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District Nine Councilmember


A. Peter Shahid, Jr. 

District Nine Councilmember Peter Shahid was elected to office November, 2015 as the Charleston City Councilmember for District 9.  He is a practicing attorney in areas such as criminal defense, family law, and personal injury and is married to Mary Shahid, a practicing environmental law attorney at Nexsen Pruet.  They have three children together: Peter, James, and Julia.  Councilmember Shahid graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1978, and the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1981.  He is a native of Charleston and resides in West Ashley.

Councilmember Shahid has been a sole practitioner at the Shahid Law Office, LLC (1997-current). He was appointed as an Associate Municipal Judge for the Town of Mt. Pleasant (1997-2006) and was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina (1988-1997). He was a partner in the law firm of Shahid and Taylor(1984-1988) and was an Assistant Public Defender, Charleston County (1981-1984).” 

  • Admissions to Practice in the following Courts
    • U.S. Supreme Court – 2000
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit – 1989
    • U.S. District Court – District of South Carolina -1984
    • State of South Carolina – 1981
  • Professional Associations
    • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Charleston County Bar Association Executive Committee
    • Public Defender Corporation Board
    • American Bar Association
    • National Diocesan Attorneys Association
    • National Trial Lawyers
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Honoree - 2016
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – 2014, 2015, and 2016
    • Who’s Who of American Students, USC – 1978
    • Who’s Who of American Students, USC School of Law – 1981
  • Clubs and Activities
    • Rotary Club of Charleston
    • Hibernian Society, Charleston, SC
    • Florence Crittenton Executive Board (Past President)
    • University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association Co-Chair
    • Harleston Village Neighborhood Association (Past President)
    • Member of the Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
  • Standing Committees
    • Public Safety Committee
    • Public Works and Utilities Committee
    • Recreation Committee

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A. Peter Shahid, Jr.
District Nine Councilmember
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1861 West Battery Lane,
Charleston, SC 29407

Ph: (843) 323-6474