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Shields, Richard E.

507 Church StreetMobile, AL 36602- 2004

Updated: 08/25/2009


Richard E. Shields, is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and was born December 15, 1955. He graduated from Greystone Christian High School in 1974 in Mobile, Alabama, and then received his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 1978. He attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University where he graduated in 1981. Mr. Shields was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1981 and has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in 1982; the United...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Practice Areas

  • Family, Divorce, Custody, Adoptions 40%
  • Criminal 40%
  • Probate, Wills, Estates 10%
  • Juvenile 10%


  • 80%

Representative Clients

  • Catholic Social Services


Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Mobile Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Alabama Bar Association, 1981 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Adoptions, Mobile Bar Association, 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, 1992 - 2009

Past Positions

  • United States of Army, Cpt. JAGC, 1981 - 1984
  • Mobile County District Attorney, Asst. D.A., 1984 - 1986


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1978
    Major: Political Science


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Office Information


507 Church StreetMobile, AL 36602- 2004


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