Shannon Hadeed, ESQ.
As a former prosecutor, Ms. Hadeed is an experienced litigator in both criminal and civil cases, whether by jury or judge she is a zealous advocate for her clients. While a prosecutor, she trained the Lynchburg police department in subjects such as search warrants, misdemeanor arrests, and driving while intoxicated. She also taught DUI tactics to both troopers and police in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
As a Guardian ad Litem for children, she is well versed in the tactics necessary to evaluate the best interests of the child in custody and divorce cases.
Ms. Hadeed has spent her entire professional career as a litigator. Whether through negotiation or representation in court, Ms. Hadeed represents her clients with a fierce determination.
Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Hadeed served for two and a half years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic before returning to the United States. She is also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, assisting veterans such as her grandfather, Major Rudolph Webster.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Divorce Law, Custody and Support, Immigration, Juvenile & Children’s Law, Traffic Offenses and DUI, Personal Injury
- William and Mary School of Law, Juris Doctor 2004
- Occidental College, B.A. Public Policy, 1998
- Admitted to practice in all state courts in Virginia
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
- United States Immigration Court, Arlington
- United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
- The Supreme Court of Virginia
- Supreme Court of Oregon
- Virginia Beach Bar Association
- Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
- American Immigration Lawyer Association
- Auxiliary American Legion
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Federal Bar Association
HONORS, AWARDS, & ADDITIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- William and Mary School of Law, Dean’s Certificate 2004
- College of William and Mary, Rex Smith Award for excellence in writing
- William and Mary School of Law, Alumni Scholarship, 2001
- The Advocate, Editor-in-Chief, 2003-2004
- Occidental College, Richter Scholar, 1997
- Occidental College, Swan Music Scholar
- Peace Corps Volunteer, Dominican Republic, 1998-2000
“If someone had asked me what I needed or expected from a lawyer when I started my divorce, I would not know how to answer that. As I look back at it now, I can answer that and am glad that Shannon Hadeed was on my side through this long and exhausting process. The most important thing is absolute trust in your attorney. To know that I could tell Shannon anything, have my melt downs and blow ups and no matter what, she always had my back. To have Shannon there to explain things to me so I could understand the issues and what my options were at every turn. To have her keep my kid’s best interest always in the forefront of all decisions was a huge thing as well. To see her defend me vigorously when I was wrongly accused and rip apart the other party was awesome to have her in my corner. To know she would be by my side in court so I didn’t have to face that alone, not once, was huge and calming. To have her be there after hours when I had to solve legal issues I could not on my own. The bottom line is I always knew Shannon always had my back. Even though I was just a client, Shannon cared about me as a person. I was a human being with real legal issues and to know I could depend on her understanding, patience and compassion as an attorney as well as her no nonsense approach was absolutely imperative. She passed all of it with flying colors. She had no issue calling me out when I was being impossible and help me to see the right thing to do, always taking the high road. I would hire no one else because I know I can trust her. If you want an attorney who will stand by your side, who cares about you besides the fees you are paying and will always make sure you are protected to the best of her ability, look no further. Shannon Hadeed is a genuine person who happens to be a damn great attorney. Hire her and you will never be sorry.” – Matt L.