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James Michael Shaw

also known as Jamie Shaw, Carabin Shaw

About me

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

American Association for Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

San Antonio Bar Association

San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

National Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney James Shaw founded the Law Firm of Carabin & Shaw P.C. in 1992.


Attorney James Shaw is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the National Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the American Association for Justice and Shaw is considered a Fellowship Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.


Attorney Shaw has served as the managing attorney for the CarabinShaw Law Firm since 1992 and has assisted and/or overseen the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars of personal injury recoveries for the clients of Carabin Shaw.

James Shaw is the founder and past President of the ACYP (Aransas County Youth Project) from 2001 - 2006. This organization was formed to assist graduates of the Rockport-Fulton High School with continuing their education in colleges or trade schools.


Attorney James Shaw has individually participated and required all Carabin Shaw Attorneys to participate in an Annual Pro Bono Effort thru the San Antonio Bar Association's "Just Take One Program" for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


The San Antonio Bar Association "Just Take One Program" assists individuals and families of San Antonio and South Texas with free legal assistance for the poor and/or disabled.


James Shaw is a current member of Saint Anthony de Padua of San Antonio and Shaw is a former member of Sacred Heart Church of Rockport and a former member of the Corpus Christi Diocese Bishop's Guild.


James Shaw is a six generation Texan, born in Refugio, Texas in September of 1966.


James Shaw is the son of Dr. J. Martin Shaw and Jackie Shaw of Rockport, Texas.


After graduating from Rockport Fulton High he enrolled Saint Mary’s University. Shaw studied Business, Finance and Marketing. Shaw became a member of Kappa Sigma.


In 1989, Shaw began the study of law at the University of Loyola. James Shaw graduated from the University Of Loyola School Of Law in 1992.


In November of 1992 Attorney James Shaw founded Carabin & Shaw under the belief that the firm would represent individuals that needed a voice. A Firm that will stand up against powerful insurance companies.


Through Shaw's guidance, leadership and vision, the Carabin Shaw Law Firm has founded multiple locations throughout Texas, including Laredo, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Rockport, Beeville, Kenedy and Austin.


With fourteen licensed attorneys Carabin Shaw has expanded nationally on certain Mass Tort Cases.


James Shaw and his wife, Anna, proudly support the San Antonio Food Bank, Saint Antony De Padua Catholic Church and the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio.


Attorney Shaw concentrates his legal practice on auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death cases and personal injury cases.


James Shaw can be reached toll free at 1-800-862-1260.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    23 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Trucking Accident: 24%
    23 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  3. Car Accident: 24%
    23 years, 20 thousand cases
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 23%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Dog Bite: 5%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Hector Quinones Martinez

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on a variety of cases with James Shaw. I have found him to be well versed in the laws that apply to personal injury cases of all types, and he does his best to look out for the client, which in my opinion is an important trait for an attorney.


    Hector Martinez Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Joseph Rogelio Echavarria

    James Shaw is fantastic attorney who knows the law and works extremely hard for his clients.


    Joseph Echavarria Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Carabin & Shaw Law Offices

630 Broadway Street

San Antonio, TX, 78215-1822


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderCarabin Shaw1992 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2000 - Present
Better Business BureauAccredited Business1993 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1992 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationFoundation Member1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Biker vs Concrete TruckLarge Recovery
Jet Ski AccidentLarge Recovery
Apartment FireLarge Recovery
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Publication nameTitleDate
Loyola University Law School PublicationWord of Advice2015
Texas Injury BlogInjuries on a Bus2014
Texas Injury BlogInjuries on a Bus2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
St Mary's University of San AntonioFinanceB.B.A.1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Madison Radio TalkMorning Talk Show2015