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Richard A. Shaw Receives “Outstanding Attorney of the Year” Service Award

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– San Diego County Bar Association acknowledges nationally recognized business, tax lawyer for outstanding community service –

SAN DIEGO – March 26, 2015Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for over 75 years, announced that Partner Richard A. Shaw was the recipient of the San Diego County Bar Association’s 2015 “Outstanding Attorney of the Year” Service Award.

Richard A. Shaw is a California Certified Specialist in Taxation Law.

A nationally recognized lawyer in taxation, corporate and estate planning, Shaw was selected as an exemplary attorney for his contributions to the legal profession and service to the San Diego community.

“We’re proud of Dick for not only his numerous professional accomplishments, but the many years of community service he’s given to the region,” said Henry Angelino, Executive Director at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “His involvement can be seen on many levels and it’s a top quality that we value and respect at Higgs. This award is very much deserved!”

An active member of the SDCBA for more than 47 years, Shaw served as President of the San Diego County Council Boy Scouts of America, President of the Eagle Scout Alumni Association, President of the San Diego Kiwanis Club, Chair of Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders, Chair of the Corporate Finance Council, founding Incorporator of the San Diego Bar Foundation, Chair of the Kiwanis Foundation and Executive Committee Member for the San Diego Museum of Art, Business Circle. In addition, he is a recipient of the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Silver Antelope Award and Silver Beaver Award given by the Boy Scouts of America. Lastly, Shaw is a nationally respected lecturer, writer and distinguished adjunct professor for the University of San Diego Masters in Tax Law Program where he has taught for 37 years and is known for providing pro bono tax law assistance to young San Diego lawyers.

In practice, Shaw is noted for his service as Chair of the San Diego County Bar Business Law Section, California Bar Tax Section and the American Bar Association’s Tax Section where he has testified before Congress on corporate tax reform and simplification. He has also been prominent as an active executive committee member of the American Tax Policy Institute.

“My commitment to public service will always be a top priority and something that I truly enjoy doing,” said Shaw. “It’s rewarding to be involved with so many great San Diego organizations and helping them fulfill their goals on a local level and beyond.”