Shavar D. JeffriesShavar D. Jeffries is Counsel to the firm and a member of the Criminal Defense Department. Mr. Jeffries is an Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall School of Law where he teaches Criminal Law, as well as a Civil Litigation Clinic in the Law School's Center for Social Justice. He is also an elected member of the Newark Public School Board.
In 2008, he served as Counsel to Attorney General Anne Milgram, where he advised the Attorney General on legal issues and served as a liaison in the Office of the Attorney General to many of the divisions within the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Mr. Jeffries has also dedicated much of his career to public service, holding positions as a Gibbons Fellow, a professor for the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School where he and his students represented clients pro-bono in major public interest and civil-rights cases, and Co-Director of the Law School's Urban Revitalization Project.
EducationColumbia Law School (J.D., 1999)
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Managing Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Duke University (B.A., 1996)
Professional AdmissionsState of New Jersey
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Professional ActivitiesMember, Newark Public Schools Board
Chairman, Boys & Girls’ Clubs of Newark
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Garden State Bar Association
Judicial Clerkship(s)Law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1999-2000