Jorden Shaw joined Baron & Budd’s Opioid Litigation Group in 2019. She works with the firm’s document review team to make sure our clients receive the best representation in the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis.
Ms. Shaw was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. An early desire to seek a career in law led Ms. Shaw to enroll in Richardson High School Magnet School Law Program. She attended Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, on a full tennis scholarship, where her continuing interest in law led her to seek a degree in political science – pre-law. As a member of the national political science honor society, Phi Sigma Alpha, Ms. Shaw maintained a better than 3.7 GPA average. She graduated with honors in 2011, having earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science pre-law.
A keen desire to help people navigate their way through the frequently complex vagaries of the legal system prompted Jorden Shaw to enroll in The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois in 2013. While there, she spent six months acting as assistant to the State’s Attorney in the Illinois Domestic Violence Division. She also interned with the Johns Marshall Law School Fair Housing Clinic and served as vice president of the Black Law Student Association.
With Juris Doctor in hand, Ms. Shaw returned to her roots in Dallas, Texas, and spent several years as an attorney with a small personal injury firm, where she honed her legal research skills and negotiated contracts, settled claims, and argued cases in court. But the yearn to make a real difference in the lives of others inspired Ms. Shaw to loftier aspirations. “The move to a major law firm with a stellar reputation like Baron & Budd, with attorneys who litigate on a national level and who bring about significant ‘quality of life’ changes to individuals and communities facing crises like the current opioid epidemic, was an indisputable goal for me”, she says.
Jorden Shaw is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois and Texas, and is admitted to the United States District Court Northern District of Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, baking, and arts and crafts.
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (J.D., 2016)
Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana (B.S. Political Science, cum laude, 2011)
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
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