Former Judge George A. Shahood


Emory University, B.A., 1959; Mercer University, L.L.B., 1968.

Legal Offices & Positions:

Chief Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, July 1, 2007-November 30, 2008; Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1995-2009; Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court Judge, 1981-95; Broward County Court Judge, 1978-81; City of Dania, Municipal Court Judge, 1970-77; Private law practice, 1968-78.

Honors & Awards:

Recipient of Senior Citizens Award, Southeast Focal Point Center, Jewish Community of South Broward, April 1981; recipient of Florida Sheriff's Advisory Council, Tribute to Judiciary for Outstanding Service and Achievement, June 4, 1993.

Judicial & Bar Activities:

The Florida Bar 1968-present; Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, 1978-82, Chair 1980; Judicial Nominating Procedure Committee, 1988-94; Broward County Bar Association, 1968-95; Law Library Committee, 1981-82; Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1989-95; The South Broward Bar Association, 1968-78; The American Bar Association, 1968-96; Member, Judicial Immunity Committee, 1986-88; Discussion Group Leader, National Judicial College, 1982-Graduate Evidence Course; 1984-Decision Making Course; American Judges Association, 1983-present; Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, The Florida Bar, 1998-present; State of Florida Deferred Compensation Advisory Council, 1993-95, Judicial Representative.

Other Civic Activities:

Guest Lecturer, Broward County Police Academy, 1983; Dania Chamber of Commerce, 1968-95, Director, 1971-74, President, 1972-73; Eureka Lodge No. 269, Free and Accepted Masons, 1972-present; The Rotary Club, 1968-78, Vice-President, 1978; The American Legion, 1968-present; United States Army, 1960-62.