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Melvin Robert Shaw, American lawyer.


Shaw, Melvin Robert was born on November 23, 1948 in Brooklyn. Son of Arthur and Pearl (Gutterman) Shaw.


Bachelor in Political Science, Long Island University, 1970. Master of Public Administration, University Illinois, 1973. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Roman College, Rome, 1974.

Bachelor of Science in Law, Western State University, San Diego, 1984. Juris Doctor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1984. Master of Arts in Human Behavior, National University, 1985.

Master of Science in Management, New York University, 1988. Master of Laws in Health Law, DePaul University, 1989. Postgraduate, Golden Gate University, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health, New York University, 1993.


Executive assistant New York State Senate, Albany, 1969-1971. Political consultant Kirson & Shaw, Ltd., New York City, 1972-1976. President Master Publications, Inc., Chicago, 1976-1980.

Lecturer Institute for International Affairs, Washington, from 1978. Senior partner Littlejohn & Shaw Associates, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, 1980-1985. Private practice South Bend, Indiana and New York City, South Bend, Indiana, 1985-1999.

Senior partner Shaw and Dessureau, New York City and South Bend, Indiana, from 1999. Instructor law California Community College's, since 1985. Director Hudson Industries, San Diego, Master Commission, New York City, Institute for International Affairs, since 1979.


  • Bar: Indiana 1985, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Indiana 1985, United States District Court (northern district) California 1985, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin 1985, United States District Court Hawaii 1985, United States Court Appeals (3d, 5th, 7th, 9th, District of Columbia, federal circuits) 1985, United States Court International Trade 1985, United States Court Military Appeals 1985, United States Court Federal Claims 1985, United States Tax Court 1985, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1988, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1989, United States Court Appeals for Veterans Claims 1990, United States District Court (eastern, southern, and northern districts) New York 1992, United States Air Force Court Criminal Appeals, 2001, United States Navy/Marine Corporation Court Criminal Appeals, 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Editor International Relations Journal, 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active American Jewish Committee, Democratic National Committee. Chairman, board governors Mental Health and Criminal Justice Policy Institute American. President Shorefront Mental Health Board.

Member American Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Federal Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Society International Law (chapter president 1983-1984), American Judicature Society, American Arbitration Association, National Health Lawyers Association, American Society Communications and Media Executives, American Society Law, Medicine, and Ethics, National Association Management Executives, Amnesty International, Odd Fellows, Delta Theta Phi.


Arthur Shaw

Pearl (Gutterman) Shaw