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Aggressive representation throughout Arkansas

We are a full service law firm offering our services throughout Arkansas with over forty years of combined experience.

The Shaw Firm serves Conway, Russellville, Little Rock, Morrilton, Perryville, Hot Springs, Heber Springs, Bryant, Cabot and the rest of Arkansas.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Have you been charged with a crime? Are you looking to file for divorce? Do you have concerns about your estate or end of life questions? The Shaw Firm offers the knowledge and tools to help you navigate these types of difficult legal issues in addition to a full range of legal services.

We handle a variety of cases statewide. These areas of practice include criminal defense, appellate litigation, civil litigation, juvenile law, education law, employment, commercial transactions, social security/disability, estate planning, wills and trusts, divorces, family law, banking law, and more.

The Shaw Firm has a combined total experience of more than forty years. We encourage you to contact us to request a free consultation. If you would like to reach us to schedule an appointment you may do so through our contact page. Please take a moment to include a brief description of what you are wanting to discuss in the form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Frank E. Shaw

Frank Shaw has practiced law in Conway for over 36 years and has been named Conway’s Best Attorney multiple times, most recently in 2017. He belongs to the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and is a charter Founding member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Shaw served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton for 10 years. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Arkansas for twelve years. Shaw received his Juris Doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Arkansas.

For over three decades now Frank has committed his private practice to providing aggressive criminal defense representation throughout Arkansas on often difficult felony and federal cases. In addition to his criminal defense work, he has assisted private businesses in rezoning property for commercial use and helping to bring national chains such as Wal-Mart and Kum & Go into Faulkner County.

Frank's areas of practice are criminal defense and property rezoning.

Lauren Elenbaas

Lauren M. Elenbaas was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2008, she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. While attending Grand Valley State University, Ms. Elenbaas was selected to serve as a political campaigns intern for the Strategic Communications Group. Through this experience she had the opportunity to contribute to a variety of campaigns in the West Michigan area, most notably the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain. Shortly thereafter, she began attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where she received a J.D., with Honors, in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Elenbaas received Top Paper honors for her achievements in the field of Disability Law and was named the Overall Champion of the 2011 Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition. As a result of her success, Ms. Elenbaas was named to the UALR Moot Court Board and represented her school in the prestigious Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition in Brooklyn, New York. During this time, Ms. Elenbaas also served as a law clerk for the Arkansas Office of the Attorney General, the Pulaski County Public Defender, and the Law Office of Cox, Sterling & McClure.

Ms. Elenbaas’ prior experience also includes her tenure as an Associate Attorney for the Laser Law Firm, a corporate insurance defense firm located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and additional experience in non-profit administration through her years of service as the Community Development Coordinator for the Home Place of Texas, a non-profit organization specializing in education and job training of adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Currently, Ms. Elenbaas focuses her practice in the areas of Criminal Defense and Administrative Law. She serves as an At-Large Board Member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was recently named to Women’s Inc. Remarkable Women in Business in Faulkner County.

Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Defense
- Administrative Law
- Appellate Litigation
- Business Document Drafting

Jenny Jackson

Jenny Jackson of Conway has solid experience both inside and outside the practice of law, which has greatly helped to define her current career as an attorney at The Shaw Firm in Conway.

After owning the Jackson Law Firm for seven years and practicing in Arkansas and Louisiana, Jenny joined forces with Frank Shaw at the beginning of 2016. In Arkansas, her practice primarily focuses on family law, probate, and estate planning.

"I am also a qualified attorney ad litem representing children in custody disputes and recommending to the parties and the Court what I believe is in the best interest of the children involved," she added.

Jenny is a self-proclaimed "Army brat," and seems to have that team mentality when it comes to how a law practice should operate. "I don't believe in the traditional hierarchy that lawyers are somehow more important in the organization than non-lawyers. I believe everyone has a role to play and that we are all equals and no one member of a firm is more important than another."

The future will be busy for Jenny and the Conway firm, as she envisions expansions in staff and services.

"One of the services we are offering next year is domestic relations and probate mediation. I am in the process of becoming a certified mediator and we are excited to provide this service to the community. Mediation allows parties to reach a practical agreement that works for them and their family, rather than having to live with a decision rendered by the court that may not suit the needs of the family," she said.

Jenny has a well-rounded education, having earned a bachelor of science in International Business from Western International University in Phoenix, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock. "I am a Faulkner County Master Gardener, an at-large member of the City of Conway Tree Board, and a member of the Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild.

Jenny is married to Conway native Michael Jackson.

“I see myself living in Conway for the rest of my life. It's a great town with great people, and there really is no reason to live somewhere else (unless, maybe, I win the lottery!)."