Ken Paxton

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Attorney General Greg Abbott Names Lubbock Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year

LUBBOCK Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Shelly Marshall, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Lubbock office, for her commitment to Texas children. Marshall was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s Lubbock region, which covers 86 counties. Deputy Attorney General for Child Support Alicia Key presented the award to Marshall on Wednesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Fort Worth.

Thanks to Shelly Marshall’s hard work and dedication, thousands of young Texans have the child support they need to grow healthy and strong, Attorney General Abbott said. Shelly is an outstanding lawyer and a tremendous asset to the Child Support Division. We are grateful to Shelly for her commitment to Texas children.

AAG of the Year Award Recipient

Shelly Marshall

Deputy Attorney General Key selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Marshall joined the Office of the Attorney General in 1998. In 2009, she was named managing attorney of the Lubbock child support office that covers 16 rural counties throughout the area. As managing attorney, Marshall represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. She also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support. 

Marshall, a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because she is a pioneer in the use of technology to increase office productivity and efficiency. Under Marshall’s direction, her office is a top performer in the region.

Shelly is a genuine team player that can always be counted on to take on extra projects, mentor new employees or take the extra step to solve a problem, said Terrell Thompson, senior regional attorney for the Child Support Division’s Lubbock region. She has put her office on the cutting

edge in the use of technology, and has done so with a spirit of excitement and enthusiasm. She is a model of professionalism when interacting with the bench and the bar and has become a very dependable asset to the regional management team.

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at