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Abdelmageid “John” Abdelhadi 

Abdelmageid “John” Abdelhadi founded the Law Offices of Abdelhadi & Associates in 2007. 


Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Abdelhadi clerked for the Honorable Harold W. Fullilove, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Part.  Following his clerkship, Mr. Abdelhadi served as an assistant prosecutor in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office from 2005-2007.  During his tenure, Mr. Abdelhadi handled the prosecution of both juvenile and adult criminal matters. 

In August 2007, Mr. Abdelhadi left the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to start his own legal practice.  In 2008, Mr. Abdelhadi accepted a position as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Paterson, where he served until 2014.  In 2014, Mr. Abdelhadi was nominated and confirmed as the first Arab-American municipal court judge in the history of the City of Paterson.  He currently serves in this capacity. 

Mr. Abdelhadi also served as Municipal Prosecutor for the Borough of Haledon from 2012-2014. 


Mr. Abdelhadi tirelessly works to achieve the best results possible for his clients.  Clients can expect personalized treatment and honest answers. 

Mr. Abdelhadi grew up in Paterson, literally paces away from where his practice stands today. 


Education
B.A.  Rider University, magna cum laude (2001)
J.D. Seton Hall University, School of Law (2004)

Bar Memberships​
New Jersey (2004)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Shabbir Q. Shehabuddin joined the Law Offices of Abdelhadi & Associates in 2008, shortly after its formation. 

In law school, Mr. Shehabuddin served as Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Journal.  During this time, he interned in the district office of U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg.  He also served as an intern for the Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. 

Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Shehabuddin clerked for the Honorable Harold W. Fullilove, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Part.  Following his clerkship, Mr. Shehabuddin worked briefly as in-house counsel for a non-profit organization prior to joining Abdelhadi & Associates.   

Mr. Shehabuddin has received remarkable results for the Firm’s clients. 

Mr. Shehabuddin has successfully resolved criminal matters for the Firm’s clients pre-trial and litigated them at trial.  Mr. Shehabuddin has also effectively advised and represented the Firm’s clients in matters involving divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, and post-divorce dissolution and enforcement issues.  In 2011, Mr. Shehabuddin represented a father in the defense of a petition brought by the mother under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Mr. Shehabuddin resolutely works to further the goals of our clients. 

Mr. Shehabuddin grew up in Toronto, Canada, and has spent some time in India. 

 

Primary Areas of Practice
Family Law
Criminal Law – State and Municipal Matters
Immigration – Employment-based
Civil Litigation
Residential Real Estate Transactions


Education
B.A.  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, cum laude (2002)
J.D. Seton Hall University, School of Law (2005) 

Bar Memberships​
New Jersey (2006)
New York (2008)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


Notable Cases:​
F.H.U. v. A.C.U., 427 N.J. Super. 354 (2012).

Shabbir Q. Shehabuddin