Attorney Info

Peter Vaughan Shaver Esq. is a Portland, Oregon-based arts and entertainment attorney, focusing on intellectual property law, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer and Internet law, entertainment, music and art law and more.

Mr. Shaver works extensively with creative people of all types and has extensive experience with arts-related businesses and organizations.

Mr. Shaver has presented workshops and lectures to groups such as: The Art Institute of Portland, The University of Oregon – School of Law, Portland State University, Marylhurst University, Oregon College of Arts & Crafts (OCAC), The American Federation of Musicians – AFM 99, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Community College – Sylvania, Portland Community College – Cascade, The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), The American Society of Media Photographers, The Graphic Artists Guild / AIGA (Portland Chapters), The Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators, The Women’s Caucus for Art, The Northwest Book Publishers Association, The Portland Photographers Forum, The Siren Nation Festival, The Willamette Writers Group, Self-Employed Creative Professionals (Portland Chapter), Portland Community Access TV, KPSU-AM’s “ARTSTAR” radio show, The Techgraphics New Media Conference, The Portland ‘Zine Symposium, and The Core Source – Women’s business workshop.

Peter has also written or co-written articles on entertainment law issues for various music publications including Tape Op Magazine, Crave Magazine, The Music Liberation Project and Oregon Music News.


The University of Oregon – School of Law, Eugene, OR
• J. D., 1998, Certificate in Intellectual Property

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
• B. A., English Literature, minor in Journalism and Communications.

Member – Oregon State Bar (Bar # 991075)