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-Litigation & Trial-

Through hard and constant work over many years, we have developed a reputation for effective representation in litigation. We have experience in virtually every type of general litigation. Because we serve primarily insurance, business and industrial clients, a large part of our practice is devoted to the defense of clients.

Our litigation and trial attorneys are active in a variety of civil trial and appellate cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas and Eastern New Mexico with a primary geographical emphasis in the vast West Texas region extending from the El Paso area eastward through Midland/Odessa to Abilene and southward from Amarillo through Midland/Odessa to the Del Rio area.

We represent clients in state and federal trial and appellate matters involving:

  • Insurance defense
  • Medical malpractice
  • Legal malpractice
  • Hospital law and malpractice
  • Personal injury and property damage
  • Products liability defense
  • Defense of municipalities and counties
  • Occupational illness defense
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Real estate disputes
  • Oil and gas
  • Education
  • Creditors rights and bankruptcy
  • Commercial arbitrations
  • Railroad litigation
  • Employment defense
  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Appellate matters in all courts
  • Mediations
  • Toxic torts

As a result of this broad experience, we provide representation to virtually any insurance, business or industry client. On larger, more complex cases requiring various types and levels of expertise, we offer a comprehensive team support system.

– Business Law –

We maintain a substantial and widely varied general business practice, serving as state counsel and local counsel for numerous local, state, regional and national companies and banks involved in a wide range of commercial activities.

The practice includes organization of new business; corporate, business and commercial counseling; mergers and acquisitions; financing arrangements; and work on debt restructuring.

Services to general business clients include:

  • Contracts
  • Acquisitions
  • Dispositions of assets & businesses
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Leases
  • Dispute resolution
  • Financing
  • Partnership formation
  • Management structure

– General Practice –

Shafer Law is diversified.

The broad backgrounds of our attorneys offer years of experience in litigation and trials, business law and a general practice. We represent individuals in probate, estates, real property transactions and other such matters that typically confront an individual or company on a day-to-day basis.

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Our Office
  • Odessa Office
    700 North Grant Street
    201 Bank of America Building
    Odessa, Texas 79761
    Phone: 432-332-0893
    Fax: 432-333-5002
  • Midland Office
    1408 West Wall Street
    Midland, Texas 79701
    Phone: 432-695-6117