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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Black Alumni Award||University of Iowa College of Law||2009|
|Legal Intern||U.S. Attorneys Office Cedar Rapids||2004 - 2004|
|Intern||University of Iowa Office of the General Counsel||2004 - 2004|
|Writer and Public Relations Practitioner||University of Iowa Office of Public Relations||1998 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Systems Unlimited, Inc.||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Charter Review Commission, City of Iowa City, Iowa||Member||2014 - Present|
|The Housing Fellowship||Member, Board of Trustees||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Member Sections Business, Probate & Real Estate||2006 - Present|
|Johnson County Bar Association||Title Standards; Member||2006 - Present|
|Bethel A.M.E. Church||Steward||2001 - Present|
|University of Iowa College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Iowa||N/A||MA - Masters||1997|
|University of Missouri||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Probate Process from A to Z||Spousal Elective Share/Laws of Testate/Intestate Succession||2011|
|National Business Institute||Estate Planning Basics||2009|
|National Business Institute||Probate Process from Start to Finish||2009|
|National Business Institute||Probate Process from Start to Finish||2008|
|National Business Institute||Probate||2007|
Posted by Kari
Melvin recently helped my husband and I with the sale of our home. He came highly recommended, and was very quick to return my initial phone call. He did an excellent job of answering all of the question we had. As first time sellers, the timeline he provided helped us successfully navigate this process with ease. He was upfront about what we could expect in terms of fees, which we appreciated. In addition to being very friendly and easy to work with, Melvin proved to be very knowledgeable and reliable as well. We would recommend him without reservation, and will seek out his services in the future as needed.
Posted by Trevor
We have used Mr Shaw for 2 different real estate transactions, and he has been great to work with on both. He also looked over my wife's contract when she graduated and joined a practice. He has always kept us up to date on where we are at in the process, and is very helpful with telling us what we need to do. Would strongly recommend him.
L. Craig Nierman, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I recently had the opportunity to work with Melvin on a case; his insights and knowledge were very valuable. Additionally, he is a very engaging and approachable person. I look forward to working with him again.