Shawn Latchford



Shawn’s practice includes a wide variety of civil litigation including: intellectual property litigation (patent, trademark, and trade secret), commercial litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, and employment law. This broad practice has given him experience in many different aspects of litigation including: case assessment and research, discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, hearing presentation, and trial presentation. Shawn has tried multiple jury trials to successful verdict as lead trial counsel and has been selected by Thomas Reuters as a Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Shawn received a B.A. from Albion College, graduating magna cum laude, where he double majored in political science and philosophy with a concentration in law, society, and justice. While at Albion College Shawn was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. Before attending law school he traveled to South Korea and taught English.

Shawn attended Baylor Law School, graduating cum laude. While at Baylor, he competed on Baylor’s interscholastic mock trial and moot court teams. He was also an associate editor of the Baylor Law Review and a member of the order of barristers.

Shawn is admitted to practice in Texas and Arkansas, all United States District Courts in Arkansas, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Federal Circuits, and before the United States Supreme Court.


Baylor School of Law

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude

Albion College

  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Practice

  • Employment law
  • Wrongful termination and discrimination
  • Personal injury
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Business litigation
  • Complex commerical litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fith Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • State of Texas
  • State of Arkansas

Honors & Professional Associations

  • Thomas Reuters Rising Star 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Gregg County Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association