Attorneys - Griess & Shaw, P.C.

Griess & Shaw, P.C. represents individuals and businesses in Eutaw and Greene County Alabama, and throughout West Alabama and the Black Belt in Marengo County, Sumter County, Hale County, Pickens County, Perry County and Tuscaloosa County, including the Cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport.

Walter A. Griess
David T. Shaw


Walter A. Griess

Walter A GriessWalter A. Griess was born August 29, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati in 1967. He received a B.A. degree in English from the University of Alabama in 1971 and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, receiving the J.D. degree in 1974. At UA, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and PLF.

From 1975 to 1976, Mr. Griess was an Assistant city Attorney for the City of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1976, he relocated to Eutaw, Alabama, and began a private practice. In addition to his civil practice, Mr. Griess also served as County Solicitor for Greene County and Assistant District Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit from 1977 to 1992.

In 1997, he formed the law firm of Griess & Shaw, P.C. with David T. Shaw, which continues to this day.

Mr. Griess is a former President of the 17th Judicial circuit Bar Association, and is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Farrah Law Society and the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a former Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Alabama School of Law where he teaches Trial Advocacy. In 2003, Mr. Griess attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School.

Walter is married to Chan Griess. They are members of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, good music and good food.

Walter A. Griess is a member of the Alabama State Bar (1975) and Georgia State Bar (1987), and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.


David T. Shaw

David T ShawDavid T. Shaw was born April 26, 1966 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He attended public schools in Tuscaloosa, and graduated from Central High School in 1984. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served as a combat medic in Germany.

Upon returning to civilian life, David enrolled at the University of Alabama, where he received a B.S. degree in Biology in 1991. He was a member of Army ROTC, a Distinguished Military Graduate, and served as President of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

David is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, receiving the J.D. degree in 1994. He was a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.

In 1993, David began working in Eutaw with Walter A. Griess, first as a law clerk, then as associate attorney, and finally as a partner in the firm of Griess & Shaw, P.C. in 1997. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, real estate, probate and family law. He is a member of the 17th Judicial Circuit Bar Association and is a founding member of the 17th Circuit Drug Court team. David also serves as City Prosecutor for the Eutaw Municipal Court.

David is married to the former Dianna Brown of Tuscaloosa. They have four children, son Tag and daughters Lizzie, Ellen and Katy. He is a member of Forest Lake United Methodist Church. When he's not working, David enjoys playing guitar and banjo, gardening and Boy Scouting.

David T. Shaw is a member of the Alabama State Bar (1994), and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama.

Alabama State Bar requires the following:

"No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers." Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(e) (1997).