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Andrew M Shaw

Divorce and separation Attorney at Somerville, NJ

5.0   11 reviews

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About Andrew

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I am a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, which is one of the highest ranked law schools in the nation. I was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list as a "Rising Star" in 2018, 2019, and 2020. I have developed my legal skills working for Justice Helen E. Hoens of the New Jersey Supreme Court and as a judicial law clerk to three Somerset County Superior Court Judges in the Family Part: Honorable Margaret Goodzeit, P.J.F.P.; Honorable Anthony F. Picheca, Jr., J.S.C.; and Honorablle Michael F. O’Neill, J.S.C. I am a member of MENSA, and my scholarly articles have been published in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, the New Jersey Law Journal, and the American Bar Association's Minority Trial Lawyer Newsletter. 

But my credentials should not be the reason you retain me. You should retain me because I am aggressive, and I will fight tooth and nail for you and your family. You should retain me because I am strategic, and we will work together from day one to ensure your case is litigated with the forethought and planning necessary to success. You should retain me because I am responsive; I will ensure that each of your questions is answered and that you will always understand: (1) what is happening in your case; (2) why it's happening; and (3) what to expect next.

If you require someone with the skill and dedication to advocate effectively on your behalf either to obtain a divorce, post-judgment, or on appeal, I am ready.

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Somerset County Historic Courthouse. The famed Halls-Mills murder case was tried here in 1926, which involved an Episcopal priest and a member of his choir with whom he was having an affair. Both were found dead on September 14, 1922.
Somerset County Historic Courthouse - Built between 1907 and 1909 in the Palladian style and faced with Sylacauga marble. On its copper dome above a golden crown, the statue of Justice stands as a reminder that, under the law, all should be equal.
Licensed for 7 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Andrew

Shaw Divorce & Family Law LLC
21 W. High Street
2nd Floor
Somerville, NJ, 08876

Reviews

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Posted by Daniel | May 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Remarkable Attorney
Mr. Shaw's professionalism, confidence and experience make him a force to be reckoned with. It is obvious that his colleagues, judges and his opponents look up to him and respect him. He is eloquent and his ethics are beyond reproach.
Posted by Leyla | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Passionate
I highly recommend Andrew Shaw as a divorce attorney. He is always professional and knows his information. He lays out your options based on what you want. He has the cool, calm, and collected personality and fights for his clients vigorously. I trusted him throughout the whole process and don't regret my selection.
Posted by Avi | January 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A truly outstanding legal professional
Mr. Andrew Shaw, the Managing Attorney at the firm, is an outstanding professional Counsel that handles all matters with sound advice and promptness according to the legal case needs and developments. In my specific case, as I reside in a foreign country, I am sure it is more difficult, but Mr. Shaw made me feel as if we are in the same county and took care of everything until all legal matters are fully satisfied in all courts and involved agencies. I am a loyal reference for Shaw Divorce & Family Law LLC. Avi
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Posted by Steven | May 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Andrew
After searching through what felt like an endless amount of lawyers. Andrew was my choice after our first conversation. He didn't make empty promises, and made me feel at ease with a solid plan that we are implementing.
Posted by Diana | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
Mr. Shaw was not only professional, kind and considerate but he advised me in a way that was not only successful but cost effective. He did not provide the most expensive course of action, instead he provided the least expensive course of action that would get me the best result. Thankfully, because of Mr. Shaw's expert advice I was able to resolve my situation in a cost effective way in very little time. No one ever wants to need an attorney's services but if I ever find myself fighting for my daughter well-being again I will definitely seek out Mr. Shaw's help without hesitation. Thank you Mr. Shaw!
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Andrew is outstanding! He is experienced, professional, and respectful who truly cares for his clients. I can highly recommend him! I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. He made a very emotional and difficult situation much easier. Thank you.
Posted by Fatima | August 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in New Jersey
A few words won't do justice to describe what an amazing lawyer Andrew M Shaw is. I hired Mr Shaw for my divorce case.I consulted several lawyers before Mr Shaw but wasn't satisfied with any of them. After my first meeting with Mr Shaw, I immediately decided to hire him,without any second thought. I must start by mentioning that Mr Shaw is a very good listener, he pays attention to every single thing you say and quickly figures out what his client wants. He is very understanding and is very positive and reassuring. Also Mr Shaw is very knowledgeable and his strategies are amazing. He is very clear headed as to how to proceed with the case.Let me mention that """the only reason my divorce remained uncontested and didn't go on to become a contested one was because of Mr Shaw""".reason being that he has been so responsible punctual and prompt through out the entire case ,and has been extremely vigilant with all the documentation and the paper work.He worked very diligentally on the whole case, and took all the necessary steps to assure that I remained out of any complication and that the whole process remained smooth and simple for me.Mr Shaw s quick ,timely and appropriately filed paper work, didn't let me get into bit of a trouble. Mr Shaw is very ethical and is highly professional. He kept me informed in every step of the way.He kept me so well informed about my case status (in a detailed and timely manner)that other than a few times ,I didn't even felt the need to email him and ask my case status and the few times I did,he was very quick to respond. Mr Shaw not even a single time responded late to my mail, the reply was always within a few hours,I was surprised at how quickly he responded, with his busy schedule. Mr Shaw is trustworthy,he is very respectful and is very compassionate.I am extremely satisfied and happy with his work and honestly I feel blessed to have found him on avvo and if I'm gonna rate him I would definitely give him a 100 out of 100. Words can't describe what a fantastic job Mr Shaw has done in helping me get my divorce . I'm very grateful to him. If you are going through a divorce,I highly recommend you hire him ,I promise you won't regret. He does his job with utmost dedication and passion .Hire him and rest assure that your case is in the best hands.
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Posted by Asma Sadiq | July 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and passionate /Custody case
I had 1 1/2 free consultation with Mr. Andrew Shaw. He seemed very intelligent to me. I had an other consultation with an other lawyer day before who kept asking me what I do I want but never told me what is reality and what is possible. Mr. Shaw discussed with me all the facts regarding me problem. A few things that I did not like because truth always hurt. But what's real is real. He is very knowledgeable and quick thinker who can tell you what is real without sugar coating things. I would like to hire him but I am not in position to afford an attorney at this point, and for some other reasons but when I will, he will be my first choice. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative consultation
Attorney Shaw was professional and knowledgeable and answered my questions honestly. He also backed up his view with case law facts. I was satisfied. Wish he was available to retain if I were to pursue my action. Thank you.
Posted by Miriam | October 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
He got my situation and gave me all the right steps in order to handle my case. Altho I can't afford an attorney at the time due to financial struggles,I am doing all I can to retain him because I have no doubt he will give me the relief I need.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Passionate & Intelligent; GREAT Lawyer
It is with the utmost respect, appreciation and admiration that I recommend Andrew Shaw's legal services. Through his representation over the past 5 months, he was able to help me maneuver an incredibly stressful time, approaching it with a calming confidence and competence that led to a favorable outcome. His expertise and execution were far superior to what I ever could have expected. Andrew's passion and intelligence, combined, created a force to be reckoned with. He was always determined to find the most effective ways to use legal citations to support my positions, all the while consulting me as an equal partner in defining our stances and creating our documents, even as our case took some unexpected twists and turns. While he advised me with his well-educated opinions, he also always reminded me and made me feel that each decision on how to proceed was mine to make and that I was always in full control. The rapport he built with me allowed me to feel comfortable, at times enabling me to therapeutically vent or even share a quick laugh with, in between the high emotions I was navigating in dealing with our opposing party. He was even conscientious of my tight budget and was never anything other than fair and courteous when it came to counsel fees. It was always apparent that he kept my best interest in mind and acted as a wonderful advocate for me and my daughter. I couldn't have had a better lawyer. Thank you, Andrew, for leading me to a victory, and for making the process as tolerable as it could have ever been.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Shaw Divorce & Family Law LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • DeTommaso Law Group LLC
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Office of the Federal Public Defender
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid Society - Criminal Appeals Bureau
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • DeHeng Law Offices
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Burkhardt v. Kastell, No. A-2724-17T3 (App. Div. June 8, 2018).
  • Won (Reversed).
  • Clemas v. Clemas, No. A-05499-13T3 (App. Div. January 28, 2015).
  • Won (Affirmed).

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyers in MENSA
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Mediation Training Certificate
  • Somerset County Superior Court
  • 2013
  • Child Support Training Certificate
  • Somerset County Superior Court
  • 2013
  • Graduation with Honors (cum laude)
  • Rutgers University
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Rutgers University
  • 2010
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Publications

  • The Clarion
  • 10 Tips for Attorneys from Somerset County Family Law Clerks
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Somerset County Family Law Practice Committee Meeting
  • How to Subpoena Information from Google in Divorce and Domestic Violence Proceedings
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (51)
Endorse Andrew
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is one of the rising stars practicing family and matrimonial law in our area. He is bright and ambitious and always on top of his game."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a bright, ambitious attorney with a keen and creative eye for the complex issues involved in a family law matter. He puts real, meaningful thought into the complicated and convoluted concepts that are important to his clients. Anyone who calls Andrew their lawyer should rest assured that they are in excellent hands."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Andrew focuses on the client and is detail oriented. He will fight for his client and knows the rights each client has. Andrew will work for his client until the client is 100% satisfied."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is dilligent, knowledgeable and cares deeply about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is a smart and creative attorney who tenaciously advocates for his client. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Alimony Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is highly skilled and respected in the legal community, especially in Somerset County where he served as a law clerk to one of the most respected judges in New Jersey. Andrew's ability to handle a high volume of cases has made him an outstanding attorney. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew is incredibly intelligent. His aptitude for developing persuasive legal arguments, coupled with his exemplary writing style is unparalleled in his area of practice. Notwithstanding these inherent abilities, the guy is a class act. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Andrew A Shaw without hesitation to anyone in need of his services. Andrew A Shaw is well respected in the legal community and specializes in Divorce and Seraration Law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides thorough and knowledgeable advice and representation to the community in all of his practice areas."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Shaw. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is very thoughtful in giving his well considered analyses. I find him a distinguished colleague whose kindness and intelligence serve both him and his clients well."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An astute, insightful attorney who will represent you diligently."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew is an excellent advocate with strong writing skills. He has my full endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andrew since he started clerking for the Family Court judges in Somerset County. Andrew has extensive knowledge of the law, great communication skills and superb writing abilities that make him an excellent attorney. I fully endorse him to anyone seeking a Family Law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an excellent attorney and a great resource."
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Somerville Divorce and separation Lawyer Andrew M Shaw
Andrew M Shaw
Divorce and separation Attorney
Somerville, NJ
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation