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Coronavirus Impact and Assurance: Yes! We are still open for business!

As you are all aware, we are currently facing unique challenges due to the Coronavirus. While this is a serious crisis, it is important to keep it in perspective, and not allow it to prevent us from going about our business. We want to assure all of our clients that this office is prepared to serve your needs, regardless of what happens and how the virus affects Minnesota. In an effort to keep the office safe, we have stepped up prevention and sanitation measures in hopes to prevent disease transmission.

Because we are a paperless office, our entire staff is prepared to work from home if necessary. No matter what happens, we will continue to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services.  So far, not one client or staff member has become infected based on contact at this office and we will continue with safety protocols in an attempt to keep it that way. My office will continue to put the safety of our staff and you as our top priority. We do greatly appreciate your cooperation in conducting business in a safe fashion by utilizing current technology. Regardless of what happens, we will continue to take care of all of your legal needs.

Please rest assured, we will continue to take care of your legal needs in this challenging time, and your safety is our highest priority.

Please see our blog for more info on pandemic response.

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Edward Shaw
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Ed has been an attorney in private practice for 25 years helping people get through a variety of difficult situations. He also owns and manages several rental properties in the Brainerd Lakes Area. In addition, he is a Licensed Real Estate Broker. He enjoys spending his free 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. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Family 50%
  • Lawsuits and Disputes 25%
  • Criminal Defense 15%
  • Bankruptcy and Debt 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • Wisconsin, 2021


  • 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


  • Crime Free Housing Forum, Landlord Tenant Law, 2019
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Institute, Family law ethical fee collection, 2016
  • Landlord Education, Rental property law, 2016
  • Landlord Education, Crime Free housing, 2015
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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

Past Employment Positions

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