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Ed Shaw Law No Nonsense Legal Advice

Local Solutions For Local Problems

Edward R. Shaw

  • Attorney
Minnesota State Bar Association - Certified Specialist - Criminal Law

Practice Areas:

  • 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

Legal assistant:

  • Amanda Richardt

Biography

Ed graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and has been an attorney in private practice for over 27 years helping people get through a variety of difficult situat6ions. He prides himself in offering no nonsense legal advice and is licensed in Wisconsin as well. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Ed was previously 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 with his dogs, Eleanor and Buffy as they normally walk with him to and from his 100 year old house in north Brainerd to his office on South 6th Street in Brainerd.

Experience
Ed has been an attorney in private practice for over 27 years with experience in various matters including Civil, Criminal, Family, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant issues, and Bankruptcy.

Criminal Law Experience
Ed Shaw has handled numerous criminal matters including four felony jury trials, two gross misdemeanor jury trials, one misdemeanor jury trial, along with dozens of contested motion hearings and other pre-trial proceedings.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 1995
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • M.A. – 1991
  • St Lawrence University, Canton, New York
    • B.A. – 1988

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • Wisconsin, 2021

Published Works

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

Representative Cases

  • State v. DiGiovani
  • State v. Hunter

Honors

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

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker Crime Free Housing Forum, Landlord/Tenant Law, Presented by the Bemidji Police Department, 2013
  • Speaker Crime Free Housing Forum, Landlord/Tenant Law, Presented by the Bemidji Police Department, 2015
  • Landlord Education, Rental Property Law, 2016
  • Family Law Institute - MN Cont. Legal Education, Family Law Ethical Fee Collection, 2016
  • Speaker Crime Free Housing Forum, Landlord/Tenant Law, Presented by the Bemidji Police Department, 2017
  • Speaker Crime Free Housing Forum, Landlord Tenant Law, Presented by the Bemidji Police Department, 2019
  • Family Law Institute-MN Cont. Legal Education, o How to Respond (and Not Panic) If You Receive an Ethics Complaint, 2021

Past Positions

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

Professional Associations

  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association, Member, 1995 to Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present
  • Crow Wing / Aitkin County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2001 to 2002
  • Brainerd Public Library Board, Chairperson, 2006 to 2010
  • Crow Wing/Aitkin County Bar Association, Vice President, 2002 to 2003
  • United States District Court Minnesota, Member, 2002 to Present
  • Crow Wing/Aitkin County Bar Association, President, 2003 to 2004
  • Brainerd Family YMCA, Board Member, 2010 to 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2010 to Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2012 to Present
  • City of Brainerd Walkable/Bikeable Committee, Co-Chair, 2013 to 2015
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – Minnesota, 2020-2024
  • WI State Bar Association – 2021