Attorney Paul B. Shaw Shaw Family Law is a Recognized Leader in Divorce and Family Law



Paul B. Shaw, Jr. is recognized as a leader in the area of divorce and family law, having been named by as one of the top five divorce lawyers by Birmingham Magazine. Attorney Shaw was also named Mid-South Super Lawyer® by Super Lawyers, as well as by Business Alabama Magazine. Additionally, Attorney Shaw has also received an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the legal industry's most prestigious and sought-after distinctions.


Mr. Shaw maintains a thriving civil litigation practice with concentration in matrimonial law. He recognizes that the emotional and financial aspects of divorce and child custody are intertwined, and strives to successfully settle those cases which can be resolved and aggressively litigate those that must be taken to trial.

His experience in business litigation proves helpful in family law cases involving:

Mr. Shaw displayed his divorce and financial expertise as co-author of the top-selling book on Alabama divorce, Saving Your Assets When You Can't Save Your Marriage, published in 2002. He has also been recognized by BHM BIZ Magazine as a top Flight Attorney.

In 2016 Mr. Shaw was selected for B Metro Magazine's FACES of Birmingham publication. Read the feature here!

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Why Choose Shaw Family Law, L.L.C.?

  • Top 40 Under 40 by Birmingham Business Journal
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® by Business Alabama Magazine
  • Named a Top Family Lawyer by Birmingham Magazine
  • Av® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • How Marital Property is Divided in Alabama
  • Five Ways to Save Your Money During Divorce


A native of Birmingham, Mr. Shaw is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama School of Law. He is a member of both the Alabama and Mississippi State Bars and has served in various roles with the Family Law Section of the Alabama Bar and the Domestic Courts.

Mr. Shaw began his legal career as a litigation lawyer with the Mobile-based firm of Crosby, Saad, Beebe, Cavender and Crump prior to the formation of Shaw-Anderson, LLC.

Paul is an active contributor of time and support to various community and charitable organizations and was honored in 1999 by selection to the Birmingham Business Journal's “Top 40 Under 40,” a listing of the most outstanding young civic and business leaders. He is married with two children and is a member of Liberty Crossings United Methodist Church.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Shaw Family Law, L.L.C., your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Paul Is Nothing Short of a Super Hero"
    Paul is nothing short of a Super Hero. He is one of the best divorce lawyers in Birmingham, and he really cares for his clients. He knows the laws, and really helped me when i was going through a divorce crisis.
    - Former Client
    "Best Divorce Lawyer in Birmingham"
    Best Divorce Lawyer in Birmingham
    - Jonathon
    "Retain Him Now! Before Your Opponent Does!"
    His ability to predict human behavior has been instrumental in guiding my success throughout. Knowing what the opponent will most likely do only comes from experience and Paul has it. If I had to describe Paul in two words it would be super hero.
    - A.D.O.
    "Very Patient and Thorough Professionals"
    Best Attorney (Paul) + Best Paralegal combo (Connie). Paul and Connie played a huge role in guiding me through an extremely complicated Divorce & Child Custody process. Both Paul and Connie were very patient and thorough professionals. They understood
    - A.D.
    "Paul Is Brilliant and Brings That Brilliance to Fully Engage in the Case. He Misses Nothing."
    If you are reading this review, you have found the best attorney you could hope for in your divorce. I never would have understood how challenging a divorce proceeding could be - having not been through one before. However, my first attorney (well known an
    - Carolyn Bedford
    "I’m Grateful That I Have Had His Support and Guidance Throughout the Last 10 Years"
    They were always available to answer my questions and provide top-notch legal guidance. I was very pleased with the outcome of the initial settlement. In the years since, it has been necessary to seek legal counsel in order to modify my divorce decree on s
    - M.H.
    "I Was Impressed by the Efficiency of His Arguments and How Effective He Is in Court."
    I hired Mr. Shaw when it became clear my divorce would go to trial and he was with me every step of the way and continues to represent me in on-going matters. He is always prepared. I was impressed by the efficiency of his arguments and how effective he is
    - Former Client

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