Joseph Allan Shaw
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Loxley, AL

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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 family law attorney for the rest of their life. I want you to feel good about referring me to your friends or family.  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 have served as Lt. Governor for the Alabama-Mississippi District of Optimist International on two separate occasions.

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 matters that I am working on, I usually read several books a year about topics effecting my clients. I also regularly attend Continuing Legal Education classes.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Divorce Decree or Custody Order Modifications
  • Divorce Decree or Custody Order Enforcement And Contempt Issues
  • Appeals
  • Mediation Services

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • Juris Doctor
  • Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Comprehensive Social Studies in Education

Classes/Seminars

  • Divorce Continuing Legal Education, Alabama State Bar – Family Law Section, 2018
  • Lawyer University – Alabama State Bar Practice Management Assistance/Casemaker, 2017
  • Annual Family Law Seminar: “Stars Across the Bay – Mobile Bar Association, 2017
  • Divorce Continuing Legal Education, Alabama State Bar – Family Law Section, 2016
  • Annual Family Law Seminar: “Stars Across the Bay – Mobile Bar Association, 2016
  • Legal Research Update – Baldwin County Bar Association, 2016
  • Divorce Continuing Legal Education , Alabama State Bar – Family Law Section , 2015 to 2015
  • Domestic Violence in Mediation Continuing Legal Education , Mediation Media, Inc. , 2015 to 2015
  • Persuasive Trial Techniques and Strategies , ACDLA – Justice Must Be Won XXII , 2014 to 2014
  • Technology Continuing Legal Education , District Court of Baldwin County Law Office , 2013 to 2013
  • Landlord/Tenant Law in Alabama Continuing Legal Education , Sterling Education Services, Inc. , 2013 to 2013
  • Sentencing Standards Continuing Legal Education , Alabama Sentencing Commission , 2013 to 2013
  • Probate Practice Continuing Legal Education , Cumberland School of Law, 2012 to 2012
  • Commercial & Residential Landlord Continuing Legal Education , Sterling Education Service, Inc. , 2012 to 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education , Alabama State Bar , 2011 to 2011
  • Criminal Law Continuing Legal Education , Baldwin County Bar Association , 2011 to 2011
  • Family Law Seminar , Mobile Bar Association , 2011 to 2011
  • Alabama DUI Defense Bootcamp , SBI Seminars , 2011 to 2011
  • No Victim Left Behind Continuing Legal Education , District Court of Baldwin County , 2010 to 2010
  • Criminal Defense Continuing Legal Education , Mobile Bar Association , 2010 to 2010
  • Domestic Relations Continuing Legal Education , Mobile Bar Association – Stars Across the Bay , 2010 to 2010
  • 40 Hour Divorce and Family Mediation Training for Professionals, 08/27/2009 to 08/27/2009
  • Criminal Practice Seminar, Mobile Bar Association, 09/13/2009 to 09/13/2009
  • Criminal Practice Seminar, Mobile Bar Association, 09/19/2008 to 09/19/2008
  • Justice Must Be Won XVI, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 06/19/2008 to 06/19/2008
  • Criminal Law Issues, Mobile Bar Association, 04/18/2008 to 04/18/2008
  • Theatrical Technique in the Courtroom, Judicata Seminars, 01/01/2008 to 01/01/2008
  • Four Corners Seminar, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 12/07/2007 to 12/07/2007
  • Criminal Justice Seminar on Domestic Violence, Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 12/03/2007 to 12/03/2007
  • 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 to 2007
  • Trial Practice Institute, (Intense 2 Week Program), National Criminal Defense College, 07/15/2007 to 07/15/2007
  • Protecting Your Client's Right to a Speedy Trial, Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Criminal Practice, Mobile Bar Association, 10/27/2006 to 10/27/2006
  • Alabama Regional Workshops for Sentencing Standards, Alabama Sentencing Commission, 09/21/2006 to 09/21/2006
  • Title Examination in Alabama, Lorman Education Services, 06/22/2006 to 06/22/2006
  • Justice Must Be Won, IX, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 06/22/2006 to 06/22/2006
  • Divorce on the Beach, Alabama State Bar - Family Law Section, 06/01/2006 to 06/01/2006
  • Criminal Law: Basics for Court Approved Attorneys, Mobile Bar Association, 04/21/2006 to 04/21/2006
  • Appellate Court E-Filing Project - Practices & Procedures, Supreme Court of Alabama, 01/01/2006 to 01/01/2006
  • E-Filing, Administrative Office of Courts - AOC, 02/05/2006 to 02/05/2006
  • Chief Justice's Committee on Professionalism, Administrative Office of Courts - AOC , 03/08/2006 to 03/08/2006
  • Changes in the Bankruptcy Law, Baldwin County Bar Association, 11/15/2005 to 11/15/2005
  • DUI: The Law in Alabama, the Arrest and Prosecution of DUI Cases, Cumberland School of Law, CLE, 10/28/2005 to 10/28/2005
  • Alabama Supreme Court Update by Justice Lynn Stuart, Baldwin County Bar Association, 10/18/2005 to 10/18/2005
  • 12th Annual Family Law Retreat to the Beach, CLE Alabama (formerly ABICLE), 10/07/2005 to 10/07/2005
  • Worker's Compensation Seminar, Baldwin County Bar Association, 04/19/2005 to 04/19/2005
  • Criminal Practice Seminar, Mobile Bar Association, 02/18/2005 to 02/18/2005
  • DUI Seminar, CLE Alabama (formerly ABICLE), 12/02/2004 to 12/02/2004
  • Fundamentals of Appellate Practice: Procedures & Professionalism, Alabama Judicial College, 11/19/2004 to 11/19/2004
  • Domestic Relations in Bankruptcy, Baldwin County Bar Association, 11/16/2004 to 11/16/2004
  • Alabama's Professionalism/Ethics Seminar, CLE Alabama (Formerly ABICLE), 11/10/2004 to 11/10/2004
  • Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Baldwin County Bar Association, 07/13/2004 to 07/13/2004
  • Lawyer Assistance Program/Law Office Management, Baldwin County Bar Association, 06/15/2004 to 06/15/2004
  • Lawyer Assistance Program/Law Office Management, Alabama State Bar Roadshow, 05/18/2004 to 05/18/2004

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
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.