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 Vice President of the Iowa State Bar Association (2022). He is a member of the ISBA Sections on Probate, Real Estate, and Business Law.
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 is Secretary and Member-at-Large, American Bar Association General Practice/Solo Division. He is a GPSolo Division Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, and is Chair, GPSolo Real Estate Committee.
Melvin joined the Iowa Legal Aid Board of Directors in 2019.
Melvin is a Steward, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Iowa City, Iowa, and has held various roles at the church since 2002.
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). Melvin has presented on real estate topics for the ISBA and for National Business Institute (NBI).
He served as President, Board of Trustees, The Housing Fellowship (2018-2021), Vice President and Treasurer (2017-2018), and served on the Board of Trustees for THF starting 2013.