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District Nine Councilmember

A. Peter Shahid, Jr. 

District Nine Councilmember and 2019 Mayor Pro Tempore 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
    • American Bar Association
  • 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 and Boards and Commission
    • Public Safety Committee, Chair
    • West Ashley Revitalization Committee, Chair
    • Charleston 350th Celebration Committee, Chair
    • Public Works and Utilities Committee
    • Recreation Committee


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A. Peter Shahid, Jr.
District Nine Councilmember

1861 West Battery Lane,
Charleston, SC 29407

Ph: (843) 323-6474