Shelley Boman has been a paralegal for partner John Van Ness since 2014. She has been a paralegal for 23 years and has a background in criminal, probate and family law. Shelley has experience assisting attorneys with client communications, drafting, discovery, mediation, hearing and trial preparation.
Shelley is married to Steven Boman, former Marine and attorney. They live in Houston, have two adult children and two rescue dogs. Their son is a paratrooper serving in the 82ND Airborne, United States Army and is currently deployed overseas – HOOAH! Their daughter is currently a student at the University of Houston – GO COOGS!
TJ Mitchell has worked for partner John Van Ness since 2016. She has been a paralegal since 1985 working in family law and real estate law. She has extensive courtroom experience. She assists attorneys in client interviews, drafting, research, discovery, mediation, hearing, and trial preparation.
She joined the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division in 1991, is a member of the Houston Paralegal Association and guest lecturer for the Rice University Paralegal Program. She is a former licensed title examiner and former planning and zoning commissioner. She received the Governor’s Excellence Award for her work on Tropical Storm Alison.
TJ resides with her husband in Deer Park, Texas. She is an avid cyclist and Houston Astros fan.