(337) 564-4148

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.




I know family law issues can be complicated and frustrating.  I truly enjoy helping clients work through these difficult problems.  If you would like to discuss your case, please call or send me an email.

1 Lakeshore Drive • Suite 1720

Lake Charles, LA 70629

(337) 564-4148