Shanon Keith Stanfield

Owner and Founder of SLF

 
Shanon Stanfield, Austin Landlord Tenant Attorney

Shanon Stanfield, Austin Landlord Tenant Attorney

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  • Stanfield Law Firm
  • Lone Star Legal Aid
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Texas A&M University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Stanfield Law Firm (Austin, TX)

    Representing clients in criminal defense matters, including expunction and nondisclosure petitions (to erase or seal criminal records); consumer matters, including debt defense, bankruptcy, and suits for consumer law violations; landlord-tenant disputes, including evictions, security deposit disputes, and duty to repair suits; and other civil matters.
     
  • Lone Star Legal Aid (Houston, TX)

    Represented individuals in a wide range of civil cases, including suits against landlords for violations of the Texas Property Code, breach of contract, and deceptive trade practices; simple and complex eviction actions; property tax defense; juvenile criminal defense/school discipline cases; and estate matters, including applications to probate will and applications for guardianship.

  • Criminal Defense Clinic (Austin, TX)

    Represented Travis County residents charged with crimes, including DWI, theft, possession of marijuana and other controlled substances, public intoxication, and assault. Spent several months researching Texas law on expunctions and nondisclosure (record sealing) suits and creating the best strategy to help ensure employers, banks, and landlords never find out about your arrest record or the criminal charges.

  • Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (Austin, TX)

    Involved in administrative litigation actions and research on pay day lenders, car dealerships, pawn shops, and debt settlement companies. Became familiar with Commissioner's authority and internal operations concerning licensing, fees, and enforcement actions.
 

EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law (Austin, TX) - Juris Doctor

    Top Score in Advanced Civil Litigation Course, Founder of Criminal Law Association, Runner-Up in Board of Advocates 2007-2008 Mediation Competition.

    Extensive course work in criminal law and procedure, consumer protection, and trial advocacy.

    Texas Tech School of Law (Lubbock, TX):

    Top Score in Contracts, Top Score in Torts, Dean's List two semesters in a row.

  • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) - Bachelor's of Science, Psychology

    Graduated cum laude (with honors).

    Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient, Distinguished Student in College of Liberal Arts, Dean's List three semesters.