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Scott was my lawyer through an extremely bitter divorce battle and supported me through the very end with objective, fact based information, and never took the bait on arguments with the attorney on the other side who was just looking to pull punches where ever possible. Scott's office manager, Julie, is also an angel who went above and beyond to be responsive, timely, trustworthy, and is just an all around wonderful person.
I appreciated their support and I would recommend them again.
I hired Mr. Shaw when it became apparent the case was not going to settle and he became my trial lawyers on the case. He was extraordinary at trial, understood detailed financial information, and presented an excellent and concise case that my ex-spouse tried to convolute into millions of dollars and alimony. The judge ruled on my behalf on every issue even though my wife had retained a "Super Lawyer" to represent herself. I would recommend Mr. Shaw to anyone needing a good attorney.
Mr. Shaw charged me for hours of research and study of my case; however, during our meeting with the opposing attorney, it was apparent he had very little knowledge of the circumstances. He was ineffective in arguing and defending my position due to his lack of preparation. He appeared detached (even bored) with the proceedings. When confronting him with this, he became belligerent and insulting. Worst money spent on a lawyer.
Mr. Shaw was creative without being underhanded and we never felt as though we were being baited into protracted litigation. To his credit, he was effective in steering us away from arguments of lesser merit in favor of those that would have the greatest likelihood of success.
That ability in turn led to greater speed and accuracy in fulfilling our wishes and for a speedy outcome.
I would, however, give anyone who finds themselves in need of legal representation the following advice: Mind your minutes and learn to be patient.
Litigation isn't like the internet, it isn't facebook. Once you've settled on a course of action with your lawyer, let him or her handle the legalities. Constantly requesting a status update is the quickest way to deplete a retainer. Moreover, this can bog down your lawyer, keeping them off point. Limit your exchanges to only when there is a significant discrepancy or change in the circumstances of the case. Courts are slow. Learn to accept that and more of your money will go toward representation instead of responses.
Scott Shaw gives each case personal attention and makes your desires and goals of the divorce/custody/visitation come true. He keeps you straight so you don’t go into the process with unrealistic expectations. Mr. Shaw works hard to get the best possible result.
My case has a number of extenuating circumstances, and Mr. Shaw and Julie have smoothed out every bump that has come along. They fought for me without me even having to ask. Mr. Shaw takes a vested interest in his clients and getting the best outcome from the divorce/custody. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else for my case. It is complex, there are communication difficulties, my ex has tried to limit visitation during the process – at each step Mr. Shaw and Julie worked to make my dreams a reality. When it comes to children – Mr. Shaw and Julie truly shine and come out swinging.
There hasn’t been a single moment of question if I made the right choice in attorneys since I started working with Mr. Shaw. Mr. Shaw has the book knowledge and, just as important, the case knowledge to fight for your rights and win!
Fail to properly represent facts in the court about financial situation of the client. Fail to include important financial information provided by the client to include in the case. Fail to object false misinformation provided by opposing party. Fail to setup proper mediation. Fail to arrange deposition of opposing party. Allowed back door deals with opposing party behind client back. Allowed defamation of client's character. Do not recommend this attorney to anybody.
Mr. Shaw took my case when my life hit bottom when my marriage broke up. He took charge of the case, he did what was necessary to get me the best result possible, and I still have my business, and my children because of his efforts. I can recommend Mr. Shaw without reservation.