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Meet Attorney Paul B. Shaw 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!


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.

Read Our Clients Stories

  • “Best Divorce Lawyer in Birmingham”


  • “He is one of the best divorce lawyers in Birmingham, and he really cares for his clients. ”

    Former Client

  • “Paul is the best attorney, head and shoulder above the rest.”


  • “I'm grateful that I have had his support and guidance throughout the last 10 years.”


  • “If I had to describe Paul in two words it would be super hero. ”


  • “Paul is brilliant and brings that brilliance to fully engage in the case. He misses nothing.”

    Carolyn Bedford

  • “I was impressed by the efficiency of his arguments and how effective he is in court.”

    Former Client