I. Paul Shaw, B.A., LL.B.
705-445-1382 Ext. 233 (t)
705-445-1382 Ext. 241 (t)
Paul was called to the Bar in 1976 and has practiced law in Collingwood since that time. Prior to passing the Bar, Paul completed an elementary school teaching certificate from Stratford Teachers College and earned a B.A. at the University of Western. He eventually decided to go on and attend law school at the same institution where he graduated with an LL.B. in 1974. It was during his tenure at law school that Paul met his now long time colleague and partner of 30 years, Brian McLellan.
Paul has been active as a volunteer in the community as well as with charitable and non-profit organizations locally and nationally. Some of these have included Georgian Triangle Ducks Unlimited, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, as well as various political and sports organizations.
Paul's wife Beverley is a successful business person and together they have two children, Destiny and Drew. Destiny completed a B.A. at UWO in 2005 and an associate degree at Parsons (The New School for Design) in Manhattan, New York City in January, 2007. She is now a buyer for Lord & Taylor in New York City. Drew graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at UWO, after having completed two years of honours economics at the same institution. He is now a risk manager for a liquified petroleum company with offices in Sarnia, Calgary, and Houston.
Paul has been a frequent member of the Canadian National Trapshooting Team and represented Canada at many World Cups, World Championships, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, as well as the '96 Olympics in Atlanta. Paul and son Drew had the distinction of being selected to represent Canada at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India (a very rare occurrence they have been told where a father and son are on the same team in the same event at the same time) and again at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Both Paul & Drew also represented Canada at the PanAm Games in Guadalahara & again in Toronto. Paul continues to compete in American Style Trapshooting has been named to the All-American Team over 12 times. Because of his familiarity with firearms, and recreational and competitive shooting issues, Paul is frequently retained to assist firearms owners, clubs, and associations for advice and representation across the province.
Paul is also a member in good standing with the Simcoe County Law Association, the Grey County Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He has appeared in all levels of courts in Ontario, the Alberta Court of Appeal and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. Paul’s interests lie in the areas of real estate and development law, estate law, and business and commercial law although he keeps his hand in other areas of the law as well.