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Edward Shaw

  • Attorney


Brainerd, MN


Minnesota State Bar Association - Certified Specialist - Criminal Law




Minnesota State Bar Association - Certified Specialist - Criminal Law

Ed graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and has been an attorney in private practice for 25 years helping people get through a variety of difficult situations. He prides himself in offering no nonsense legal advice and is licensed in Wisconsin as well. In addition to being a licensed attorney , Ed is a Licensed Real Estate Broker as well. He owns a real estate and property management company which manages over 40 commercial and residential properties combined.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and their twins, Marly and Ruby. He enjoys cycling, cross country skiing, and other silent sports. You may often see him out walking in the mornings and afternoons with his dogs, Eleanor and Buffy, as they normally walk to and from his 100 year old home in north Brainerd.

First Admitted

  • 1996

Areas Of Practice

  • Family: Divorce, Paternity and Custody, Protection against Domestic Assault, Name Changes, Guardianship, Termination of Parental Rights, Juvenile Matters, Adoption, Estate Planning
  • Criminal: DWI/DUI, Drug Crimes, Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy, Aiding and Abetting
  • Wills/Estates
  • Bankruptcy and Debt
  • Civil: Homeowner, Contracts/Disputes, defamation, Property Disputes
  • Federal Crimes:Cybercrimes, Juvenile Crimes,
  • Sex Crimes/Sex Allegations
  • Theft Crimes/ White Collar Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Violent Crimes, Domestic Abuse
  • Real Estate: Mortgage, boundary disputes, foreclosures, sales, contract issues
  • Landlord/Tenant issues: Eviction, Contracts

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • Wisconsin, 2021
  • Mille Lacs Tribal Court
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • Leach Lake Tribal Court


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1995
  • University of Wisconsin
    • M.A. - 1991
  • St Lawrence University
    • B.A. - 1988

Representative Cases

  • State v. DiGiovani
  • State v. Hunter


  • Landlord Education, Crime Free housing, 2015
  • Landlord Education, Rental property law, 2016
  • Family Law Institute - MN Cont. Legal Education, Family Law Ethical Fee Collection, 2016
  • Crime Free Housing Forum, Landlord Tenant Law, 2019
  • Family Law Institute-MN Cont. Legal Education, o How to Respond (and Not Panic) If You Receive an Ethics Complaint, 2021


  • Trouble in Paradise—A Police State Comes to Northern Minnesota, MACDL VI Magazine Publication , 2020

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Green Building Award, Brainerd Main Street Program, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – Minnesota, 2020-Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2012 to Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2010 to Present
  • United States District Court Minnesota, Member, 2002 to Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association, Member, 1995 to Present
  • City of Brainerd Walkable/Bikeable Committee, Co-Chair, 2013 to 2015
  • Brainerd Family YMCA, Board Member, 2010 to 2013
  • Brainerd Public Library Board, Chairperson, 2006 to 2010
  • Crow Wing/Aitkin County Bar Association, President, 2003 to 2004
  • Crow Wing/Aitkin County Bar Association, Vice President, 2002 to 2003
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2001 to 2002
  • WI State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Crow Wing County District Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 1995 to 1996