James Shaw, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning Attorney, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers
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James “Jim” C. Shaw Shareholder

T 405-553-2809 | F 405-553-2855 | jshaw@hallestill.com

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Jim Shaw received his B.S. degree from Presbyterian College, followed by his M.P.A. from Georgia State University. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law where he received his J.D. He has an individual AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer, as well as a Best Lawyer in America in Litigation-Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates.

Jim's practice includes Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate, as well as assisting Tax-Exempt organizations. Jim is a member of the Large Complex Case Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association and is the author of "Business Valuation Appellate Decisions in Oklahoma," Oklahoma Bar Journal, October 31, 2008.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1978)
  • Georgia State University (M.P.A., 1974)
  • Presbyterian College (B.S., 1971)


  • Oklahoma, 1978
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Community Involvement
  • Board of Trustees of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary 2010 - 2015
  • Member, St. Luke's United Methodist Church
  • Past Moderator, Permanent Judicial Commission, Synod of the Sun, Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Member, Board of Directors of Baptist Healthcare of Oklahoma/INTEGRIS Rural Health (1992 - 2002)
  • Committee Member, United States Golf Association 1996 - 2008
Legal Experience
  • 2009 - Present Hall Estill
  • 1999-2009 Miller Dollarhide
  • 1979-1997 Miller Dollarhide Dawson & Shaw
Professional Involvement
  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association,
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section - Budget Chair/Treasurer, and By-Laws, Policies & Procedures Committee Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Chair, Estate Planning and Probate Committee: 2007-2008
  • Fellow, Oklahoma Bar Foundation
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Accredited in Business Valuation
  • Member, American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals
  • President, Oklahoma City Title Attorneys Association (1987)
  • Certified Mediator through American Mediation Services
Military Service
  • Captain, Signal Corps, United States Army Reserves 1971 - 1978
  • First  Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Air Force Reserves 1978 -1982
Honors & Awards
  • Awarded the 2016 Thomas Aurelius Stallworth ’55 Alumni Award from Presbyterian College for embodying the characteristics of Thomas Aurelius Stallworth’s Christian leadership; strong, bold character; integrity; moral courage; and values.