Adam M. Shaw is a partner at Western Justice Associates in the Missoula office. He began his legal career in 2010 with the law firm Erb & Suenram in Dillon, Montana where he handled a broad array of cases but focused on litigation. Before joining Western Justice Associates, Adam was a shareholder with the Billings and Missoula law firm of Brown Law Firm. For nine years Adam handled the defense of insureds in cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage, bad faith, products liability, property claims, and agricultural loss claims. In 2023, Adam chose to join Western Justice Associates to use his legal skills to help Montanans. His knowledge of the insurance industry and experience with the defense of claims is invaluable to helping injured and wronged Montanans navigate the legal and insurance process.
Adam has the highest possible rating of both legal ability and ethical standards of AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell®. He has also been listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2016. Adam has successfully tried and litigated cases in Montana state district courts as well as Montana federal courts. He has handled appeals to the Montana Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Adam received his juris doctorate from the University of Montana School of law in 2010 where he served as president of the Student Bar Association and was awarded the Student Leadership Award by the law school dean. Prior to attending law school in Montana, Adam played junior college baseball in Arizona and ultimately received his B.A. in history from Arizona State University.
Adam serves on the board of the Western Montana Bar Association. He has served as president of Hellgate Hunters and Anglers and remains on the board where he advocates for public land access and maintaining Montana’s rich hunting and fishing heritage.
Adam lives in Missoula, Montana where he avidly pursues his outdoor interests including fly-fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, and training his bird dog, Gus. Whenever he is not practicing law or watching his eight-year-old twin boys play sports, Adam is constantly adventuring across Montana with his sons and wife.