About Melvin O. Shaw – Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty Attorney
The Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw, P.L.C. is a general practice law firm that handles real estate, wills, guardianships, conservatorships, probate, and business law, contracts, and other areas. The firm serves clients in Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, and other cities in Johnson, Linn, Washington and Cedar counties.
Melvin graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2004 and he earned an M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1997. Melvin earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Melvin is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, and Family Law committees). He is a member of the ISBA Business Law Section Council.
Melvin is an elected Member of the Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors (2018) and was appointed in 2018 as Member of the Iowa Judicial Qualifications Commission by the late Chief Justice Mark Cady of the Iowa Supreme Court.
Melvin also was elected in 2019 as Member-at-Large, American Bar Association General Practice/Solo Division. He serves on the Long Range Planning Committee for the ABA GP Solo Chair (2020) and the Chair (2021), and the national meeting format committee (2021-2022).
Melvin was President of the Johnson County Bar Association (2017-2018) and served as its Vice President (2016-2017), Treasurer (2015-2014), and Secretary (2013-2104). He serves on the Johnson County Bar Association Title Standards and Continuing Legal Education committees. Melvin has presented for National Business Institute (NBI) on the topics of probate administration and limited liability companies (2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006).
Melvin is a Steward, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Iowa City, Iowa, and has held various roles at the church since 2002.
He is President, Board of Trustees, The Housing Fellowship (2018-2021), Vice President and Treasurer (2017-2018), and has served on the Board of Trustees for THF since 2013.