John W. Shaw

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Law Office of John W. Shaw, PLLC
 | 4040 Broadway St, Ste. 515
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-272-7075
Fax: 210-272-7075
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

After graduating from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2006, John W. Shaw made his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He practiced law in Fort Worth for more than twelve years before moving his family and his practice to San Antonio, his wife's hometown. Since opening his own opractice, the Law Office of John W. Shaw, PLLC, he has dedicated his legal career to helping clients throughout the state of Texas seek justice and recovery after suffering due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party. He provides qualified counsel and experienced guidance to clients facing complications due to the following:

·         Car accidents

·         Truck accidents

·         Premises liability

Always ready to fight for results for his clients, Mr. Shaw is willing to negotiate, employ alternative dispute resolution, or go to trial in order to obtain justice in personal injury cases. His commitment to positive solutions has garnered respect and recognition among his peers and throughout the community. He has been recognized as a top attorney in Fort Worth by Fort Worth, Texas magazine 2009 - 2018, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell every year since 2013.

He received admittance to the State Bar of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In addition to these admissions, he is also extensively involved in the local legal community, having previously served as Chairman of the Board for the Texas Young Lawyers Association and as a current member of the Professionalism Committee of the State Bar of Texas, a position that he was appointed to by a past Texas State Bar President. He is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.

John W. Shaw is recognized for his contributions to the community beyond his personal injury law practice. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Legal Services Center, a nonprofit law firm that provides assistance and training to poverty law advocates and he has previously served on the Board of Directors of The Ladder Alliance, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to domestic violence victims.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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Admitted: 2007, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers , 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017, Rising Star, Super Lawyers , 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Top Attorney, 2009-2018, Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2018
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbel, Preeminent, 2014-Present, AV, Preeminent Rating , Martindale-Hubbel, 2013
  • Awarded “Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Advocacy in Representing the Mothers of the Children of the YFZ Ranch,” Presented by the Poverty Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2009, Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Advocacy, State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Section, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2018
  • Texas Legal Services Center, Chairman of the Board (2017-Present), 2017
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association; Chair-Elect (2016-2017), 2016
  • President and Immediate Past President, Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association., 2012
  • Vice President and President-Elect, Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association; Treasurer (2014-2015), 2015
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association; Director, District 10, Place 2 (2012-2016), 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2015
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Secretary and Treasurer, Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court; Barrister (2013-2016), 2016
  • State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • Texas Legal Services Corporation; Director (2012-2013), 2012
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 2007
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Texas Legal Services Center; Vice-Chair (2013-2016), 2016
  • Director, Board of Directors, Fort Worth - Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court; Associate (2009-2011), 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow (2016 - Present), 2016
  • Mentor - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas Mentor 2.0 Program, 2014
  • Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Texas Legal Services Center, 2011
  • Director - The Ladder Alliance, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • I conducted a seminar for clients of the firm regarding their hiring practices and how they could possibly trigger civil rights violations without specific considerations being kept in mind., Speaker, Job Applicant + Your Hiring Practices = Civil Rights Violations or Other Illegal Acts, Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC, Lunch and Learn, 2013
  • I conducted a continuing legal education seminar for other public interest lawyers regarding the benefits of using expunctions and nondisclosures to reduced employability barriers of their clients. , Speaker, Expunctions and Nondisclosures as a Means to Reduce Employability Barriers, First Friday CLE, State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Section, 2012
  • I conducted a continuing legal education seminar for other public interest lawyers concerning the unemployment compensation system in the State of Texas and how to adequately represent clients seeking those benefits., Speaker, Just because you fired me does not mean that I will not get unemployment benefits, State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Conference , 2012
  • I conducted a continuing legal education seminar for other public interest lawyers concerning the collateral consequences of arrest, deferred adjudication on future employability of their clients., Speaker, Collateral Consequences of Arrest, Deferred Adjudication and Conviction on Future Employability, State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Conference , 2011
  • I gave a continuing legal education seminar to other public interest lawyers regarding representation of impoverished individuals seeking supplemental nutritional assistance benefits from the State of Texas., Speaker, What Legal Aid Attorney's Should Know About Food Stamps and Litigating for Systemic Change, First Friday CLE, Poverty Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Legal, 2009


  • $400,000 Combined Settlement for client and her children who were injured in a serious car crash in Grapevine, Texas. , 2019
  • $110,000 Combined settlement on behalf of a client injured in a car crash in Fort Worth, Texas. , 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating 4.8/5.0, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Wayland Baptist University, B.S.O.E. Criminal Justice, 2003
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Office Location for John W. Shaw

4040 Broadway St
Ste. 515
San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: 210-272-7075

Fax: 210-272-7075

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Last Updated: 10/28/2019

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