John J. Shaw

Partner - Myers Shaw
John Shaw Attorney

Contact Information

John J. Shaw
2525 Ridgmar Blvd., Suite 150
Fort Worth, TX 76116



John J. Shaw joined Myers Law in 2011 and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil appellate law, civil litigation, property tax litigation, and business litigation. 

John was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.  In 2007, John graduated from the University of Oklahoma with BA in Journalism.  While attending OU, John was an active member of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity, serving as a Pledge Educator and Disciplinary Board Advisor.   Following his time at OU, John returned to his hometown of Fort Worth to pursue his law degree at the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, graduating in 2011.

While attending Texas Wesleyan, John served as a Notes & Comments Editor on the Board of Editors for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.  While serving on the Law Review Board, John's article Exoneration and the Road to Compensation: The Time Cole Act and Comprehensive Compensation for Persons Wrongfully Imprisoned was published in the Law Review.   Additionally, John served as the Non-DNA Case Coordinator on the board of the Wesleyan Innocence Project, a student-run organization dedicated to assisting individuals prove factual innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted.  He was also member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.  Upon graduating, John was one of five Wesleyan students inducted in the National Order of Scribes for outstanding legal writing while in law school.

John is currently a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Young Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Appellate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Property Tax Litigation
  • Business Litigation


  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. Journalism/Professional Writing, 2007
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, J.D., 2011

Professional Admissions

  • State of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, North District of Texas, 2013


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • National Order of Scribes
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers' Association
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) Fraternity, Nu Omega Chapter at the University of Oklahoma


  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Top Attorney, 2012
  • National Order of Scribes, Inductee 2011
  • Notes & Comments Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, 2010-2011; Staff Member, 2009-2010
  • Author: Exoneration and the Road to Compensation: The Time Cole Act and Comprehensive Compensation for Persons Wrongfully Imprisoned, TEXAS WESLEYAN LAW REVIEW, 17 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 593
  • Board Member and Non-DNA Case Coordinator for the Wesleyan Innocence Project, 2010-2011

Reported Cases

  • Jack County Appraisal Dist. v. Jack County Hosp. Dist., 484 S.W.3d 228, 229 (Tex. App. - Fort Worth 2016, no pet.)
  • ETC Mktg., Ltd. v. Harris County Appraisal Dist., 476 S.W.3d 501 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2015, pet. filed)
  • Harris County Appraisal Dist. v. ETC Mktg., Ltd., 399 S.W.3d 364 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, pet. denied)
  • Harris County Appraisal Dist. v. Houston 8th Wonder Prop., L.P., 395 S.W.3d 245 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, pet. denied)
  • Heritage Operating, L.P. v. Barbers Hill Indep. Sch. Dist., 496 S.W.3d 318 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2016, no pet.)
  • Dallas Morning News, Inc. v. Hall, 524 S.W.3d 369 (Tex. App. - Fort Worth 2017, pet. filed)