Born in Asbury Park, N.J., Judge Shebell received his B.A., an LL.B. and J.D. from Rutgers University, where he was President of the Student Bar Association and President of Phi Delta Phi.
Judge Shebell received his L.L.M. from the University of Virginia Law School.
Admitted to the Bar of New Jersey in 1960 and New York in 1990, he sat as a Judge of the Monmouth County Court, 1976-1978; was appointed to the Superior Court in 1978; served as Assignment Judge, Vicinage #9, 1980-1983. Judge Shebell was appointed to the Appellate Division of Superior Court in 1983, retiring in 1998 after serving as Presiding Judge of Part G for many years, and on occasion, serving temporary appointments on the Supreme Court. Judge Shebell is a highly-valued member of the firm and serves its clients in an of counsel capacity. In other words, he provides guidance and insight to the firm’s partners and associates on the handling of specific legal matters and client affairs. In addition, Judge Shebell continues his own practice in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration of complex civil litigation.