Shawna Young

Phone: 817.730.9300

Shawna Young is a homegrown Texan through and through. She grew up in Bastrop and moved to DFW almost 20 years ago.

Shawna’s background includes experience at Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1, where she served as staff attorney for Judge Steve M. King. Her responsibilities included all matters within the Court’s docket. After serving at the Court and before joining Grover Loudermilk, she practiced as a probate and guardianship attorney in Fort Worth. Her practice at Grover Loudermilk includes the full range of the firm’s probate and estate practice.

During her time at the Probate Court, Shawna got to know Mike Grover and Bob Loudermilk. Not long after Mike and Bob settled in at their new firm, they invited Shawna to join the firm. She enthusiastically accepted.

Shawna shares the founders’ dedication to providing clients with superior service in all matters relating to probate and estates. She describes her approach as “focusing on excellence through precision and integrity.” Her meticulous attention to detail and amicable, down-to-earth manner combine to make clients both confident and comfortable.

Writing and research are among Shawna’s great strengths in her practice. Those legal skills come naturally to Shawna on account of her post-graduate degree of Master in Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.), which she earned before going to law school.

Shawna’s professional experience includes much more than her probate and guardianship background. She has a decorated military career spanning more than 20 years and holds the rank of Major in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.

Shawna enlisted into the United States Army Reserves and served 11 years before commissioning as an officer. Her overseas deployments include service in Afghanistan as the officer in charge of information services for the theater’s largest hospital at Bagram.

Following law school, Shawna joined the elite Army JAG Corps. She focuses on domestic operational law and provides stateside legal counsel during national emergencies, as exemplified by her most recent mobilization to provide advice for an Army group supporting FEMA’s efforts in Texas during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shawna currently resides in North Fort Worth. When she’s not working, her interests evince the same buoyant spirit and energy as her distinguished professional and academic accomplishments. One of her favorite quotes — a dialogue from the animated television series Pinky and the Brain — sums up Shawna’s passion for life and work perfectly:

Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?

Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!

Education

  • The Judge Advocate General Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Defense Support for Civil Authorities, October 2018
    Operational Law Course, January 2018
    Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course, December 2016
    Judge Advocate Tactical Staff Officer Course, September 2015
    Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, January – May 2015
  • Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 2014
    TAMU Bar Exam Excellence Award
    Law Review
    Business Certification
    Outstanding Second-Year Staff Member
  • Texas Woman’s University, M.L.I.S., 2007
  • Texas Woman’s University, B.A. in Psychology magna cum laude, 2005
    Psi Chi Honor Society

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Associations

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
  • Mahon Inn of Court
  • Texas Bar College
  • National Order of Scribes, American Society of Legal Writers

Honors

  • Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Award

Publications

  • The Precarious Position of Same-Sex Divorce in Texas, A&M L.REV. (2014)

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