utilizes her more than 20 years of experience as a property manager, landlord, and rental property owner. She advises clients on leases, evictions and other residential and commercial property disputes.
Currently, Shila defends business owners and individuals who have been sued in the area of premises liability, negligence and deceptive trade practices acts violations.
In the area of homeowners’ association law, Shila has represented both homeowners and associations with the goal of resolving disputes in an efficient manner, so people can enjoy their homes without the annoyance and expense of ongoing disputes. Common legal issues that arise include delinquent assessments, violations of the covenants and restrictions, bylaws that need updating, and management of the association in accordance with complex laws.
If you have a family law issue, Shila also has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve a satisfactory resolution. She has experience representing mothers, fathers, and grandparents in divorce and custody issues.
An effective communicator, Shila has been a professor at a paralegal school where she taught paralegal and legal assistant skills to adult students returning to the workforce. Shila enjoyed helping these new professionals embark on new career paths which would lead them to financial independence and security.
Community Activities & Personal
When she is not working at the law firm or at a rental home, Shila loves camping, hiking and spending time with her daughters. She is an active member of her church, and a founding member of a mission working with teenagers to develop their interest in serving orphans and families in less developed countries.
- • State Bar of Texas, 1993
- • Dallas Bar Association
- • Watermark Community Church
- • Grace Garden