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Andrew M. Shaw

Associate Attorney
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Somerset County Family Lawyer

Andrew M. Shaw, Esq. is graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, which is one of the top law schools nationwide. While there, Andrew served as a board member of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy and published on the topic of civilian surveillance of the police. He also interned for prominent organizations including DeHeng Law Offices (one of the largest law firms in China), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau in Manhattan, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia’s Mental Health Division, and the Office of the Federal Public Defender.

After graduation, Andrew continued to develop his legal skills working for Justice Helen Hoens of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He then served as a judicial law clerk to three Superior Court Judges: The Honorable Margaret Goodzeit, P.J.F.P.; the Honorable Anthony F. Picheca, Jr., J.S.C.; and the Honorable Michael F. O’Neill, J.S.C., in Somerset County’s Family Part. Afterward, Andrew joined DeTommaso Law Group. In October 2015, Andrew published an article in the New Jersey Law Journal entitled “Alimony Reform, Cohabitation, and the Untimely Death of the Economic Needs Test.” In July 2017, he published an additional article in the New Jersey Law Journal entitled “‘Kozlov’ Test for Piercing Privileges is Alive and Well,” which was subsequently republished in the American Bar Association’s Minority Trial Lawyer newsletter.

Andrew is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division. He is also a member of the Somerset County Bar Association’s Family Law Practice Committee. Andrew serves as an Executive Board Member of Town Clock Community Development Corporation, which owns and operates Dina’s Dwellings, a residential facility that provides long-term housing to victims of domestic violence.

Associations & Memberships:

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Somerset County Family Law Practice Committee
  • MENSA International

Publications:

  • New Jersey Law Journal – ‘Kozlov’ Test for Piercing Privileges is Alive and Well (2017)
  • New Jersey Law Journal – Alimony Reform, Cohabitation and the Untimely Death of the Economic Needs Test (2015)
  • Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy – Our Duty in Light of the Law’s Irrelevance: Police Brutality and Civilian Recordings (2012)

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
Awards
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - Andrew M. Shaw
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    Super Lawyers Rising Star - Andrew M. Shaw

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