- Associate, Fortuna & Cartelli, Middletown, Connecticut, 1972-1973;associate, Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, Middletown, 1973-1975;partner, Shaw, Howard & McMillan, Middletown, 1975-1985;owner, John F. Shaw, Professional Corporation, Middletown, 1985-1991;partner, Raczka & Shaw, Middletown, since 1991. Instructor real property law Middlesex Community College, Middletown, 1985-1990. Justiceof the peace, since 1985.
Director Executive Committee Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ, 1982-1988, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1986-1988. Corporate Counsel City of Middletown, 1990-1991, chair board education, since 1993. Member American Bar Association (real property and probate section), Connecticut Bar Association (Executive Committee real property section 1984-1989, estates and probate section since 1993), Middlesex County Bar Association.