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John Weldon Shaw

John Weldon Shaw

also known as John W. Shaw

About me

My practice is primarily in Civil Litigation where I represent clients on both the plaintiff and defense side in business disputes, contract disputes, and intellectual property matters including misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as copyright, trademark, and patent infringement. I have the luxury of working for a firm that can provide virtually all aspects of an individual or businesses legal needs.  


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Business: 15%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%



Hourly ($235/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rebecca Kristine Eaton

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a highly experienced litigator who will go the extra mile for his clients. John is also very active in the legal community. I highly recommend John.


    Rebecca Eaton Litigation Attorney
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  • Cody Lee Cofer

    John is a leader in the Tarrant County legal community. He is a top quality advocate. His clients are in good hands, and if you're on the other side of a out. I endorse this lawyer.


    Cody Cofer Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

301 Commerce St., Ste. 3500
Fort Worth, TX, 76102


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200710/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2015
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2013
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2012
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2011
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2010
Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding AdvocacyState Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Section2009
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyWhitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC2012 - Present
Supervising Attorney, Project HIREDLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas2010 - 2012
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Bar AssociationChair, Election Committee2015 - 2015
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2015 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect Candidate2015 - 2015
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2014 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationChair Elect - Election Committee2014 - 2014
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2014 - 2015
Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
The Ladder AllianceBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Texas Legal Services CenterChair Elect2013 - Present
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationImmediate Past President2013 - 2013
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2012 - 2012
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors, District 10, Place 22012 - Present
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - 2012
Tarrant County Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Poll Committee, Member2011 - 2012
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationSecretary2011 - 2011
State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law SectionCouncil Member2011 - 2012
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationVice President2011 - 2011
Texas Legal Services CenterBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2010 - 2010
Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of CourtAssociate2009 - 2011
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2010
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Young Lawyers Association eNewsEditors Column2013
Texas Young Lawyers Association eNewsBreathe a Little Easier, Employer – Liability Limitations on Hiring Persons with Criminal Convictions Went Into Effect June 14, 20132013
Texas Young Lawyers Association eNewsTexas Uniform Trade Secrets Act2013
Texas Young Lawyers Association eNewsYoung Lawyer Spotlight2012
The San Antonio DefenderTexas Drivers Responsibility Program and Its Unintended and/or Non-Contemplated Consequences: A Critical Analysis of Chapter 708 of the Texas Transportation Code2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
City Club Lunch and LearnJob Applicant + Your Hiring Practices = Civil Rights Violations or Other Illegal Acts2013
Poverty Law ConferenceJust because you fired me does not mean that I will not get unemployment benefits2012
First Friday CLEExpunctions and Nondisclosures as a Means to Reduce Employability Barriers2012
Public Benefit and Health Law Task Force MeetingGonzales Et., V. Suehs, A Status Update on Pending Litigation2011
2011 Poverty Law ConferenceCollateral Consequences of Arrest, Deferred Adjudication and Conviction on Future Employability2011
First Friday CLEWhat Legal Aid Attorney's Should Know About Food Stamps and Litigating for Systemic Change2010
Annual MeetingLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas, An Update2009