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John Shahady practices in the area of commercial litigation, focusing on business litigation and appellate practice. He has handled numerous jury and non-jury trials, and appeals, in state and federal courts. He was formerly a magistrate judge for Broward County, presiding over non-criminal traffic matters. He received his undergraduate degree from Guilford College, where he participated in intercollegiate football, and received his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Akron.
Mr. Shahady has an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The AV Rating is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for an attorney and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that an attorney has been rated by Judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards, and is awarded to less than fourteen percent of all attorneys across the United States. Mr. Shahady has been named in the 2012 edition of South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers in Appellate Law. Visit http://www.law.com/jsp/law/ads.jsp?p=southflorida_reprints to view or upload the magazine.
Mr. Shahady is board certified by The Florida Bar in both business litigation and appellate practice. According to The Florida Bar, “Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice”. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Mr. Shahady is one of only two attorneys in the State of Florida with this dual certification, meaning that he has been designated as a specialist in all aspects of business litigation, from its inception through trial and the appellate process.
Mr. Shahady has represented clients in appeals in the Florida District Courts of Appeal, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Florida. His significant reported opinions are as follows:
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John is a skilled litigator and appellate attorney with numerous successful verdicts and appeals to his credit. I often seek John's opinion on procedural and evidentiary matters; and I regularly refer clients to him for contract disputes and appeals.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Board Certified - Business Litigation||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2012|
|South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers||LexisNexis||2012|
|Board Certified - Appellate Practice||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2011|
|Partner||Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Keechl||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Adorno & Yoss PA||2002 - 2011|
|Partner||Houston & Shahady, PA||1994 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association, Appellate Practice||Member||1994 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1994 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section||N/A||1994 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||N/A||1994 - Present|
|Jury Verdict in Clients Favor for 3.3 Million||Verdict in client's favor for $3.3 million including $2.65 million in punitive damages.|
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|University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center||Law||JD||1993|
|University of Akron||Finance||MBA||1993|