Ethan L. Shaw

Partner
Location: Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 499-8900
877-303-0383
Fax: (512) 320-8906
Email: elshaw@shawcowart.com
10 Best Award PI 2016

Ethan believes in the jury system and right of every individual and company to have their day in court. After representing thousands of different clients in different matters, the chance to try your case to a jury of your peers is a precious right. This philosophy has guided his representation of clients since he began practicing law.

Education

Texas Tech Law School, Lubbock, Texas, 1990 Doctor of Jurisprudence

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1987
Bachelor of Business Administration

Honors & Distinctions

Board Certified – Personal Injury Trial Law, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
Board Certified – Civil Trial Law, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
Jefferson County Young Lawyer of the Year Award, 2001
AV Rated – Martindale Hubbell
“Super Lawyer” in Texas in 2003, 2012-2015
“Rising Star” in Texas 2005

Legal Practice:

2013-present Partner with Shaw Cowart, L.L.P.
1994-2012 Partner with Moore Landrey, L.L.P.
1992-1994 Associate with Moore Landrey, L.L.P.
1990-1992 Associate with Benckenstein, Norvell, Bernsen & Nathan Law Firm

Court Admissions

State of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Membership and Affiliation:

American Bar Association
American Trial Lawyer’s Association
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
Austin County Bar Association

Membership and Affiliation (continued):

American Inn of Court
State Bar of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation

Representative Engagements

Lead counsel in a qui tam matter. Case No. 2:12-CV-0089-JRG; United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc. et al.; US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

Lead counsel in a motor vehicle accident. Cause No. D-1-GN-12-001864; James Kramer v. Trinity Industries, Inc.; In the 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas

Lead counsel in a personal injury matter. Cause No. 48-268665-13; Clarence Johnson vs. Emerson Electric Co. d/b/a Fusite and Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.; In the 48th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas

Lead counsel in a personal injury matter. Cause No. 2010-54278; Darrell Williams vs. Emerson Process Management Valve Automation; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 295th Judicial District

Lead counsel in a personal injury matter. Case No. 1:10-cv-715; Giovanna Deleon v. Ronald Merrick; In the U.S. District Court; Western District of Texas

Lead counsel in a business litigation matter. Case No. D-1-GN-10-001901; Hillco Partners v Snapper Carr, Brandon Aghamalian and Focused Advocacy, LLC; In Travis County Judicial District Court.

Lead counsel in a medical malpractice matter. Case No. D-412-cv-200800116; Alfred Gonazales vs. St. Vincent Hospital, et al.; In the Fourth Judicial District Court San Miguel County, State of New Mexico

Lead counsel in patent infringement matter. Cause No. 9:07cv70; E-Watch, Inc., a Nevada Corporation, and E-Watch Corporation, a Texas Corporation vs. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., et al.; In the United States District Court; Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.

Lead counsel in patent infringement matter. Civil Action No. 9:06-cv-00025-RHC; E-Watch, Inc., a Nevada corporation and E-Watch Corporation, a Texas Corporation v. March Networks Corporation; In the United States District Court; Eastern District of Texas; Lufkin Division.

Lead counsel representing artificial bait manufacturer, reached confidential settlement in patent infringement litigation. Case No. 9:06cv28; Mooneyham Lures, Inc. v. Ebsco Industries, Inc. and Yum Baits Company; In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; Lufkin Division.

Lead counsel representing individual plaintiffs in Sulzer hip mass action cases. Cause No. B- 164,774; Jewel Tucker, et al. vs. Sulzer Orthopedics, Inc., et al.; In the District Court of Jefferson County, Texas; 60th Judicial District Court.

Lead counsel representing policy holders in vanishing premium misrepresentation cases. Cause No. 1:00cv00687; William Donice Martindale and Nelda F. Martindale, Individually and as Representatives of All Persons Similarly Situated v. Southwestern Life Insurance Company; In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; Beaumont.

Lead counsel representing policy holders in vanishing premium misrepresentation cases. Cause No. 95-11315; Bruce C. Cozad and Wendy Cozad vs. American Mutual Life Insurance Company and Arthur J. O’Keefe; 98th Judicial District Court; Travis County, Texas.

Lead counsel representing policy holders in misrepresentation cases. Case No. 1:00cv0866; James P. Mims, Eugene & Patricia Woods, Sr., and Elijah & Gwen Cassimere, Individually and on behalf of others similarly situated v. Kanawha Insurance Co.; In the United States District Court; Eastern District of Texas; Beaumont Division.

Lead counsel representing plaintiff consumers in consumer fraud case. Case No. 00-0248; In Re TCI Cablevision of Dallas, Inc., et al.; COA# 09-99-00242-CV; TC# E-157,770.

Lead counsel representing plaintiff consumers in consumer fraud case. Case No. 09-01-00172-CV; Peters v. Blockbuster; Trial Cause No. D-162,535; Kim Ann Scott and Amalia Knight, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Blockbuster, Inc.; In the District Court of Jefferson County, Texas; 136th Judicial District.

Lead counsel representing plaintiff consumers in misrepresentation vanishing premium case. Cause No. 19216; James Morgan McGraw vs. Great Southern Life Insurance Company; In the District Court of Jasper County, Texas.

Lead counsel representing plaintiffs in wrongful termination case. Cause No. 149,116; W. Gregory Mccormack, Ii, Roy L. Dauzat, Monica A. Mallini, Candice A. Mathis, James Perry, Jr., Richard M. Perry, Joseph F. Prihoda, Don L. Reed, Rose W. Richard, Cleo S. Tolley, Carl D. Woodall, et al vs. Gulf States Utilities Company and Entergy Corporation; In the 136th Judicial District Court, Jefferson County, Texas.

Lead counsel in wrongful death litigation involving four fatality accident, reached confidential settlement. Cause No. D-145,519;Michael Youngblood, et al. vs. Gareth Ward Fell, Executor of Estate of Ronald Fell; Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. And Lester Alison Earl, Individually; In the 136th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas.

Lead counsel in industrial accident resulting in paraplegic injury, reached confidential settlement. Cause No. B-150,583; John Rich, et ux, Linda Rich, and Tiffany Rich, a Minor vs. Huntsman Corporation, Texaco Chemical Company and Texaco, Inc.; In the District Court of Jefferson County, Texas; 60th Judicial District.

Lead counsel in medical malpractice case involving blindness resulting from liposuction, reached confidential settlement. Cause No. 2004-35094; Melissa Daville v. German Newall, M.D.; In the Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas.

Lead counsel in insurance bad faith litigation, Cause No. B-1389,893; Marie Soignet, et al. v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co.; In the 60th Judicial District Court; Jefferson County, Texas.

Lead counsel in bad faith misrepresentation litigation, Cause No. E-0134,609; Daryn Ray Fulda v. Hartford Ins. Co. And Association Consultants, In the 172nd Judicial District Court; Jefferson County, Texas.

Lead counsel in wrongful death litigation, Case No. G-96-211; Helmut F. Weissmann and Denise Weissmann vs. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company; In the United States District Court; Southern District of Texas.

Lead counsel in medical malpractice wrongful death case, Cause No. A-156,001; Janice Odle, Individually and on Behalf of the Estate of David Odle vs. Dr. Carlos Arroyo and Dr. Mootha Rao; In the District Court of Jefferson County, Texas; 58th Judicial District.

Lead counsel in defective production litigation, Civil Action No. G-97-646; Elizabeth Anderson and Eric Anderson, Individually and on Behalf of Michael Anderson, a minor v. Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corporation; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Galveston Division.

Lead counsel in wrongful death litigation, Cause No. D-157,882; Karen Linder, Individually and on behalf of Meagan Linder v. The Huntsman Corporation; In the District Court of Jefferson County, Texas; 136th Judicial District, wrongful death action.

Lead counsel in consumer fraud litigation, Cause No. D-159,726; Charles McGraw, Ronnie LeBlanc, Paul Prejean, Margaret Weitzel, Al Gerson, Everett Sanderson v. Ausoforex International, L.L.C. f/b/d/a Austin Forex International, L.L.C., Austin Forex International, Inc., International Foreign Exchange Corporation, International Exchange Corporation of Austin, International Exchange Corporation of Los Colinas, Russell A. Erxleben and Michael B. Shapiro; In the District Court of Jefferson County, Texas; 136th Judicial District, representing various investors in consumer fraud mass action.

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