Meet Our Team
Shann M. Chaudhry, ESQ.
Principal Attorney & Managing Member
Shann founded this firm in 2012. He wanted it to be different from the typical experience, in which clients and attorneys are treated as numbers, and not as people. Shann puts people first, however, and because he believes in authentic and empathetic representation for every client, he is able to provide a superlative level of service for every person he is honored to serve.
Christopher C. Hugg
Christopher C. Hugg is an Attorney I with Shann M. Chaudhry, Esq., Attorney at Law PLLC. A San Antonio native by birth, he spent his youth moving within the United States. Mr. Hugg returned to San Antonio to attend UTSA, earning a BA in History and Minors in Russian and International Studies. He earned his J.D. in 2010 from St. Mary’s University.
Paul O’Finan is an Associate Attorney for Shann M. Chaudhry, ESQ., Attorney at Law PLLC, and a retired U.S. Marine, who graduated from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Mr. O’Finan is licensed in New Jersey and Texas with a strong background in civil and appellate litigation. He has a passion for history and restoring/working on old cars.
Melissa Christian is an Associate Attorney at Shann M. Chaudhry, Esq., Attorney at Law, PLLC. Throughout Melissa’s adult life, she has worked in various positions that molded her into a well-rounded attorney. Prior to attending law school, Melissa worked as a certified paralegal for ten years and was a social worker for the State of Texas. Melissa’s formal education and experience has made her empathetic and compassionate towards others, while still zealously advocating for her clients.
Sharon Wright is the firm’s Paralegal. Originally born in San Antonio, Sharon grew up in a military family, moving around in the US and overseas throughout her life, but has since returned to San Antonio, which she now calls home. She obtained her Paralegal Certificate through Duke University in 2011, and worked as a paralegal in Raleigh, NC prior to joining SMC. Sharon’s hobbies include cooking, watching live music, and doing charity 5K races throughout the city.
April Melchor was born and raised in the deep south of Texas. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Psychology from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. She spent most of her working years with Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. Helping people has always been her passion. April enjoys cookouts on football Sundays, learning new crafts, and spending time with her family.