University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 1987

University of Utah, B.S., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1984; 

University of Utah, B.S., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1984

Background and Experience

Michael R. Shaw, born in Kaysville, Utah, graduated from the University of Utah in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and another one in Political Science. He continued graduate studies at the University of Utah and received his Juris Doctor from the S. J. Quinney College of Law in 1987. Michael has practiced law for over 30 years and is a member of the Utah State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and has been a the director of the Southern Utah Bar Association. Michael is one of the most well-known family law attorneys in Southern Utah. He also has extensive experience in personal injury matters, criminal defense, historic rights of way, and the representation of minors and vulnerable persons as a guardian.  Michael is enthusiastic about applying his extensive knowledge and experience to the vital field of mediation.


When Michael is not litigating or mediation conflicts, he is usually enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  Hiking, boating, motorcycles and travel are top on his list of things to do with family and friends.