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Edward Randolph Shaw

Family Attorney at Brainerd, MN

4.8   31 reviews

also known as Edward R. Shaw, Ed Shaw


Licensed for 27 years

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    45%
    Divorce, child custody, child support, separation, family law mediation, prenuptial agreements, paternity, etc.

    27 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Real estate, land lord tenant issues, civil matters.

    27 years

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    Criminal sexual conduct, assault, DUI / DWI, traffic violations, theft, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felony charges.

    27 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    8%
    Chapter 7 and 13, debt relief attorney.

    27 years

  5. Estate planning
    5%
    Wills, Probate, Trusts, Power of Attorney

    27 years

  6. Real estate
    5%
    Landlord, Tenant, Deeds, Purchase Agreements

    27 years

  7. Personal injury
    2%
    Libel and Slander

    27 years

I have been practicing law for over 25 years. I truly enjoy helping people get through difficult situations. My practice areas include family law, bankruptcy, civil law, criminal defense, landlord-tenant, real estate, probate, wills, and estates, fair debt collection.

I am admitted to practice before the Minnesota and Wisconsin Supreme Court,  Federal Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court, and the Leach Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court.

When I am not at work I love spending time with my wife and our twins, biking, skiing with my dogs, and working on community projects.

I am also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Associate of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Paul Bunyan Cyclists and Northland Arboretum. I have served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA, the Brainerd Public Library, and the City of Brainerd Walkable Bikeable Committee.

Licensed for 27 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/28/2022
State WI
Status Resigned
Acquired 1995
Updated 09/07/2022

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

Contact Edward

Ed Shaw Law Office
Ed Shaw Law Office
14 Seventh Ave. N.
Saint Cloud, MN, 56303
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by Jessica | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I was extremely happy with this office. I went in for a consult hoping to get some direction about a financial situation with a company saying I owed money that I did not. I was really stressed because I did not have the proof that I thought I would need. I went in and after my consult felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I ended up having them deal with the situation and it was over before I knew it. I am so thankful to have went in for my consult and encourage anyone else to do the same. I feel positive they will take care of anyone that walks through their door!!!
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Posted by Kevin | November 22, 2016
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Custody
I went to Ed Shaw to get help changing the custody of my 3 year old daughter. Her mother had full custody and was going out a lot and moving our daughter around to strange peoples houses where I was held helpless watching this happen. Ed put in the time and really listened to my wants and needs and really put things into action. I am happy to say that I now get to spend 50/50 time with my daughter and could not be happier.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2021
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Family Case
Ed Shaw and his team were very thorough and so helpful every step of the way. It was a long process, and he represented us well, and got us the outcome we wanted. We are so grateful!
Posted by Ron | June 9, 2021
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Ron
Ed Shaw had been a great attorney for me over the years. He and his staff are very informative of the law and have answered all my questions and promptly came up with a course of action to pursue all of my cases. His staff have always been very helpful and friendly and always willing to help. I have talked with and worked with many on his staff, all have been great. Cathy is the name that's stands out in my mind, she was always helpful and expedient about getting information to Ed and quickly responding back to me. Ed has always made himself available to me, even after hours he has called me back to answer question that I had left for him when he was out of the office. All my cases that Ed has been involved with for me have had a positive outcome, and that's the reason I will continue to call on Ed for any needs in the future. I would highly recommend Ed Shaw for any legal needs you have.
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Posted by John | December 10, 2020
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landlord/tenant dispute
I hired Ed to help me get a tenant to vacate my rental property. We were shut down initially, but we appealed and we were able to workout a solution. Ed's expertise and diplomatic conduct helped get the problem solved, where both the tenant and myself were satisfied with the outcome. satisfied. I was very satisfied and would strongly recommend Ed for anyone's legal needs.
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Posted by Julie | July 31, 2017
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Bankrutcy
I was in a difficult situation with a credit card company for several years when I contacted Ed Shaw Law. He listened to me explain my situation and gave me advice and what options were available to me. Ed and Cathy emailed me throughout the entire process with any developments and answered all my questions/concerns. I would recommend Ed Shaw Law to anyone looking for a good attorney.
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Response from Edward Shaw December 20, 2017
Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your review. It is very much appreciated, as is your business with my office. Hope all is well. It was a pleasure working with you. Happy Holidays.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
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Ed and his staff did an excellent job with my bankruptcy. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2016
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Good Guy
A friend of mine referred me to Eds office to deal with some faulty counter tops I had installed. Ed met with me and was efficient in getting paperwork drawn up and sent out. The office manager Cathy was a huge help as well. Very happy with Ed and his staff.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2016
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Happy Ending
My sister and I retained Ed to help us recoup some money we lost from a vendor. He helped us get together everything we needed for the trial which can be very overwhelming and kept us calm. Luckily he was able to carry us through the trial and we made it through. He was a pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
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Very Knowledgable
I retained Ed Shaw to get custody of my kids. He gave me all the right tips to get things done the way I wanted and helped me successfully accomplish an agreement for custody of my kids. Very happy with him and his staff.
Posted by Kevin | March 9, 2016
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Exceptional Service!
I hired Ed to help get custody of my kids. It was complicated and frustrating at times but Ed definitely helped set my mind at ease during the hard times. Happy with the way the process was handled and would absolutely use him again.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
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Very Reliable
I had gotten into some trouble this past year and needed some help and direction. Ed was respectful and understanding and helped me out without making me feel any judgment. Hes a great attorney and I definitely recommend him.
Posted by Ellie | February 15, 2016
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Great Advice!
I hired Ed to look over some legal documents with me and make sure that everything looked as it should and I wasn't overlooking anything! I went in for my appointment and got so much advice and great tips on my situation! Even though it was something simple it was a fantastic experience! If I need legal assistance in the future I will definitely be going to Ed!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2016
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Happy Camper!
Our family cabin was in my sisters as well as my name. We wanted to get it changed over to my sisters name so the property would be hers. Ed took care of it quick and we just had to produce a few documents he needed. It was easy and painless and we couldnt be happier.
Posted by Jeff | February 4, 2016
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Worth your money.
I have hired a lot of attorneys throughout my life and I was impressed with Ed. He was not over charge me, he did what he said he was going to do and I didn't have to hound him to get things done. I recently used him to deal with some property issues I had and needless to say he took care of business for me and I will be going back to his office should I need an attorney in the future.
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Posted by Shelley | February 4, 2016
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Hoorah for Shaw!
I was having difficulties with my children's father following our visitation we had set up together . He would never take them when it was his weekend and was always trying to take them on my weekends. It was stressful for the kids and I and of course they wanted to see their dad. Ed did everything he could and did a Court ordered parenting schedule. The kids dad ended up signing off on everything without a fight and things have been a lot better ever since. I was very happy with the work he put in!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2016
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Always available and very friendly
I came to Ed Shaw for help filing bankruptcy and he and his entire office were absolutely wonderful. They were available for any question I had, big or small, and always kept me up to date with the process of filing. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Ashley | February 1, 2016
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Good Experience!
I went to Ed Shaw and was incredibly happy with how amazing I was treated by the entire law office staff. I felt completely satisfied by how my issues were handled and would recommend them to anyone looking for legal representation. Fair prices and a very thoughtful and respectful staff, couldn't ask for more in a law office!
Posted by Elizabeth | January 28, 2016
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Divorce made Simple
I hired Ed Shaw to handle a potential messy divorce. My ex-husband and I had been arguing about everything and could not make any decisions about what to do with our assets. Ed walked me through the process and even spoke to my ex, he did not hire an attorney, so that we could work everything out. We both ended up happy with the division of property in the end. Thankfully we do not have children, but if we did, I know that they would have been taken care of through the recommendations of Ed Shaw. His staff is polite and very helpful. I seemed to call often with questions and even though Ed was not always available his staff would attempt to help me and Ed always called back promptly. Thanks again Ed Shaw Law!!
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Posted by Ben | January 28, 2016
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5 Stars
I hired Andrew from Ed Shaw Law for my divorce. It was complicated with 4 kids and no agreement. Andrew helped get done what I needed done and successfully got me through it all. He was a cool guy and made it as easy as it all can be.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 220-260 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Attorney Edward R. Shaw p.a.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Crow Wing County District Court
  • 1995 - 1996

Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Uinversity of Wisconsin
  • MA - Masters
  • 1991
  • St Lawrence University
  • B.A.
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • State v. Anonymous
  • Dismissed
  • State v. DiGiovani
  • Case dismissed before trial
  • State v. Hunter
  • Not guilty verdict after jury trial

Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court Minnesota
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • City of Brainerd Walkable/Bikeable Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Brainerd Family YMCA
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Brainerd Public Library Board
  • Chairperson
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Crow Wing/Aitkin County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Crow Wing/Aitkin County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Green Building Award
  • Brainerd Main Street Program
  • 2010

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Crime Free Multi Housing Training
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 2020
  • Crime Free Multi Housing Training
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 2019
  • Crime Free Multi Housing Training
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 2018
  • Crime Free Multi Housing Training
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 2017
  • Crime Free Multi Housing Training
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 2016
  • Crime Free Multi Housing Training
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ed has a wealth of experience and has the advocacy skills necessary to help his clients win. He is a smart lawyer and is very skilled at analyzing legal issues involved in a case and developing winning strategies in each case. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Since I have started working for Ed Shaw I have learned many things about the practice of law - particularly in family law situations. Ed is very knowledgeable and has represented the gambit of clients over his 18+ years of experience in this area. Ed is dedicated to doing the best he can on every case and works hard for his clients, as do the staff in the building. I would endorse Ed to work on any type of family law issue that can come up."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed takes the time to stay on top of the law when it comes to bankruptcy. I would want my lawyer to do that same! I believe he works hard for his clients best interests."
Criminal defense

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Brainerd Family Lawyer Edward Randolph Shaw
Edward Randolph Shaw
Family Attorney
Brainerd, MN
Licensed for 27 years