Jonathan C. Shaw

Jonathan C. Shaw

Paintsville, Kentucky
(606) 789-3747 Ext. 46
(606) 789-9862

Jonathan C. Shaw graduated from Morehead State University with a B.B.A. in 1992 cum laude; an M.B.A. in 1994 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1999.  Prior to entering law school Jonathan was a faculty member at Morehead State University and Vice President of Operations for a regional medical equipment company.  Admitted to the bar in 1999, Jonathan has been involved in the firm's active trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts practicing throughout the eastern half of the state with a focus primarily involving the defense of employment and civil rights claims on behalf of boards of education and other local governmental entities.  Jonathan is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Kentucky as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia at Washington, D.C.; and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Education Law
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
    • M.B.A. - 1994
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
    • B.B.A. cum laude - 1992
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Minor: Economics

Published Works

  • Author, "Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)", 13 Adelphia L.J. 43 (1999-2000)

Representative Cases


  • Classified Reductions in Force after Webb v. Meyer, Council of School Board Attorneys, Winter Meeting, Louisville, KY,, 2014
  • CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education), Kentucky Bar Foundation, Paintsville and Johnson Central High Schools, 2011 - Present
  • Education Law Update for the General Practitioner, Kentucky Law Update, Prestonsburg, KY, 2010
  • Genealogy in Court Cases, 9th Annual Eastern Kentucky Genealogy Conference, 2010
  • Appellate Practice, 21st Annual Kentucky Paralegal Conference, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2006 - 2008
  • Johnson County Bar Association, President, 2008 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Fellow and Board Member, 2010 - Present
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys, Officer, 2012 - Present
  • Kentucky Defense Council, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member


  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha