4.5 stars 17 totalReview Scott Shaw
Posted by Steve
In March, 2016 I went to two attorneys in the same office near where I lived. I had been served with a restraining order and, as you might expect, wanted it lifted. Each of the two lawyers, both he and she, said twice, that they were “100% sure” that the DeKalb county judge would make the order permanent when we went to court.
That’s where Scott Shaw came in. I told my best friend about my situation and he directed me to Scott since my friend had employed Scott a few years prior in his family law matter. My case involved my former wife and my 17-year-old daughter.
Scott met me on a chilly Sunday morning, which I appreciated since time was of the essence. He said he couldn’t guarantee anything but that if the judge went by the law, the order would not be made permanent. It would come down to what the law requires and an attorney making clear that those requirements had NOT been met in my case.
I liked his hopeful but realistic assessment and signed on with him.
Before court, we met and communicated a few times. He “outlined” the case and when court came, he arranged the documents he had assembled neatly before him at our desk.
He was fully prepared.
But the question in legal matters always comes down to one, which is, “but what was the actual outcome” of the case which two attorneys had arrogantly asserted would not be in my favor?
The restraining order, after Scott finished questioning me on the stand and cross-examining my accusers, was immediately and completely dismissed, essentially laughed out of court.
Afterwards, other people in the court, having observed Scott’s masterful performance, asked him on the spot for his business card - right there in court!
Scott saved the day for me and my relief and gratitude continue to be immense.
You may want a “nice” attorney (which Scott is) or an attorney to make you feel good or an attorney to whine to or to sympathize with you. Whatever you are looking for in an attorney, one of that variety can be found. On the other hand, if you are looking for an attorney who can win, contact Scott Shaw since winning is what he is all about.
Posted by ALISHA
I was an emotional wreck because my ex had threatened to take my son out of the state against my will. I thought because he was my son's father that he could do it too. Scott informed me of my rights that I did not even know that I had. He immediately sprung into action and got an emergency order from the court. He handled everything quickly and attentively while reassuring me through the process. I really am grateful for all that he did for my son and I. The end result was totally in my favor. I highly recommend him and thank him for his representation.
Posted by Fayha
My sister was going through a very difficult divorce with her ex who was extremely conniving and abusive during the marriage. We had changed several attorneys , and the case had still not been finalized in 3 years! I lived in another state, my parents lived over seas, and my poor sister was left all alone to deal with this bad situation. Being a single mom with two little ones, she was thousands of dollars into attorney fees, not to mention the aggravation of dealing with the court system. Overwhelmed and disappointed, she did not know where to turn to.
A family friend in Houston recommended Mr. Shaw to me several months ago.I was the one who spoke to Scott on the phone before my sister retained his services. It was the best decision we made!! Let me start by saying , Mr. Scott Shaw is brilliant at what he does!!! I was present inside the court room during our 1.5 day trial and I was very very impressed. He was articulate, to the point, made sure he addressed all the issues important to us, and with minimal words and perfect examples was able to portray my sisters ex as he was. He put up with no bullshit from the opposing attorney, who thought she came prepared with beautifully organized exhibits to present her clients case. But in his "organized" clutter, Scott was thorough, had all the important points, evidence and questions to represent our case, which in the end helped us win! Yes, he may seem rude or short at times. But trust me when I tell you, he is fantastic! I expect for my sisters ex to create problems for her in the future, but I also know who I will be calling up when that time comes. Scott, thank you for all you have done for us! My sister and her family are very grateful to you. Whoever is reading this review, give him a big hug after he wins your case for you. It's lovely to see the warmth and kindness in Scotts eyes when he sees how he's changed the life!! :)
Posted by Patricia
Mr. Shaw saw me at my worst, going through the worst time in my life, my divorce, yet he kept me focused on the real goals (not my overly emotional, unrealistic expectations) and pushed me to do the work it took to help him win my case. He kept telling me it was my leg work that won, but really, it was his pushing me and keeping me strong even when I wanted to cave, that got the win. In hindsight, it was the more horrible time in my life, and I thank God I had Mr. Shaw there to get me through it. He was blunt, to the point, called me out when I was wimping out, and was my champion. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
Scott represented me in an interstate custody modification and for what was a high conflict issue with many legal maneuverings by the opposing attorney. Scott always kept a cool head, but stood his ground appropriately on issues I felt important to my case. Scott laid the foundation for me to succeed in winning custody of my child despite the insurmountable challenge we faced. I am eternally grateful to Scott for the relationship I can now have with my child we were both denied for a long time.
Posted by anonymous
Nightmare! Misspellings, duplicated billing, addition errors,makes assumptions then proceeds as if there are no options but the one he recommends; settlement agreement missing important information for the case to be in favor of the client, confusing conversation and invoicing.
He seemed smart and qualified at first, but as you learn his pattern, he is scattered, unorganized, and tells stories you pay for when you see your bill is greater than the amount of work you think he performed.
Posting anonymously for fear of retaliation.
Posted by Fridayschild
Scott comes across as ambitious, a "go getter", and knowledgable when you first sit down with him. However, after seeing all these 5 star reviews, I just couldn't keep silent anymore about my own experience. All contentious divorces can get expensive but most lawyers try not to blow through your retainer. I just felt that Scott either didn't seem sure of certain things and it ended up costing more money because he was working- or - well- I won't go there because I don't want to think of anyone as being completely unethical. Like was mentioned in one other review noted- I think if I had been a guy maybe things could have been different. Maybe I just caught him at a bad time in life and had it been maybe a year later things could have been different- don't know. He had little patience with me when I asked questions about his process and it ended up that I now wish I had pushed it further. I really think that the end result could have been different and in my favor had he been a bit more thorough- I just felt like he kind of gave in to the other side. Final paperwork had some issues with it and he just didn't seem to really look it over. It spoke volumes to me when I had another lawyer look at my case after it was all said and done- and they were stunned at the things that could have been different. I think he means well- but maybe does better with male clients? Not sure. If you hire him- just stand your ground and don't allow him to bully you.
Posted by Mark
When my marriage entered choppy waters, I interviewed a few attorneys who all gave the same bland answers which left me hopeless about what I wanted and felt deserved to get. Then, based on reviews in this forum, I spoke with attorney Scott Shaw over the phone and then met with him at his office. Scott impressed me immediately by not only grasping the concerns I had, but also by suggesting ideas/strategies that gave me the confidence that I had a good shot at getting the outcomes I was hoping to achieve. That was a big step forward for me. From there on, trust started building and I relied on Scott to help me out with a couple of tricky situations where I found him to be both timely/responsive and creative in coming up with excellent solutions. Throughout the case, Scott provided solid legal counsel and great friendly advice. He was a busy attorney but was generally accessible fairly quickly, even during weekends, which translates to “peace of mind” in difficult times. Another characteristic that stood out was that he made a conscious effort to keep the legal fees low even when he could have taken advantage of my desperation at times. How often can you say that?! All said and done, Scott was a terrific attorney and a consummate professional who genuinely cared about my case and the way he provided his services. He has my heartiest recommendation! Bravo, Scott, keep it up!
Posted by anonymous
Thanks to Scott, We were able to win custody and adoption of our child! Scott was very prepared. He was awesome in court. We had the right information and turned our case around in our favor. I thank god that we picked Scott as our lawyer. The lawyer of the other party looked very unprepared. Scott really made the difference here. Now we have finished all adoption matters. No worries in our family!
Posted by anonymous
I relied on Scott to help guide me through a bitter and difficult divorce and custody case. As my mind wandered at all times of the night, Scott was persistently aggressive at providing answers to all my questions no matter the time of day. He would provide legal suggestions based on the evidence at hand, and was able to adapt my case to any new evidence that would arise. Not only did he help me win full legal and physical custody of my son, but he was able to advise me on legal questions several years after the case was closed, remembering the details.