Montgomery, Alabama , United States
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|Info||Judge James Gregory "Greg" Shaw, the son of James Hubert and Ruth Cooper Shaw, was born in 1957 and raised in Birmingham, where he graduated from Banks High School. The Shaw family roots extend into neighboring Shelby County where his father, a retired businessman and long-time member of the KeyMasters Gospel Quartet, was born and raised. To this day the Shaw family name in Alabama is synonymous with great gospel singing. |
Judge Shaw graduated from Auburn University in 1979, receiving a B.S. degree with a major in Chemistry. While at Auburn, he met the former Shirley "Sam" Slimp, the daughter of William M. and June Daly Slimp of Homewood. They married in August of 1980, just before Judge Shaw's second year of law school.
In 1982, Judge Shaw graduated in the top 10% of his class from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. While at Cumberland, Judge Shaw received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the study of evidence under Professor Charles Gamble, the author of the preeminent evidence treatise in Alabama.
After his admission to the Alabama State Bar in 1982, Judge Shaw worked with a small law firm in St. Clair County. He later started his own general law practice in Birmingham.
In the fall of 1984, Judge Shaw joined the staff of Supreme Court Associate Justice Janie L. Shores and moved to Montgomery. After serving as Justice Shores' staff attorney for one year, Judge Shaw joined the staff of Supreme Court Associate Justice James Gorman Houston, Jr., in the fall of 1985, where he served as Justice Houston's senior staff attorney for over 16 years. Judge Shaw was elected to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in 2000.
Judge Shaw currently is participating in the Master of Laws Program at the University of Virginia School of Law. Judge Shaw is one of only 30 state and federal judges selected nationwide and he is the third judge from Alabama to participate in the program since its creation in 1982. Judge Shaw will be in residence at the University of Virginia for two six-week summer class sessions (summer of 2002 and 2003) and he must complete a thesis as a requirement of graduation. Successful completion of the program leads to the degree of Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in the Judicial Process.
Judge and Mrs. Shaw have two sons. Gregory, age 19, is a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Christopher "CJ," age 17, is a senior at Saint James School. Judge Shaw and his family live in Montgomery, where they are members of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. Judge Shaw is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery.