Jeffrey "J.J." Shaw

Shaw Law Offices
56 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Is it True Attorney Jeff “JJ” Shaw has Never Lost a Slip-and-Fall Jury Trial?
Yes. In fact, it’s better than that — Attorney Shaw has never lost a single jury trial for any premises liability matter. (In fact, Attorney Shaw has only a total of 3 jury trial losses in the last 30+ years of jury trials — and if you ask him, he will explain why each of those decisions was incorrect!).

Why Attorney JJ Shaw is the Right Choice for You
There are many personal injury attorneys to choose out there. But, there is only one law firm that has a focus on premises liability cases of all types and combines that with the 24/7 transparency you deserve — including the “EasyCase” smartphone app which shows you BOTH the current estimated value of your claim or case AND when you can expect it to conclude.

Moreover, the EasyCase app shows you each and every step the law firm has taken AND expects to take until your case is concluded.

We invented personal injury case transparency.

You can text Attorney Shaw, text the law firm, check your smartphone app, call or Skype — we are here for you. Every. Single. Moment. Of your Case.

Why Attorney Shaw’s Approach to Premises Liability Cases is Different
It starts with a simple concept.

You can’t expect to win a premises liability case without visiting the premises. You can’t prove a dangerous condition of the land if you don’t know the land.

Shaw Law Offices takes an aggressive approach with a promise that no other law firm matches — we promise to visit the site of your injury within 48 hours of you signing up to be our client (as long as the property is public).

Background of Attorney JJ Shaw
Jeff Shaw has experience that few other attorneys can match.

His story is a long one.

While attending law school at the Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, he was able to clerk with Henry Wade in Dallas, Texas, best known as the defendant in the famous Roe v. Wade abortion case and the Prosecuting Attorney of Jack Ruby for his murder of Lee Harvey Oswald in the days following the President Kennedy assassination. Shaw spent many days talking to Wade about Texas law and the importance of big cases.

The experience was something Shaw never forgot as he learned invaluable tips from the famous attorney on the practice of law and how to be someone a jury could trust.

Soon after law school, Shaw followed in Mr. Wade’s path and became a Deputy Prosecutor, where he tried 100+ of cases in front of juries and Judges in Indiana. He learned the sometimes tricky rules of evidence. More importantly, Shaw learned how to win the trust of a jury by being honest about the facts of the case.

Later, Shaw switched interests to helping people who got hurt by the fault of others.

Shaw joined the largest insurance defense firm in Northern Indiana — Spangler, Jennings & Dougherty, P.C. This gave Shaw the opportunity to work for various insurance companies on all types of personal injury cases, such as State Farm Insurance Company, Farm Bureau Ins. Co., Allstate Ins. Co., Farmers Ins. Co., Progressive Ins. Co. and many others. He saw how the insurance companies treated people who were injured by the fault of others and he didn’t like what he saw.

Shaw recovered for clients over $18,000,000 in verdicts/settlements for his clients since 2012.

In his career of over 30+ years, Shaw has tried over 100+ trials (bench and jury).

Shaw has established a state-wide reputation for fierceness in the court room, mixed with good humor.

Practice Areas:
Personal Injury
Slip & Falls
Car Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
Brain Injuries
Defective Products

J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1989
Dean’s List, 1986 Fellowship Recipient, 1987 Moot Court, Final Four, 1988
B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1986
Dean’s List, 1982 Double Major, History and English, B.A.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Member, 2017)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Million Dollar Advocate, 1998)
Professional & Bar Association Memberships:
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Member, 1998  Present)
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Member, 1998  Present)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Member, 1997  Present)
Porter County Bar Association (President, 1998  1999)