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James Michael Shaw

Mr.‌ ‌James‌ ‌(Jamie)‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌has‌ ‌served‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌managing‌ ‌partner‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌ Carabin‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌Law‌ ‌Firm‌ ‌going‌ ‌on‌ ‌30‌ ‌years.‌ ‌A‌ ‌sixth-generation‌ ‌ Texan,‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌received‌ ‌his‌ ‌BBA‌ ‌in‌ ‌Finance‌ ‌at‌ ‌St.‌ ‌Mary's‌ ‌University.‌ ‌He‌ ‌ studied‌ ‌law‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌and‌ ‌graduated‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌ University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Law‌ ‌in‌ ‌1992.‌ ‌Mr.Shaw‌ ‌founded‌ ‌the‌ ‌ Carabin‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌Law‌ ‌Firm‌ ‌that‌ ‌same‌ ‌year‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌guiding‌ ‌principle‌ ‌that‌ ‌ the‌ ‌firm‌ ‌will‌ ‌always‌ ‌put‌ ‌clients‌ ‌first.‌ ‌

‌ By‌ ‌building‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌“client‌ ‌first”‌ ‌philosophy,‌ ‌Carabin‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌has‌ ‌grown‌ ‌into‌ ‌ one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌largest‌ ‌Personal‌ ‌Injury‌ ‌Law‌ ‌Firms‌ ‌in‌ ‌Texas.‌ ‌Carabin‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌ is‌ ‌known‌ ‌for‌ ‌standing‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌insurance‌ ‌companies‌ ‌and‌ ‌ fighting‌ ‌for‌ ‌its‌ ‌clients.‌ ‌Through‌ ‌Mr.‌ ‌Shaw's‌ ‌leadership,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Carabin‌ ‌ Shaw‌ ‌Firm‌ ‌has‌ ‌expanded‌ ‌to‌ ‌serve‌ ‌locations‌ ‌throughout‌ ‌Texas.‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌ is‌ ‌licensed‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌State‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌of‌ ‌Texas‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌in‌ ‌New‌ ‌Mexico,‌ ‌ Colorado‌ ‌and‌ ‌North‌ ‌Dakota.‌ ‌

‌ Shaw‌ ‌resides‌ ‌in‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌with‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife‌ ‌Anna‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌and‌ ‌their‌ ‌ children.‌ ‌Active‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌community,‌ ‌the‌ ‌family‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌law‌ ‌firm‌ ‌support‌ ‌ the‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌Food‌ ‌Bank,‌ ‌Blue‌ ‌Santa,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Angel‌ ‌Tree‌ ‌Foundation,‌ ‌ the‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌Police‌ ‌Officers‌ ‌Association,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Boys‌ ‌and‌ ‌Girls‌ ‌Club‌ ‌ of‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Saint‌ ‌Anthony‌ ‌De‌ ‌Padua‌ ‌Catholic‌ ‌Church.‌ ‌ ‌


J.D., University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Law‌, 1992

B.B.A., St.‌ ‌Mary's‌ ‌University‌, 1989

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌of‌ ‌Texas‌

Association‌ ‌of‌ ‌Trial‌ ‌Lawyers‌ ‌of‌ ‌America‌

American‌ ‌Association‌ ‌for‌ ‌Justice‌

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

San Antonio Bar Association

San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

National Trial Lawyers Association

State‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌of‌ ‌Colorado‌

State‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌of‌ ‌New‌ ‌Mexico‌

State‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌of‌ ‌North‌ ‌Dakota‌

United‌ ‌States‌ ‌District‌ ‌Court‌

Practicing‌ ‌in‌ ‌Personal‌ ‌Injury‌ ‌

Mr.‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌concentrates‌ ‌his‌ ‌legal‌ ‌practice‌ ‌on‌ ‌auto‌ ‌accidents,‌ ‌trucking‌ ‌ accidents,‌ ‌motorcycle‌ ‌accidents,‌ ‌wrongful‌ ‌death‌ ‌cases,‌ ‌personal‌ ‌ injury‌ ‌cases‌ ‌and‌ ‌mass‌ ‌tort‌ ‌cases.‌ ‌Shaw's‌ ‌hobbies‌ ‌include‌ ‌traveling,‌ ‌ hunting,‌ ‌fishing‌ ‌and‌ ‌attending‌ ‌concerts.‌ ‌Three‌ ‌most‌ ‌recent‌ ‌concerts‌ ‌ were‌ ‌the‌ ‌Rolling‌ ‌Stones,‌ ‌Aerosmith‌ ‌and‌ ‌Lady‌ ‌Gaga.‌

Active‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Community‌ ‌

Aransas‌ ‌County‌ ‌Youth‌ ‌Project‌ ‌

Shaw‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌founder‌ ‌and‌ ‌past‌ ‌President‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌ACYP‌ ‌(Aransas‌ ‌County‌ ‌Youth‌ ‌ Project)‌ ‌from‌ ‌2001‌ ‌-‌ ‌2006.‌ ‌This‌ ‌organization‌ ‌was‌ ‌formed‌ ‌to‌ ‌assist‌ ‌graduates‌ ‌of‌ ‌ the‌ ‌Rockport-Fulton‌ ‌High‌ ‌School‌ ‌with‌ ‌continuing‌ ‌their‌ ‌education‌ ‌in‌ ‌colleges‌ ‌or‌ ‌ trade‌ ‌schools.‌ ‌

Annual‌ ‌Pro‌ ‌Bono‌ ‌Effort‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Association's‌ ‌"Just‌ ‌ Take‌ ‌One‌ ‌Program"‌ ‌

Shaw‌ ‌individually‌ ‌participates‌ ‌and‌ ‌encourages‌ ‌all‌ ‌Carabin‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌Attorneys‌ ‌to‌ ‌ participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌an‌ ‌Annual‌ ‌Pro‌ ‌Bono‌ ‌Effort‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌ Association's‌ ‌"Just‌ ‌Take‌ ‌One‌ ‌Program."‌ ‌The‌ ‌"Just‌ ‌Take‌ ‌One‌ ‌Program"‌ ‌assists‌ ‌ individuals‌ ‌and‌ ‌families‌ ‌of‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌and‌ ‌South‌ ‌Texas‌ ‌with‌ ‌free‌ ‌legal‌ ‌ assistance‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌poor‌ ‌and/or‌ ‌disabled.‌ ‌

Catholic‌ ‌Church‌ ‌

Shaw‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌current‌ ‌member‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Saint‌ ‌Anthony‌ ‌de‌ ‌Padua‌ ‌of‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌ former‌ ‌member‌ ‌of‌ ‌both‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sacred‌ ‌Heart‌ ‌Church‌ ‌of‌ ‌Rockport‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Corpus‌ ‌ Christi‌ ‌Diocese‌ ‌Bishop's‌ ‌Guild.‌

Angel‌ ‌Tree‌ ‌

Mr.‌ ‌Shaw‌ ‌and‌ ‌his‌ ‌wife‌ ‌Anna‌ ‌are‌ ‌long-time‌ ‌sponsors‌ ‌and‌ ‌underwriters‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌ Angel‌ ‌Tree‌ ‌Project.‌ ‌

Shaw‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌longtime‌ ‌supporter‌ ‌of‌ ‌Blue‌ ‌Santa,‌ ‌Blue‌ ‌Cares‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌San‌ ‌Antonio‌ ‌ Police‌ ‌Officers‌ ‌Association.‌

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