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About Me

Augustus H. Shaw IV, affectionately known as the "HOA GUY" by his clients and friends, is a lifelong resident of Arizona and the founding attorney of Shaw & Lines, LLC. Augustus has a great deal of experience representing Community Associations, Developers of Community Associations, Developers of Professional Office Condominiums, Professional Office Condominium Associations and Timeshare Associations. His experience includes providing advice on community association document drafting, enforcement and amendment; assessment collection; general real estate and property tax matters; litigation support; and corporate formation, regulation and general corporate advice. Augustus also has experience representing clients in all aspects of general real estate law.


Augustus has published many articles and scholarly writings regarding Community Associations and their legal issues. He has written articles for the Arizona Republic and the East Valley/Scottsdale Tribune. Augustus is also a contributor and presenter of continuing legal education seminars on community association issues. Augustus is also a participant in the City of Casa Grande, City of Chandler, City of Gilbert and City of Mesa sponsored Homeowner Association Academies.


Augustus has served the Community Association Industry by participating as an active member of the Central Arizona and National Chapter of the Community Associations Institute as well as being an active participant with the Arizona Association of Community Managers. Augustus is also a Board Member of The Leadership Centre, an organization sponsored by East Valley Cities dedicated to providing Communities with educational opportunities. He was awarded the organization’s 2006 Lecturer of the Year Award.


Augustus has served his Community at large through service as a member of the Maricopa County Board of Adjustment, the Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Commission and the Maricopa County Merit Commission.


Augustus is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law and licensed to practice law before the State Supreme Court of Arizona, the State Supreme Court of Nebraska, the Unites States District Courts of Arizona and Nebraska and the United States Tax Court.


Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 70%
  2. Debt Collection: 30%
    13 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Richard J Suzuki

    Augustus is a highly regarded attorney in his area of practice. I have recommended several people to Augustus because he has the experience and aggressiveness to obtain successful results for his clients.


    Richard Suzuki Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Shaw & Lines, LLC

4523 E Broadway Rd Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ, 85040-8827


AZActive 200205/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Brian Zemp Community Service AwardThe Leadership Centre2010
2006 Leadership Centre Lecturer of the YearThe Leadership Centre2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberShaw & Lines, LLC2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyCarpenter Hazlewood PLC2002 - 2004
Associate AttorneyKutak Rock2000 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Republican PartyFirst Vice Chairman2009 - Present
City of TempeTempe Transportation Commission2009 - Present
Republican National ConventionDelegate2008 - 2008
Community Association InstituteCollege of Community Association Lawyers2008 - Present
Maricopa County Board of AdjustmentMember2005 - 2006
City of Tempe Redevelopment Review CommissionMember2003 - 2004
State Bar Committee of Minorities and Women in the LawMember2002 - 2002
Maricopa County Bar Association FoundationSecretary2002 - 2003
The Leadership CentreBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Finley Farms South Owners Association v. The Reedy Goup et al.1.5 Miliion Dollar Judgement in Fraud Action
Wind Drift Master Community Association v. The Reedy Group et al.1.9 million dollar judgment
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Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education CLE MaterialsIssues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association2008
Maricopa County Bar Association CLE MaterialsLegal Aspects of Arizona Homeowners Associations2008
The Arizona RepublicAsk the HOA GUYN/A
The East Valley TribuneAsk the HOA GUYN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2000
University of ArizonaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Aspects of Arizona Homeowners AssociationsHomeowner Association Law2008
Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium AssociationOffice Condominium Development2008
The City of Chandler, AZ and Leadership Centre 2006-2007 HOA AcademyHomeowner Association Law2007
Issues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium AssociationReal Estate Development2007
Legal Aspects of Homeowners AssociationsHomeowner Association Law2006
Homeowner Association Transition From Developer to Owner ControlHomeowner Association Law2006
to Collect Assessments and Enforce RestrictionsHomeowner Association Law2005
How to Collect Assessments and Enforce RestrictionsHomeowner Association Law2005