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Andrew M. Shaw, Esq.

I am a graduate of Georgetown Law, which is one of the highest ranked law schools in the nation. I was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list as a “Rising Star” in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and I have completed the coursework and passed the examination necessary to be qualified as a Certified Financial Litigator by the AACFL. I have developed my legal skills working for Justice Helen E. Hoens of the New Jersey Supreme Court and as a judicial law clerk to three Somerset County Superior Court Judges in the Family Part: Honorable Margaret Goodzeit, P.J.F.P.; Honorable Anthony F. Picheca, Jr., J.S.C.; and Honorable Michael F. O’Neill, J.S.C. I am a member of Mensa, and my scholarly articles have been published in the New Jersey Law Journal, the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, and the American Bar Association’s Minority Trial Lawyer Newsletter.

But my credentials should not be the reason you retain me. You should retain me because I am aggressive, and I will fight tooth and nail for you and your family. You should retain me because I am strategic, and we will work together from day one to ensure your case is litigated with the forethought and planning necessary to success. You should retain me because I am responsive; I will ensure that each of your questions is answered and that you will always understand: (1) what is happening in your case; (2) why it’s happening; and (3) what to expect next.

If you require someone with the skill and dedication to advocate effectively on your behalf, I am ready.


  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Juris Doctor, 2013
  • Rutgers University
    Bachelor of Arts, 2010

Additional Coursework

  • Harvard Business School
    Negotiation Mastery, 2022 (certificate)
    Organizational Leadership, 2021 (certificate)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investment, 2021 (certificate)
    Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, 2018 (certificate)

Activities & Affiliations

  • N.J. State Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • N.J. State Bar Association – Appellate Practice Special Committee
  • Somerset County Family Law Practice Committee
  • Raritan Valley Lodge #46 of F&AM
  • Rotary Club of Somerville & Bridgewater
  • American Mensa

“Andrew is a smart and creative attorney who tenaciously advocates for his client. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer.”

– Michael Weil, Esq.

“Andrew is highly skilled and respected in the legal community, especially in Somerset County where he served as a law clerk to one of the most respected judges in New Jersey. Andrew’s ability to handle a high volume of cases has made him an outstanding attorney. I strongly endorse this attorney.”

– Seyda Ahmad, Esq.

“Andrew is incredibly intelligent. His aptitude for developing persuasive legal arguments, coupled with his exemplary writing style is unparalleled in his area of practice. Notwithstanding these inherent abilities, the guy is a class act. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney.”

– Ashley Monteiro, Esq.

“Andrew is one of the rising stars practicing family and matrimonial law in our area. He is bright and ambitious and always on top of his game.”

– J. Murphy, Esq.

“I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is very thoughtful in giving his well-considered analyses. I find him a distinguished colleague whose kindness and intelligence serve both him and his clients well.”

– Elizabeth Foster, Esq.

“Andrew is an excellent advocate with strong writing skills. He has my full endorsement.”

– Marisa Hovanec, Esq.

“I have known Andrew since he started clerking for the Family Court judges in Somerset County. Andrew has extensive knowledge of the law, great communication skills and superb writing abilities that make him an excellent attorney. I fully endorse him to anyone seeking a Family Law attorney.”

– Leonard Weitzman, Esq.

“An astute, insightful attorney who will represent you diligently.”

– Scott Newman, Esq.

The above attorney endorsements were originally posted on Avvo, and they can be reviewed here.

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Consultations are completely free. You shouldn’t be charged while we get to know each other. During our first meeting, we’ll explore the facts, explain the law, and address the likely timeline, costs, and range of potential outcomes. When you walk out of this office, you will be armed with the legal and practical knowledge to make informed decisions related to your divorce.