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Joseph Allan Shaw

Joseph Allan Shaw

Location:
Loxley, Alabama
Phone:
251-207-3378
Fax:
866-534-7184
Email:

I grew up in Evergreen, Alabama. I graduated from Lyeffion High School, received a Bachelors of Science degree in comprehensive social studies for secondary education from Auburn University in Montgomery. I received my law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. Between obtaining my undergraduate degree and my law degree, my wife and I started Essential Maintenance Services, Inc. providing maintenance and janitorial services to commercial and industrial customers, which my wife still owns and manages. I also taught school during this period of time. I grew up understanding the value of hard work and the necessity of growing a business by building relationships. I want each of my clients to consider me their attorney for the rest of their life. Therefore, I am committed to always providing the very best legal service possible for each and every client regardless of how big or small their legal issues may be.

My family and I moved to Loxley in 2004 where we built a home and I started my law office. We moved to Baldwin County to be near family and because of the great reputation that the public school system has. We have greatly enjoyed being a part of this community and look forward to spending the rest of our lives here.

I have remained a member of the Loxley Optimist Club ever since joining back in 2005. I have served various functions, including oratorical chair, vice president, and president of that club. All of our projects are designed to bring out the best in kids…..the Optimist motto is: “Bringing out the best in our youth, our communities, and ourselves.” I am currently serving as Lt. Governor for the Alabama-Mississippi District of Optimist International.

Continuing Legal Education

The law is a dynamic and continually changing field. It is important for attorneys to always be continuing their legal education so that they remain current in the areas of law that they practice. In addition to studying the statutes and cases pertaining to any cases that I am working on, I also I read several books a year about topics that effect my clients. I also regularly attend CLE classes.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Defense
  • Landlord Representation

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama
    • B.S.
    • Major: Comprehensive Social Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • Divorce Continuing Legal Education , Alabama State Bar – Family Law Section , 2015
  • Domestic Violence in Mediation Continuing Legal Education , Mediation Media, Inc. , 2015
  • Persuasive Trial Techniques and Strategies , ACDLA – Justice Must Be Won XXII , 2014
  • Technology Continuing Legal Education , District Court of Baldwin County Law Office , 2013
  • Landlord/Tenant Law in Alabama Continuing Legal Education , Sterling Education Services, Inc. , 2013
  • Sentencing Standards Continuing Legal Education , Alabama Sentencing Commission , 2013
  • Probate Practice Continuing Legal Education , Cumberland School of Law, 2012
  • Commercial & Residential Landlord Continuing Legal Education , Sterling Education Service, Inc. , 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education , Alabama State Bar , 2011
  • Criminal Law Continuing Legal Education , Baldwin County Bar Association , 2011
  • Family Law Seminar , Mobile Bar Association , 2011
  • Alabama DUI Defense Bootcamp , SBI Seminars , 2011
  • No Victim Left Behind Continuing Legal Education , District Court of Baldwin County , 2010
  • Criminal Defense Continuing Legal Education , Mobile Bar Association , 2010
  • Domestic Relations Continuing Legal Education , Mobile Bar Association – Stars Across the Bay , 2010
  • 40 Hour Divorce and Family Mediation Training for Professionals, August 27, 2009
  • Criminal Practice Seminar, Mobile Bar Association, September 13, 2009
  • Criminal Practice Seminar, Mobile Bar Association, September 19, 2008
  • Justice Must Be Won XVI, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, June 19, 2008
  • Criminal Law Issues, Mobile Bar Association, April 18, 2008
  • Theatrical Technique in the Courtroom, Judicata Seminars, January 1, 2008
  • Four Corners Seminar, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, December 7, 2007
  • Criminal Justice Seminar on Domestic Violence, Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, December 3, 2007
  • Addict Criminal Defendant: "A Holistic Approach to Defending", Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Closing Basics - Alabama, Seminar held by First American Title Insurance Company, Inc., 2007
  • Trial Practice Institute, (Intense 2 Week Program), National Criminal Defense College, July 15, 2007
  • Protecting Your Client's Right to a Speedy Trial, Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Criminal Practice, Mobile Bar Association, October 27, 2006
  • Alabama Regional Workshops for Sentencing Standards, Alabama Sentencing Commission, September 21, 2006
  • Title Examination in Alabama, Lorman Education Services, June 22, 2006
  • Justice Must Be Won, IX, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, June 22, 2006
  • Divorce on the Beach, Alabama State Bar - Family Law Section, June 1, 2006
  • Criminal Law: Basics for Court Approved Attorneys, Mobile Bar Association, April 21, 2006
  • Appellate Court E-Filing Project - Practices & Procedures, Supreme Court of Alabama, January 1, 2006
  • E-Filing, Administrative Office of Courts - AOC, February 5, 2006
  • Chief Justice's Committee on Professionalism, Administrative Office of Courts - AOC , March 8, 2006
  • Changes in the Bankruptcy Law, Baldwin County Bar Association, November 15, 2005
  • DUI: The Law in Alabama, the Arrest and Prosecution of DUI Cases, Cumberland School of Law, CLE, October 28, 2005
  • Alabama Supreme Court Update by Justice Lynn Stuart, Baldwin County Bar Association, October 18, 2005
  • 12th Annual Family Law Retreat to the Beach, CLE Alabama (formerly ABICLE), October 7, 2005
  • Worker's Compensation Seminar, Baldwin County Bar Association, April 19, 2005
  • Criminal Practice Seminar, Mobile Bar Association, February 18, 2005
  • DUI Seminar, CLE Alabama (formerly ABICLE), December 2, 2004
  • Fundamentals of Appellate Practice: Procedures & Professionalism, Alabama Judicial College, November 19, 2004
  • Domestic Relations in Bankruptcy, Baldwin County Bar Association, November 16, 2004
  • Alabama's Professionalism/Ethics Seminar, CLE Alabama (Formerly ABICLE), November 10, 2004
  • Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Baldwin County Bar Association, July 13, 2004
  • Lawyer Assistance Program/Law Office Management, Baldwin County Bar Association, June 15, 2004
  • Lawyer Assistance Program/Law Office Management, Alabama State Bar Roadshow, May 18, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Mobile County Bar Association
  • Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Loxley Chapter of Optimist International, Club Vice-President, 2006
  • Loxley Chapter of Optimist International, Club President, 2007
  • Loxley Chapter of Optimist International, Lt. Governor, Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi Dist. of Optimist Intl., 2009
  • Loxley Chapter of Optimist International, Regional Oratorical Contest Chair, 2010
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Defense Chapter
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