James Shaw is a trial attorney who has been recognized by his peers as one of the finest litigators in Florida. For each of the past six years, Mr. Shaw has been selected as one of top up and coming lawyers under 40. Mr. Shaw was also selected as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 an honor bestowed upon less than two percent of Florida’s attorneys.
Mr. Shaw is a partner with DLD Lawyers in Florida, and has focused his practice on property and casualty defense, professional malpractice defense, premises liability defense, commercial and business litigation, and defense of complex tort claims.
Mr. Shaw is admitted to the Florida Bar and Federal District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Claims Litigation Alliance, Defense Bar Institute, and National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).
Mr. Shaw is a former director of the Board of Directors of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, 2006-2008, and has served on the Dade Legal Aide Committee from 2013 – 2014.
Mr. Shaw is a frequent lecturer to insurance industry professionals speaking on a wide variety of subject matters, including: proper claims handling; bad faith; and coverage matters.
Mr. Shaw attended the University of Miami School of Law where he graduated with Honors in both the Litigation and Advanced Litigation Skills Programs.
Outside of work, Mr. Shaw enjoys playing golf, exercising, and traveling. He is an avid football fan and, in particular, a fan of the Buffalo Bills.
Admitted: 2005, Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Law School: University of Miami, J.D., with honors, 2005
College: College of Charleston, B.A., with distinguished honors, Political Science, 2002
Member: Miami-Dade County Bar Association; The Florida Sections on Trial Lawyers; American Political Science Honor Society; National Collegiate Honor Society; Who’s Who Up and Coming Lawyers; Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Top Up and Comer by the South Florida Legal Guide for 2015, 2016 and 2017, a distinction bestowed upon less than 2% of attorneys.
Biography: Dean's List. Member, American Political Science Honor Society; National Collegiate Honor Society
Born: Buffalo, New York
Honors: Superlawyers, young lawyers, 2009-2012; Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2015-2017