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Shanin Turner

Bio 6900 N. Dallas Pkwy Ste. 800 Plano, TX 75024 214-880-1868


  • Southern Methodist University-Dedman School of Law (J.D. 2013, with honors)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (1998, M.S. Early Childhood Development and Education)
  • Texas Women’s University (1992 BS Education, with honors)

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas 2013

Focus of Practice

  • Adoptions and Termination Suits
  • Contested Divorce
  • Child Protective Services Cases
  • Custody Disputes Involving
  • - Family Violence Issues
  • - Addiction Issue
  • Visitation Issues
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Paternity
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Partition Agreements
  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • LGBT Divorce
  • LGBT Custody Matters
  • Complex Property Divisions including characterization, valuation and reimbursement issues
  • Grandparent Access

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Collin County Family Law, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association- Family Law Section
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas State Bar- Family Law Section, Member

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association - Family Law section
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Collin County Bar Association

Representative Experience

After working as an educator in Plano ISD for almost two decades, Shanin graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law while teaching to earn her JD. With her extensive teaching background and experience dealing with high conflict parenting issues, Shanin has developed a reputation among her legal peers for being able to negotiate through complex divorce issues with her clients while remaining centered on the best interests of the children of the marriage. Since 2013, Shanin has handled well over 100 cases and has successfully helped clients mediate final divorce settlements with terms and conditions in those agreements that are conducive to her clients’ successful co-parenting. She is not afraid to put on her suit of armor and go to battle for her client and their children in court to achieve those positive results. Family law matters that Ms. Turner has litigated include child custody, grandparent access, termination of parental rights, paternity, establishing child support, and child support enforcement actions. Shanin represents clients in Courts throughout the Dallas metroplex, including Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County, Rockwall County, Smith County, Ellis County, and Tarrant County, Texas. Shanin is married with four adult children and a house-full of fur babies.

Publications, Seminars, and Cases

  • SMU Law Review, Texas Survey Article “Husbands and Wives” December 2013