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Jalal Shehadeh

Jalal Shehadeh

also known as Jay Shehadeh

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About Me

Jay Shehadeh focuses his practice on the areas he knows best, Business, Real Estate and Criminal Defense.

Having grown up in a family of entreprenaurs, and becoming an entreprenaur himself, Jay Shehadeh built a strong understanding of a Small Business' legal needs. Jay coincided his real world business experience with formal business classess at Florida Atlantic University, where he recieved a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Following his Bachelor's Degree, Jay went on to attend law school at Florida International University College of Law. In Law School, Jay excelled amongst his peers. For his third year, Jay was selected to become a Gubernatorial Fellow with Governor Charlie Crist, where he worked to further the Governor's legislative priorities in the Governor's Office of Policy and Budget in the Capital Building in Tallahassee. Jay eventually graduated cum laude from his law school.

After law school, Jay began his legal career as a Prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office. There, Jay built an intimate comfort for the court room and a strong familiarity with the inner court workings. He started in the Misdemeanor division, building an expertise in DUI law. Jay then went on to prosecute a miriad of serious felonies, especially in the areas of White Collar Crime, Drug Possessions and Homicides. Jay concluded his time with the State Attorney's Office as part of an elite prosecution unit, the Crimes Against Children Unit, where Jay prosecuted physical and sexual abuse crimes that were committed against minors.

Having built a deep understanding of Business, Criminal Law and the inner workings of Government, Jay now uses all that he has learned to protect his clients.


Languages Spoken: Arabic

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Practice Areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Real Estate: 50%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Orlando Gonzalez

    I endorse this lawyer. Jay is an excellent lawyer! I worked on several criminal/forfeiture matters wherein Jay zealously represented his clients. He is honest, dependable and forthright. A true professional-he gets things done.


    Orlando Gonzalez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Adam Gruder Wasch

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Jay for a long time, and he is a respected attorney in his community. I consult with him on a variety of legal matters.


    Adam Wasch Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Jay Shehadeh, P.A.

305 South Andrews Avenue
Suite 710
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

*By appointment only:

5667 NW 36th St
Miami Springs, FL, 33166



FLMember in Good Standing200909/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Florida Bar Leadership Academy FellowThe Florida Bar2015
Hoffman Public Service AwardFlorida Gubernatorial Fellowship2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
In House CounselU.S. Century Bank2014 - Present
Assistant State Attorney, Crimes Against Children UnitState Attorney's Office 10th Judicial Circuit Of Florida2009 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida BarLeadership Academy Fellow2015 - Present
Children's Home SocietyBoard Member2012 - Present
Connect FloridaMember of Class II2011 - 2012
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. VPSignificant charge reduction to a misdemeanor.
State v. A.O.Case dismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida International University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2009
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law Talk RadioCrimes Against Children2012