Smith and Shipley, LLP
Attorneys at Law

Smith and Shipley, Attorneys at Law, are experienced and professional lawyers located in Beaumont, Texas serving eleven counties in Southeast Texas. Our office is Board Certified in Family Law and Child Welfare Law but also handles Criminal Law, and Civil Law. With over 50 years of combined experience as attorneys in this area, Bruce Smith and Jolei Shipley have built a reputation of excellence with an impeccable record of success. They are well known for their trial law experience and are the attorneys you want on your side to negotiate on your behalf to fight for you especially if you go to trial.  The attorneys at Smith and Shipley handle trials with the confidence, knowledge, and experience you definitely want in a lawyer ready to fight to win your case.

Call Smith & Shipley at 409-899-1046

Bruce N Smith

Bruce N. Smith has been a Texas Licensed Attorney for over forty (40) years and is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law for twenty-nine (29) years.

Bruce has in the past also served Jefferson County Texas as the Acting Criminal District Attorney and served many years as a Special Prosecutor for Jefferson County, Texas. Bruce has many years’ experience as a Criminal Defense Trial Attorney.


Jolei Shipley

Jolei Shipley is a licensed attorney and maintains certification in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Her practice is exclusively in the Family Law field. As an attorney, Jolei has participated in National Adoption Day, Pro Bono Appointments, Ad Litem work representing both children and parents in Child Protective Services cases, Director of Family Law continuing education course, and being a Mentor to new attorneys.