About Shaw Law Firm, LLC

Compassionate Charleston Divorce Attorney

At Shaw Law Firm, LLC, we believe everyone deserves quality representation: honest counsel, tenacious advocacy, experienced guidance. Our divorce lawyers offer the compassionate, insight you need to protect your rights, your interests, and your family.

We believe knowledge is power. We educate our clients of the law, their rights, and their available options, so they can make important decisions with confidence. At Shaw Law Firm, LLC, we help you set and achieve realistic goals, so you can move on to the next chapter of your life.

We Can Help You Navigate Family Court!

As a caring family law firm, we understand the complicated process of family court can be overwhelming. Our firm can deliver the reassuring and perceptive guidance you need as you navigate through your divorce or other family law proceedings. Additionally, we have extensive experience in our local legal system and possess a keen awareness of the nuances and judicial tendencies that may impact the outcome of your case. We always strive for a quick resolution, but are prepared to go the distance to ensure your rights are protected.

Whether your case can be handled through mediation, negotiation, or trial, Shaw Law Firm, LLC can deliver the discerning counsel and unwavering representation you need. We will be by your side every step of the way.

Our Dedicated Family Law Team

attorney Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw

Senior Attorney Heather Shaw has been practicing law in South Carolina Family Courts for over ten years, where she is known to be a tough, compassionate advocate for families from all walks of life. In addition to her experience in divorce, custody, and contempt issues, Heather takes great pride and enjoyment in facilitating adoption proceedings for families of all types.

Heather is a mother to four children and has served as a foster parent for Charleston County Department of Social Services. Her personal experience gives her unique insight into Family Court proceedings. In addition to her work in Family Court, Heather takes on select civil litigation clients, including personal injury work with a focus on children’s injuries. Heather is originally from Michigan. She is a graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.


Stephanie Alexander

Associate Attorney Stephanie Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, a master’s degree in sociology and social policy (with honors) from the American University, Washington, DC, and a Juris Doctor (with honors) from the Charleston School of Law. During her career, she has worked in international development and health advocacy on Capitol Hill, written three nationally best-selling novels, and owned her own professional ghostwriting and editing business. She currently practices family law in South Carolina.

Stephanie is a divorced mother of three, and has great empathy for her clients as they navigate the difficult transitions associated with family law proceedings. She knows firsthand the complicated emotions her clients experience: fear, frustration, worry, relief, and sometimes, anger. She knows that if children are involved, their interests must be paramount. She realizes that people are unfamiliar with the process—they sometimes make mistakes. From Stephanie’s personal experience, however, she also believes that, with the right legal team, even a difficult divorce or a complicated custody action can result in positive outcomes, including healthier relationships and interactions, for everyone involved.


Karen Berry Divorce Lawyer

Karen Berry

Paralegal Karen Berry is a graduate of the College of Charleston. She has worked with the Shaw Law Firm for eight years, and is an invaluable member of our team. Karen takes great pride in ensuring that each client has a positive experience working with our firm, from the first contact to the closure of his or her case. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and always willing to go the extra mile.


Shaw Law Firm, LLC believes communication is paramount for a positive attorney / client relationship.
We invite you to contact us so we can get to know you, your concerns, and describe how we may assist you.

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