Our Attorneys

James T. Shelton 

James T. Shelton has maintained a private law practice in Clarendon for over 30 years. During his career, he has gained the respect and trust of clients and peers throughout the State and earned a reputation for integrity, professionalism, and a strong commitment to his clients and community. His primary practice areas include real estate law, probate and estate planning, and business and commercial transactional matters.
 

James has served as city attorney for the communities of Clarendon, Memphis, and Groom, and as the County Attorney for Donley County. He also previously served as District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District. He is a Past-President of the 100th Judicial District Bar Association and former member of the District 13 State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. James is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Amarillo Bar Association.


James has also distinguished himself as a valuable citizen to the community. He has served as Secretary of the Clarendon Independent School District Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church, and President of the Clarendon Lions Club.

Taylor J. Shelton 

After graduating from Texas Tech University School of Law, Taylor spent a number of years in private practice and working in the oil & gas industry in Amarillo. Taylor joined his father's law practice in 2016. Taylor’s professional background is primarily in oil & gas and real estate law. He advises oil & gas clients of all sizes ranging from publicly traded companies to small independents in issues related to exploration and production activities, particularly in title and transactional matters. Taylor has prepared drilling, division order, and acquisition title opinions covering properties throughout the State of Texas.

 

Taylor also represents companies and individuals in the buying and selling of mineral producing properties, including drafting purchase agreements, conducting due diligence and title examination, and preparing curative and conveyance instruments.

 

Taylor also represents agricultural clients in farm and ranch real estate transactions as well as in other issues related to the ownership and operation of farm and ranch properties. In addition, Taylor advises clients on a wide range of general business and corporate matters, including entity formation and governance and business transactions.

 

Taylor graduated Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2010. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar, the Amarillo Bar Association, and member and Past-President of the Panhandle Association of Petroleum Landmen.