B. Thomas Shea

Tom Shea Family Law, LLC
  • Family Law
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Hello! My name is Tom Shea. I am a family law attorney practicing in Southwest Louisiana. In 2017, I started Tom Shea Family Law, LLC to help people with difficult family law issues. My practice is focused exclusively on family law: divorce, community property, child custody, child support, spousal support, relocations, modifications, contempt and other types of enforcement. I have handled several hundred family law cases at the district court level. I have also successfully litigated cases through the Third Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. I practice primarily in Calcasieu and its surrounding parishes, including Beauregard, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis. I am originally from Northampton, Massachusetts. I attended Ithaca College, where I studied business and writing. I graduated summa cum laude and Valedictorian from the School of Business in 2006. After college, I decided to do something completely different, and I set out for Louisiana where I attended LSU Law School in Baton Rouge. At LSU Law, I co-founded the International Law Society, and I worked as a publications intern at the LSU Press. In my third year, I wrote for and edited LSU Law’s annual “Assault and Flattery” comedy show. That year I was also lucky enough to meet my wife, Elizabeth, who is also a practicing attorney. In 2010, I graduated law school and moved to Lake Charles where I worked as an associate attorney at The Sanchez Law Firm. I’m a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association. In 2017, I was elected President of the SWLA Bar Association Family Law Section. I am the treasurer of the SWLA Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, and I serve on the Board of Directors for the SWLA Bar Foundation. I'm also currently pursuing an LLM in Taxation through the Graduate Tax Program at Villanova University.

Education
Villanova University School of Law
LL.M. (2018) | Tax
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (2010) | Law
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Ithaca College
B.S. (2006) | Business
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Valedictorian (School of Business)
Professional Experience
Solo-practioner
Tom Shea Family Law, LLC
- Current
Associate
The Sanchez Law Firm, LLC
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Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Finding Jobs Outside of OCI, LSU Law
LSU Law Career Services Dept.
Awards
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Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar Association
Member
Current
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association - Family Law Section
President
- Current
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association - Young Lawyer Section
Treasurer
- Current
Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation
Board Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
Practice Area
  • Family Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Tom Shea Family Law, LLC
Contact & Map
Tom Shea Family Law, LLC
1 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1720
Lake Charles, LA 70629
USA
Telephone: (337) 564-4148