Ethan L. Shaw

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Shaw Cowart, LLP
 | 1609 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-499-8900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003, 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Ethan L. Shaw, an AV-Preeminent* rated partner with Austin, Texas, law firm Shaw Cowart, LLP, is a nationally recognized trial attorney. He leads the fight for justice on behalf of small and large clients throughout the state of Texas, representing plaintiffs in personal injury and other tort cases as well as defending corporate clients in civil lawsuits that allege omissions and wrongful conduct.

In 2009, Mr. Shaw, along with co-counsel Tom Rhodes, successfully litigated a case that resulted in the eighth largest jury verdict for an individual plaintiff that year. Lawyers USA, a legal publication, ranked this case, Charles Tate v. Discovery Property & Casualty Company and JI Specialty Services Inc., as one of the most significant litigation results of the year.

Mr. Shaw has successfully settled and litigated hundreds of civil cases over his 23 years of legal practice. His practice areas include cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, nursing home negligence, business and commercial litigation, patent infringement, insurance bad faith, product liability, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases, and antitrust litigation.

Mr. Shaw's practice is national in scope, reflecting the geographic diversity of his clients. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil trial law and personal injury law. Mr. Shaw is licensed to practice in the state courts of Texas and all federal district courts in Texas, as well as the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Texas and earned his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech in 1990. In law school, he was active in the Order of Barristers and served as a member of staff. Prior to joining Shaw Cowart, LLP, he worked for Texas law firm Benckenstein, Norvell, Bernsen & Nathan.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Non-Compete Agreements

Civil Litigation (40%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003, 2012 - 2017

Email Me

To: Ethan L. Shaw
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Ethan Shaw

Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.shawcowart.com/ethan-l-shaw/

Honors and Awards:

  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, 2016
  • "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Board of Barristers Staff Member, Order of Barristers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2015
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and in Personal Injury Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and in Personal Injury Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2000
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and in Personal Injury Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and in Personal Injury Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms. , 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Texas
  • Member, State Bar College of Texas

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Lead counsel in a personal injury matter. Cause No. 48-268665-13; Clarence Johnson vs. Emerson Electric Co. d/b/a Fusite and Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.; In the 48th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, 2015
  • Lead counsel in a qui tam matter. Case No. 2:12-CV-0089-JRG; United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc. et al.; US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division., 2015
  • Lead counsel in a personal injury matter. Cause No. 2010-54278; Darrell Williams vs. Emerson Process Management Valve Automation; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 295th Judicial District, 2014
  • Lead counsel in a motor vehicle accident. Cause No. D-1-GN-12-001864; James Kramer v. Trinity Industries, Inc.; In the 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas, 2014
  • Lead counsel in a business litigation matter. Case No. D-1-GN-10-001901; Hillco Partners v Snapper Carr, Brandon Aghamalian and Focused Advocacy, LLC; In Travis County Judicial District Court., 2013
  • Lead counsel in a personal injury matter. Case No. 1:10-cv-715; Giovanna Deleon v. Ronald Merrick; In the U.S. District Court; Western District of Texas, 2013
  • Lead counsel representing individual plaintiffs in Sulzer hip mass action cases. Cause No. B- 164,774; Jewel Tucker, et al. vs. Sulzer Orthopedics, Inc., et al.; In the District Court of Jefferson County, Texas; 60th Judicial District Court., 2010
  • Lead counsel representing artificial bait manufacturer, reached confidential settlement in patent infringement litigation. Case No. 9:06cv28; Mooneyham Lures, Inc. v. Ebsco Industries, Inc. and Yum Baits Company; In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; Lufkin Division., 2010
  • Lead counsel in patent infringement matter. Cause No. 9:07cv70; E-Watch, Inc., a Nevada Corporation, and E-Watch Corporation, a Texas Corporation vs. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., et al.; In the United States District Court; Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division., 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1987

Comments

  • “Bobby Knight once said someting like the will to win is not as nearly important as the will to preapre to win. Ethan Shaw embodies this philosophy. You can book this, Ethan's preparation will smoke your adversary's preparation, and when trial comes you will be comforted in the knowledge that getting "out lawyered" is something the other side will face.”
  • “Ethan is truly a one of a kind lawyer. I have had the luxury of growing up around him at trial and seeing him be a significant part of two 8+ figure verdicts in which he was co-lead counsel. One was a bad faith insurance case in Texas and the other was a medical malpractice case in New Mexico. He is simply one of the most excellent litigators I have encountered across the entire country.”
  • “Ethan is a master in the courtroom. I've been a part of two trials with him as co-counsel. Both went to verdict. One was a 9 figure verdict for our client and the other verdict was 8 figures for our client. It's safe to say that juries love him.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Ethan L. Shaw

1609 Shoal Creek Boulevard
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-499-8900

 

Ethan L. Shaw:

Last Updated: 3/30/2017

Page Generated: 0.4050600528717 sec