Anne Shuttee

Law Office of Anne Shuttee

Plano, Texas 75023


Business, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Family, Guardianship, Same Sex Disputes

Anne Shuttee is an experienced collaborative attorney, mediator, and commercial litigator, providing a range of services focused on resolving disputes constructively and cost-effectively:

-       Counseling and representation of clients in the civil collaborative dispute resolution process;

-       Mediation and facilitation of party negotiations in civil, commercial, probate, family disputes;

-       Service as an arbitratorspecial master, or early neutral evaluator;

-       Counseling and representation of clients in civil litigation and arbitration;

-       Customized training in the collaborative process for clients and in-house counsel.

Anne Shuttee brings to her practice more than twenty years of experience as an in-house commercial litigation attorney for a Fortune 500 company, almost ten years of litigation experience with major law firms, and a judicial clerkship.  Her many years of experience addressing and resolving a wide variety of legal disputes involving her clients’ customers, vendors, and joint ventures enable her to look at legal problems from multiple angles and to develop creative approaches to their resolution.

A credentialed Advanced Mediator, Anne has long experience in the development and innovative use of alternative dispute techniques and immediately saw the potential that collaborative law holds for the resolution of commercial disputes, becoming an early proponent of the collaborative process in the business arena.  She understands the value of interest-based negotiations to resolve disputes and takes that approach in her mediation practice when appropriate to the resolution of the dispute. Anne’s experience and skill in contract interpretation, legal analysis, and case evaluation also enable her to serve effectively as an arbitrator or special master.

In addition, Anne has handled a number of family law cases through her volunteer work as a pro bono attorney with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas and is an experienced family law mediator.  She also serves as attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in probate and guardianship cases.

A frequent speaker on dispute resolution and litigation topics, Anne spoke on collaborative law at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Spring Conference in 2009 and on the no-contact rule at the Dallas Bar Association in 2008 and 2009, and she is scheduled to speak on discovery depositions at the State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course in May 2010.

Anne has long been active in the Dallas Bar Association and the Collin County Bar Association, and is a former President of the Plano Bar Association. She is a volunteer mediator with two dispute resolution services in Dallas and Plano, and represents parties pro bono with Legal Aid of North West Texas, for which she has received numerous awards.


-         J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude)

-         B.A., Trinity University, political and social science (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa)

-        Civil Collaborative Law training, Dallas Bar Association

Basic Mediation Training

-     A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center

-     University of Houston Law Center

-     Family Mediation Training, Texas Woman’s University

-     Arbitration Training Institute, American Bar Association

-     Certified for ad litem appointments in Texas Courts

Professional Licenses/Admissions

-         State of Texas

-         State of Missouri (inactive)

-         United States Supreme Court and numerous other federal appellate and district courts

Professional Associations

American Bar Association, including ABA's Section of Dispute Resolution

State Bar of Texas, including SBOT's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Chair, State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section (2014-15)

Dallas Bar Association:

-     Chair of Collaborative Law Section (2012-13) and Lawyer Referral Service Committee (2013-14);

-     Co-chair of Ethics Committee (2009);

-     Co-chair of Pro Bono Activities Committee (2008)

President, Collin County Bar Association (2010-2011), and co-chair of CCBA Corporate Counsel Section (2011-2014)

President, Plano Bar Association (1992)

Founding Member and Master, Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation

Fellow, Collin County Bench-Bar Foundation

Vice-President in charge of Public Education, Global Collaborative Law Council

Credentialed Advanced Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators

Member, xas Association of Mediators

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Collin County, Texas (various)

Women’s Advocacy Award, Legal Services of North Texas (2002)

AV rating, Martindale Hubbell

Phi Beta Kappa


Law Office of Anne Shuttee

6060 N. Central Expressway
Suite 560
Dallas, TX  75206




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