A Historic Law Firm With A Modern Approach

A History Of Success

No law firm can stay in business for 170 years without providing excellent legal service. Mills Shirley lawyers build lasting personal relationships with our clients, both in Galveston, Houston and beyond.

We are proud of our heritage and our tradition of excellence, but we do not rest on our laurels. Talk to our attorneys about what we are doing today and what we can do for you tomorrow.

Meet Our Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights And Interests

Mills Shirley provides outstanding service in a wide range of legal areas. Based in Galveston and Houston, we have been protecting our clients’ rights and interests since 1846. We welcome the opportunity to help you reach your goals.

News & Events

2020 Super Lawyers

September 04, 2020

Five Mills Shirley partners and one of counsel attorney were recently selected for inclusion as Texas Super Lawyers and one selected for inclusion to the Super Lawyers – Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research.

Black & Vernooy Architects v. Smith

August 05, 2011

The holding in the Court of Appeals confirms that an architect performing contract administration for an owner pursuant to the standard language in a 1997 AIA B141 form contract owed no duty to third parties to discover construction defects created by a contractor.

Special Olympics Texas

September 20, 2013

Galveston Partner Maureen Kuzik McCutchen was elected to the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Texas (website) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2014. Special Olympics Texas provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 44,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Excellence In Business Law

For generations, Mills Shirley has been recognized for outstanding knowledge, high achievement and exceptional service to businesses across numerous industries. We help our business clients manage risk, solve serious problems and maximize their success.