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

For the last year, thanks to the hard work of all of our staff, and you, our clients, no one who works at this office has gotten Covid while working here, and we have not spread a single case to any of our clients, while getting all of our client's legal needs taken care of. With the spread of vaccination the end is in sight, normal times where we can meet our clients in person in the office are just around the corner.

During the transition we will be having some in person, in office appointments for clients who have already been vaccinated, and for whom the CDC recommended period of time has passed since their last shot. Of course, for anyone who would prefer a phone or video appointment for safety, convenience, or any other reason those types of appointments are always available.

For our clients who have not yet completed the vaccination cycle phone and video appointments are of course available, and, with the return of warm weather we will again be offering outside appointments under the tent right outside our front door. For all appointments, masks will continue to be required.

Through the transition safety of all staff and clients will continue to be our top priority, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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