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Brian Shaw is a complete trial lawyer who combines his litigation and business skills to get results for his clients, whether through the courtroom or negotiation. He is equally adept at representing plaintiffs and defendants and has successfully tried high-profile, high-stakes lawsuits and arbitrations to judges, juries, and arbitrators in state and federal courts, and before various arbitration organizations. Brian has also served as lead counsel on appeals to state and federal appellate courts on a various matters, from a constitutional question regarding a novel Fourth Amendment issue, to insurance coverage, business, oil and gas, and bankruptcy matters.

Brian’s cases are varied, including disputes involving businesses and partnerships, shareholder rights, business divorces, contracts, oil and gas, employment, significant personal injury, insurance coverage, construction, probate, real estate, car dealerships, collections and bankruptcy adversary matters, among others. In addition to his litigation practice, Brian also counsels businesses and individuals on a wide-range of legal matters. Some of Brian’s cases have garnered local and national media attention in The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, and The Dallas Morning News.


Trial Experience

Obtained ~$8 million arbitration award, later confirmed to a judgment, in complex proceedings against the structured credit arm of Highland Capital Management, LP.

Conducted voir dire of panel that included former President George W. Bush; obtained complete defense verdict.

Bankruptcy adversary trial defending against allegations of fraud and fraudulent transfers; obtained complete defense verdict.

Successful AAA arbitration against national brewery.

Successful bankruptcy adversary trial; obtained judgment in excess of $1 million, including exemplary damages.

JAMS arbitration against national auction house.

Oil and gas bench trial in Denton County; obtained relief requested and ultimately succeeded on appeal.

Successful multi-day divorce decree enforcement action.

Bench trial in Harris County; obtained complete defense verdict for national lender.

Jury trial regarding landlord-tenant dispute in Dallas County; obtained complete defense verdict; also obtained dismissal of eight other nearly- identical cases filed by the same plaintiff’s attorney against the same clients.

Appellate Experience

 Lead trial and appellate counsel in oil and gas dispute; obtained complete reversal of trial court’s judgment, as well as partial render.  Allegiance Expl., LLC v. Davis, 02-13-00349-CV, 2016 WL 1164331 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Mar. 24, 2016, pet. denied).

Lead trial and appellate counsel for plaintiffs in high-profile case involving novel 4th Amendment issues; obtained affirmance of trial court ruling and denial of rehearing en banc. Trent v. Wade, 776 F.3d 368 (5th Cir. 2015).

Lead brief writer for plaintiffs in complex breach of fiduciary duty and partnership dispute; obtained affirmance of trial court judgment. Mullen v. Jones, 445 B.R. 677 (N.D. Tex. Bankr. 2011).

Lead trial and appellate counsel for defendant regarding bankruptcy jurisdictional issue; obtained affirmance of trial court judgment.  Marable v. Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford of Lewisville, Ltd., 529 B.R. 676 (N.D. Tex. 2015).

Lead trial and appellate counsel in guardianship dispute; obtained affirmance of trial court judgment and denial of petition for review.  Glad v. Ramseur, No. 05-12-01166-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 12423 (Tex. App.–Dallas Oct. 3, 2013, pet. denied).

Obtained reversal of trial court judgment in construction case.  All Metals Fabricating, Inc. v. Foster General Contracting, Inc., 338 S.W.3d 615 (Tex.App.–Dallas 2011, no pet.).

Obtained affirmance of trial court judgment in employment case.  Scarbrough, Medlin & Ass., Inc. v. McCullough, 435 S.W.3d 871 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2014, pet. denied).


Baylor University School of Law
J.D., 2006

University of Georgia
B.B.A., 2002

Court Admissions

Texas, 2006

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas


Member: State Bar of Texas

Member: Dallas Bar Association

Member: Federal Bar Association

Eagle Scout: Troop 35 (Dallas, Texas)

Honors and Distinctions

Selected as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation (a Thomson Reuters service) by Texas Monthly, 2021

Selected as a Texas “Rising Star” (a Thomson Reuters service) by Texas Monthly, 2015 – 2019

Selected as “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by the Texas Lawyer (an ALM publication), 2015

Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Mentorship Co-Chair, William “Mac” Taylor Inn of court