Stephen W. Shaw's Profile

Steve Shaw joined Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt in 2020. He practices in the areas of Family Law, White Collar Crime, Campaign Advice and General Litigation. He has represented public officials and witnesses and conducted internal investigations. This gives him a unique understanding of involvement in both Federal and State investigations.

Steve is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama and the State Courts of Alabama.

He received his BS in Business from the University of Alabama and his Law Degree from the University of Alabama. Following graduation, he served one year as the law clerk for United States District Judge E.B. Haltom, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. From 1981 to 2020, Steve practiced law with Redden, Mills, Clark & Shaw in Birmingham and in 2020 he and his law partner, Bill Clark, joined Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC.

Steve has been actively involved in numerous civic, charitable and religious organizations including: The University of Alabama President’s Cabinet, Rotary Club of Birmingham, Leadership Birmingham (2010), Nine years on the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) (Chair), The University of Alabama A Club Charitable and Educational Foundation, the Mountain Brook Library Board (President), the Mountain Brook Library Foundation (Chairman) and the University of Alabama National Alumni Association (District Vice President) and Independent Presbyterian Church.

In 2015 Steve received the Omicron Delta Kappa, Frances Summersell Award from the University of Alabama. He has been recognized since 2009 for his practice of White Collar Crime, DUI Defense, and Family Law by Alabama and Mid-South Super Lawyers. =He has made numerous presentations and training for State and local elected officials and public employees under the Alabama Ethics Law and Campaign and Election Laws.


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, BS Business, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • State of Alabama, 1980