Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq. is an award winning trial lawyer based in Portland, Oregon. He is one of few lawyers in Oregon to be awarded the Presidential Award by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association for lifetime achievement in the field of law. He is one of few Oregon lawyers and judges selected for the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been named to Super Lawyers (the Top 5% of Oregon lawyers) in multiple years. He is the leading author in the U.S. on the subject of insurance bodily injury claim software (including Colossus, Liability Navigator and ClaimIQ), the computer software systems used by most auto insurers in the United States for evaluating personal injury claims. In the past, Dr. DeShaw has served as a resource for media such as CNN, MSNBC, BusinessWeek, A.M. Best, and other national media on the topic of insurance claims practices.
DeShaw is considered one of the most influential plaintiff lawyers in the United States through his legal publishing company Trial Guides; "Trial Guides and its founder, Aaron DeShaw, have armed, honed, and inspired more plaintiff's attorneys than anything else this century." Leading trial consultant David Ball Ph.D., author of the landmark legal books David Ball on Damages, Reptile, and Damages Evolving.