Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent 2019
Avvo Rating 10.0 - Top Attorney

Attorney Profiles

The lawyers at our firm typically start their careers with a judicial clerkship and/or several years at one of the nation's largest and most respected firms. We attract attorneys who wish to continue to have the highest quality legal work, but prefer the informality and atmosphere of a small firm. We are uncompromising in hiring only the most exceptionally qualified lawyers, in terms of both academic background and hands-on experience in litigation and appeals.

AttorneysSkelton & Woody PLLC Support Staff Paralegals

Shelley Smith obtained her Bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1991. She obtained her paralegal training from Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Dallas and has been a legal assistant/paralegal since 1994. She has experience in both plaintiff and defense civil litigation, business formation, eminent domain, and appellate work. Maddison Decker and Maria Sepulveda are Shelley's assistants.

Laura Wassman graduated from Minnesota School of Business with her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in paralegal studies. She joined Skelton & Woody with almost 10 years of paralegal experience in litigation and transactional law, including: workers’ compensation defense, employment law, estate planning, business, aviation, and family law. She works primarily with Hamp Skelton, Alysia Wightman, and Eva Ramos on insurance and non-insurance matters, expert reports, and appeals. Alexis Faber is Laura’s assistant.

Charity Martinez has been in the law field for 21 years and she could not imagine doing anything else. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from WGU-Texas in 2017 and has future plans for law school. She is a proud wife and a mom to 4 human daughters and 4 dogs, whom she enjoys hanging out with in her free time. She is excited to be a part of the Skelton & Woody team and brings a lot of knowledge on board. Alexis Faber is Charity’s assistant.

Our clients should feel free to call any of our paralegals or legal assistants for anything they need. They can put their hands on a document, answer many important questions, and get our clients what they need quickly.

Office Manager

Debbie Tucker is our office manager and bookkeeper. She joined Skelton & Woody PLLC in 1996 from Brown McCarroll. She is always available to answer any billing-related question or to connect our clients with the right person to answer their question.

Client Review
Hamp, I want to thank you and your amazing staff for doing such an excellent job on ALL of our files. Once more THANK YOU. Anonymous