Shadia's Qualifications

Career History

Tadros Law Office, P.C. 2008-present

Syracuse, NY

Managing Attorney
Litigation Practice servicing legal issues as diverse as its clients; these cases have included State and Federal civil litigation and criminal defense, immigration, domestic relations, corporate law and tax. In addition to local police ordinances and laws, firm also represents clients in city, county, state and federal administrative investigations such as tobacco, lottery, alcohol, and SNAP violations. Responsible for all aspects of cases from inception and investigation through appeal. Oversee all responsibilities of firm above and beyond litigation, including management of a large caseload, human resources, business development and administration.


Gildin Zelenitz & Shapiro, P.C. 2007-2008

Queens, NY

Litigation associate reported and directly accountable to partners. Handled over 100 cases including state and special administrative hearings, civil, Article 78 proceedings, commercial, criminal defense, landlord/tenant and matrimonial. Authorized and responsible for all aspects of litigation including trials, hearings, investigations, settlement negotiations and conferences, drafting motions, pleadings, and memorandums of law; many times appearing in multiple courts and on multiple cases in one day. Firm’s geographic practice area and offices encompassed the entire New York City Tri-State area, Long Island, Westchester and Orange County.


Avelino Nitkewicz, LLP 2006

New York, NY

Litigation associate worked closely with the senior partner on litigation and pre- litigation matters for civil, negligence and medical malpractice claims as well as filed securities claims with the SEC against brokers for fraud and misconduct. Researched and drafted memoranda of law for senior partners as well as researched and drafted various motions and briefs filed with court. Worked with clients at all stages of the case, preparing the client and the files for trial and pre- trial discovery and strategy.


Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) 2005

York, PA

Legal Fellow
Developed training manual, policies and practices under the supervision of Director, who has since been appointed as a Federal Immigration Judge for the San Francisco. Provided advice and research support to managing attorney and board members as well as local members of the bar. Advocated for alien detainees seeking asylum and relief from deportation proceedings under the Convention against Torture. Interviewed and assisted detainees held at the York County Prison, a maximum security detention facility to prepare him or her for their Immigration Court proceedings.


Education and Credentials

The Pennsylvania State University

Juris Doctorate, Dickinson School of Law, December 2006
Masters Degree in Public Administration, Harrisburg school of Public Affairs.

  • Certificate of International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, McGill University
  • Middle Eastern Law Students Assoc. (MELSA); Founder and President
  • Public Interest Law Fellowship (PILF)

Bachelor of Arts, English, Long Island University, May 2003

New York State Bar, Admitted June 2007

New Jersey State Bar, Admitted August 2007

Eastern District of New York, Admitted January 2008

Northern District of New York, Admitted March 2008

Public and Community Service

  • Awarded 2017 Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga Pro Bono Champion of the Year

  • Community Economic Development, volunteer attorney

  • Elder Law Fair, volunteer attorney

  • Rescue Mission Legal Outreach, volunteer attorney

  • Immigration Clinic, volunteer attorney