Jalal “Jay” Shehadeh
Jay Shehadeh exceled in law school. He graduated at the top of his class, was the managing editor of law review, and served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association (the law student governing body). As part of his law school experience, he was awarded a Gubernatorial Fellowship where he worked in the Executive Office of Governor Charlie Crist. There he built an intimate understanding of Florida’s government workings which continues to serve Jay and his clients to this day.
After law school, Jay went on to build his trial and litigation experience at the State Attorney’s Office. Though all new Assistant State Attorneys start in the misdemeanor division, Jay quickly excelled within the office and moved up to the general felony division in record time. Next, Jay went on to work in a specialized unit within the felony division where he prosecuted crimes of physical and sexual abuse against the weakest of victims, children. At the State Attorney’s Office, Jay built an intimate familiarity with the courtroom, a strong understanding of litigation, and the ability to litigate a case in a way that results in a favorable outcome.