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Practice areas


  1. Wills: 30%
    9 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    9 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    9 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    9 years
  5. Business: 10%
    9 years


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Contact info

The Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw P.L.C.

1303 5th Street
Suite 104B
Coralville, IA, 52241


IAAuthorized to practice law200601/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Black Alumni AwardUniversity of Iowa College of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal InternU.S. Attorneys Office Cedar Rapids2004 - 2004
InternUniversity of Iowa Office of the General Counsel2004 - 2004
Writer and Public Relations PractitionerUniversity of Iowa Office of Public Relations1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Systems Unlimited, Inc.Board Member2014 - Present
Charter Review Commission, City of Iowa City, IowaMember2014 - Present
The Housing FellowshipMember, Board of Trustees2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember Sections Business, Probate & Real Estate2006 - Present
Johnson County Bar AssociationTitle Standards; Member2006 - Present
Bethel A.M.E. ChurchSteward2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Iowa College of LawN/AMA - Masters1997
University of MissouriN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate Process from A to ZSpousal Elective Share/Laws of Testate/Intestate Succession2011
National Business InstituteEstate Planning Basics2009
National Business InstituteProbate Process from Start to Finish2009
National Business InstituteProbate Process from Start to Finish2008
National Business InstituteProbate2007