Joshua W. ShawJoshua W. Shaw

Joshua W. Shaw brings to Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc. more than 23 years of successfully representing a variety of clients before the Legislature and Administration, and is a founding Partner of the firm. Mr. Shaw is recognized as one of Sacramento’s leading transportation policy advocates, having worked on behalf of statewide transportation associations, individual transportation agencies, the construction management industry, and local and regional planning agencies. Mr. Shaw also represents several of the firm’s local government clients, and offers experience in a variety of policies that affect cities. He started his public policy career with Edward. R. Gerber & Associates, Inc. in 1990, and progressively took on more responsible roles, including being named the Executive Director of the California Transit Association in 1999. He has also managed other organizations providing infrastructure financing and liability insurance tools to the transportation industry.

Mr. Shaw’s government advocacy duties and experience at the firm include: drafting legislative language; reviewing, tracking and analyzing legislative bills, public laws, and agency regulations, including Federal laws; monitoring legislative committee and agency hearings; testifying at hearings; maintaining cordial and cooperative relationships with key legislators, legislative staff and committee consultants, and administrative agency staff, including in the Governor’s Office; coordinating legislative strategies with other interest groups and related associations; and, maintaining liaison with clients regarding pending legislative issues and developing strategies to move client interests forward.

He recently finished serving a term on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation Association, as Vice Chair of State Affairs.  Mr. Shaw is also a founding Partner of Strategic Local Government Services, LLC (SLGS).

Mr. Shaw holds a Master of Arts degree in American Government and Politics & Public Administration, from the University of California at Davis, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, from the University of California at Santa Barbara.