LaShel Shaw
Direct: 801.257.7969
  • French
  • Latin
  • 2011, J.D., magna cum laude, Notre Dame School of Law, Thomas J. White Scholar
  • 2007, M.A. History, Utah State University
  • 2004, B.A., cum laude, Liberal Studies, Eastern Oregon University
  • 2011Utah
  • Officer, Utah Center for Legal Inclusion
  • Fellow, Utah Bar Leadership Academy, Class of 2017
  • Member, Alliance for Women in Media
  • Member, Meritas Entertainment Law Steering Committee
  • Member, Utah Bar Journal Committee
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Clark Waddoups, Federal District of Utah
  • Extern, Magistrate Judge, David Nuffer, Federal District of Utah

LaShel Shaw was drawn to practicing law because of the opportunity it gives her to interact with people, listen to and understand their stories, and craft narratives that present her clients’ positions in persuasive ways. Ms. Shaw excels at summarizing complex factual and legal issues so that they can be quickly and convincingly communicated to judges, examiners, mediators, and juries.

While Ms. Shaw’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property, particularly with respect to entertainment law and advertising, Ms. Shaw has worked on cases involving a wide array of legal problems, including contract disputes, constitutional violations, patent validity and ownership, copyright infringement, joint or contested authorship, trademarks and trade secrets, unfair competition, and false advertising and mislabeling. She is particularly familiar with the unique legal challenges facing artists, creators, designers, and content producers, as well as the companies that hire them. Ms. Shaw is also well-experienced in helping businesses and bloggers negotiate the risks of doing business online, from drafting website terms and conditions and ensuring compliance with FTC regulations to shutting down cybersquatters and navigating DMCA takedown requests.

Prior to joining Parr Brown, Ms. Shaw worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Clark Waddoups, defended a master’s thesis on medieval Viking religion, and reported on local politics for the Mt. Pleasant Pyramid.  In her spare time she enjoys reading cookbooks, playing RPGs, volunteering, and taking long walks through the city with her dog.

Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy
Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy


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