Covington
114 W. Liberty Ave., Suite 300
Covington, TN 38019

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

Raised in McNairy County, Amber focuses her practice on helping people throughout West Tennessee. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, ranging from catastrophic injury claims, like representing those injured in car wrecks to products liability injuries, as well as unraveling fraudulent schemes on behalf of injured parties. Trial work has shaped her practice over the last fifteen years, and she has tried cases in Shelby, Dyer, Tipton, Lauderdale, Hardeman counties – even traveling into Middle Tennessee.

Prior to joining Harris Shelton, Amber practiced with her longtime mentor and former law partner, the venerable J. Houston Gordon, for twelve years. Handling both jury and bench trials, Ms. Shaw considers it a privilege to represent individuals and business owners at a time that is often difficult and overwhelming.

Amber has conducted numerous depositions, arguments, motions, trial examinations, and has experience with appeals. Licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi, her notable cases include:

  • Meals ex rel Meals v. Ford Motor Company, 417 S.W.3d 414 (Tenn. 2013) (Upholding an award of $43,800,000)
  • Skarbrevik v. Personal Representative of Estate of Brown, 2015 Tenn.App. LEXIS 910 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2015) (Finding coverage to exist in the amount of $1,000,000 on a disputed policy of coverage)
  • Orlowski v. Bates, 146 F.Supp.3d 908 (W.D.Tenn. 2015) (Further defining the prejudgment attachment statute in the state of Tennessee in the context of temporary and preliminary injunctions)
  • State v. Bargery, 2017 Tenn.Crim.App. LEXIS 902 (2017) (Reversal of a double homicide conviction)
  • Burrell v. Tipton County Election Commission, 2022 US App LEXIS 28934 (6th Cir. 2022) (Upholding dismissal of an improperly filed election challenge)
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Lambuth University, B.A. in Communications, 2000

Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee, 2007
  • Mississippi, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • All state courts of Tennessee
  • All state courts of Mississippi
  • US District Court, Western District, Tennessee
  • US District Court, Northern District, Mississippi
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards and Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Women
  • Tipton County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Woman of the Year
  • Memphis Area Legal Services Tipton County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Products Liability
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2023, 2024

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association (Fellow)
  • Tipton County Bar Association (Past President)
  • Super Lawyers

Civic and Community Involvement

  • First Presbyterian Church, Covington
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region, Vice President, Board of Directors
  • Memphis Area Legal Services, Board Member
  • Downtown Covington Association, Member
  • Covington Economic Development Corporation, Member