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.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE!
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