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Steve practices primarily in the area of trust, probate and elder law. He has extensive experience and education in helping families and individuals protect, grow and direct their wealth. He is a member of WealthCounsel, the foremost estate planning legal consortium which provides software and in-depth education.


His two offices are in Travelers Rest, South Carolina and Silver Springs/Ocala, Florida. TheTravelers Rest office is located on Main Street and the famous Swamp Rabbit Trail. The Ocala physical offcie is located in a restored victorian home in Ocala's Historic District.


He is the author of South Carolina Gun Law, the premier legal resource for attorneys and the public on South Carolina and selected federal gun law. He sponsors the Annual South Carolina Gun Law Seminar and has taught hundreds of attorneys and judges.


Steve always encourages folks to talk with an attorney for any important legal, insurance or business matter. He always will put aside a few minutes to talk with you at no cost.  Call today to talk with Steve.



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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    18 years
  2. Probate: 40%
    18 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (15-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Joseph Sloan Lyles

    I endorse this lawyer because he is honest, trustworthy, intelligent, diligent, efficient, friendly, and responsible. He can help you with trusts, probate issues, estate planning, elder law issues, and related legal problems.


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    Steve is an experienced lawyer. He is thorough in his analysis of the issues and is genuinely concerned about each client and about each client's case. He is knowledgeable about the rules of court and keeps current on applicable case law. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Stephen Fulton Shaw, Ph.D.
PO Box 1241
Silver Springs, Florida, 344891241

Shaw Law LLC

27 S. Main Street
Travelers Rest, SC, 29690

Ocala Physical Office (Appointment Only)

507 NE 8th Avenue
Ocala, FL, 34470



SCGood Standing200803/07/2013
FLMember in Good Standing199706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Book Award in Legal HistoryComputer Assisted Legal Research Institute1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Stephen Fulton Shaw1997 - Present
Law ClerkCoffey Kahlishman & Tillman1995 - 1996
Real Estate AppraiserBell Griffith Appraisal MAI1992 - 1994
Projects DirectorUS House of Representatives Hon. Cliff Stearns1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2012 - Present
Travelers Rest Lions Club2nd Vice President2011 - Present
Travelers Rest Area Business AssociationMember2011 - Present
South Carolina Bar Probate SectionMember2011 - Present
South Carolina Bar Natural Resources SectionMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the District of South CarolinaAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
South Carolina BarMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States Court of Federal ClaimsAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Florida BarMember1997 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2009 - 2010
South Carolina Bar Insurance SectionMember2008 - 2008
Florida Bar Real Property & Probate SectionMember2002 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. Doe County, FloridaSettlement for Client
Shooter v. VictimClient Chose to Discontinue Claim
Female Claimant v. National Retail ChainSettlement for Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Gun law bookSouth Carolina Gun Law2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaPlanningPhD - Doctorate2006
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Florida State UniversityPlanningMA - Masters1994
Florida State UniversityBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
4th Annual SC Gun Law SeminarGun Trusts2013
Legal Assistants Annual MeetingFlorida Gun Law2012
2nd Annual SC Gun Law SeminarSouth Carolina Gun Law2011
1st Annual SC Gun Law SeminarSouth Carolina Gun Law2010