After years as a prosecutor for the Administration for Children Services and an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department, he established his own firm specializing in child custody, child support, and matrimonial law.
Settlements outside of Court are the best alternative for both parties. A lengthy trial should be your last resort. Shah uses his negotiation skills to seek fair settlements for his clients. “The attorney-client relationship is important to me. Each client should feel like we are working on the case together, in a partnership,” says Shah. Every case is unique and deserves personalized attention.
If Court proceedings are unavoidable, clients should be confident with the representation they receive. There is no substitute for experience. Shah is a seasoned litigator who will advocate zealously for his clients’ rights. He is a fixture in Family and Supreme Courts, familiar with the people and the process involved.
Shah is currently an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn, where he teaches a course in Family Law to graduate students in the field of mental health treatment. “I believe in the importance of being innovative and well-informed, which is why I find teaching an invaluable experience,” says Shah. Through regularly organized guest lectures and receptions, Shah provides his students with different perspectives and experiences from respected professionals in the area of Family Law. He views the intersection between the law and the mental health profession as key. “The legal process is much more than a resolution to a problem, it is about ensuring the wholesome well-being of the people involved.”
Shah continues to enrich his expertise in the area of family law as a member of the Children and Law committee with the New York City Bar Association, as well as a part of numerous advisory committees in the New York City Family Court. His active involvement in the community extends through his appointment to Community Board #12-Manhattan and as a member of the Board of Directors to the ACACIA Network, a community based group that provides social services to diverse neighborhoods.