Shad joined Haley & Olson in September 2000. Prior to joining Haley & Olson, he served a one-year tenure as a law clerk to the Honorable Leif M. Clark, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Texas, San Antonio.
Shad has extensive experience in representing secured and unsecured creditors in automatic stay litigation, lien priority disputes, claims objection litigation, plan confirmation litigation, bankruptcy discharge litigation, and bankruptcy preference and fraudulent transfer litigation arising in consumer and business bankruptcy cases throughout the State of Texas.
He is also experienced in representing individuals, banks, corporations, and other business entities in general commercial matters including creditor’s rights/collections, workouts, banking and financial services, uniform commercial code matters, and commercial litigation.
Shad represents clients throughout Texas and has also represented creditors and defendants in bankruptcy cases filed in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and California.
Shad teaches Creditors’ Rights and Remedies as an Adjunct Professor at Baylor Law School and has been recognized as a Texas Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters service, printed in Texas Monthly magazine, for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
He was admitted to the Texas Bar in November 1999 and is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
- Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, J.D. 1999
- Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, B.A. 1996
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Professional & Community Activities
- Baylor Law School, Adjunct Professor
- Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of Texas
- Central Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member and Speaker
- Texas Association of Bank Counsel, Member
- Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Member
- Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyer’s, Member (Board of Directors 2002-2006)
- Western District of Texas, 2006 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, Author and Speaker
- Western District of Texas, 2003 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, Author and Speaker
- Western District of Texas, Bankruptcy Local Rules Committee (2004, 2006 and 2012)
- American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball Fundraiser, Volunteer
- Baylor Bear Foundation, Member
- Baylor Law School, People’s Law School, Guest Speaker on Bankruptcy Law (2006)
- Center for Learning Development, Member of Board of Directors, Board President (2009-2010)
- Community Cancer Association, Member of Board of Directors (1999-2006)
- Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Leadership Waco (2003)
- High School Mock Trial, Judge and Coach
- Lonestar Lightning Select Baseball, Volunteer Manager and Coach
- Lorena Youth League Basketball, Volunteer Coach
- Lorena Little League, Volunteer Coach
- Lorena Education Foundation, Member of Board of Directors, Board President (2010 – present)
- McLennan County Youth Collaboration, Fundraising/Development Committee Member
- Midway Little League, Volunteer Manager and Coach
- Waco Lightning Select Baseball, Volunteer Manager and Coach
- Woodway Family Center, Volunteer Soccer and T-Ball Coach
Publications, Honors, & Awards
- Texas Monthly, “Texas Rising Star” 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Mehan v. WAMCO XXVIII, Ltd., 138 S.W.3d 415 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2004, no pet)
- Clark v. Commercial State Bank, 2001 WL 685529 (W.D. Texas 2001)
- Bankruptcy Law: Bankruptcy Filings and BAPCA-One Year Later, Texas Lawyer, December 2006
- Western District of Texas, 2006 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference: Repeat Filers and Automatic Stay Issues under the New Bankruptcy Law
- Western District of Texas, 2003 Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference: Automatic Stay Litigation