Mailing address:
P.O. Box 224626
Dallas, Texas 75222

Physical address:
2223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208

214.946.8000 phone
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Shelby J. White, Of Counsel

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Publications & Presentations

Dr. Death: Exploring the Intersection of Civil and Criminal Law

Tarrant County Appellate Section Brown Bag CLE (January 2019)

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Significant Cases

Byrd v. Cornelius, No. 21-20654, — F. 4th — , 2022 WL 16549163 (5th Cir. Oct. 31, 2022)

Successfully convinced court of appeals to dismiss officers’ qualified immunity appeal for lack of jurisdiction in light of material factual disputes regarding the officers’ use of force.  The Fifth Circuit determined that video of the incident did not conclusively establish reasonable force, and that the law clearly established that officers’ use of force was excessive force in circumstances consistent with the Plaintiff’s version of events.

Crane v. City of Arlington, Tex., No. 21-10644, — F.4th —, 2022 WL 4592035 (5th Cir. Sept. 30, 2022)

Successfully reversed trial court’s grant of summary judgment to police officer, holding that the officer was not entitled to summary judgment on his qualified immunity defense when he shot and killed an unarmed driver during a pretextual traffic stop.

Hallman v. State, 620 S.W.3d 931 (Tex. Crim. App. 2021)

Successfully obtained reversal and remand of Court of Appeals’ decision that the State had failed to timely disclose evidence.

Wheeler v. State, 616 S.W.3d 858 (Tex. Crim. App. 2021)

Obtained petition for review of Court of Appeals’ decision that affidavit was not properly sworn.

Maxion v. State, No. 02-18-00176-CR, 2019 WL 3269324 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth July 18, 2019, pet. ref’d) (en banc)

Obtained reversal on en banc reconsideration holding that issue previously decided on appeal was not properly raised.

Texas Dept. of Public Safety v. Randolph, No. 02–13–00025–CV, 2014 WL 1875826 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth May 8, 2014, pet. denied) (mem. op.)

Successfully defended against petition for discretionary review in the Texas Supreme Court finding that the trial court correctly interpreted the State’s statutory conceal-carry requirements.