From 1999 to 2001, Judge Shipman worked for the law firm of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff and Miller, L.L.P. in Fort Worth, gaining experience in that firm’s civil litigation section. From 2001-2004, she was an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Denton County and represented the State of Texas in hundreds of cases involving criminal matters and the termination of parental rights in cases of child neglect or abuse. From 2004 thru 2012, Judge Shipman practiced in the area of civil litigation, primarily in Denton and as a shareholder of Shipman Steppick, P.C.
Since January 2013, she has served as Judge of the 16th Judicial District Court presiding over felony criminal cases, family law matters, and civil lawsuits. Judge Shipman has presided over approximately 100 jury trials since taking office from capital murder cases to complex litigation matters, contested custody suits, and CPS termination cases. Thousands more bench trials and hearings have been conducted by Judge Shipman in important matters affecting the lives of Denton County citizens.
The 16th Judicial District Court requires a judge with experience in the law, knowledge of the law and who will listen to the cases presented without bias or prejudice. Judge Shipman has been that kind of judge and will continue to be, if re-elected.
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1999; Articles Editor, Texas Wesleyan University Law Review (1997-1999)
The University of North Texas, B.A. in Political Science/English
Licensed to practice law, State Bar of Texas, November 1999
Member of Public Affairs Committee of State Bar of Texas 2008-2018
Married to L. Dee Shipman for 26 years
Member of Denton Benefit League (1993)
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