Khalifah L. Shabazz is a distinguished attorney with a dynamic career spanning multiple states, including New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. As a proud, lifelong Paterson, New Jersey resident, Khalifah has dedicated her career to legal excellence, particularly in municipal law.

Her journey in law began with a law degree from the City University of New York School of Law, with a particular focus on trial advocacy. Khalifah’s prowess as a litigator was quickly recognized in her early role as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, where she became known for her tenacity and skill in the Trial Bureau.

Khalifah’s expertise extends to various legal domains, notably in defending municipalities, school boards, and municipal utilities, with remarkable success. Her time as Corporation Counsel for Paterson and East Orange is marked by significant contributions to municipal litigation defense, employment law, real estate and taxation, redevelopment, and worker’s compensation.

In the realm of education law, Khalifah’s impact is equally profound. She has adeptly represented urban school districts like East Orange, Paterson Public Schools, and the Jersey City Board of Education, addressing complex legal challenges with expertise and finesse.

Khalifah continues to offer her extensive legal knowledge to various municipalities and school boards across New Jersey. Her reputation as a versatile and respected trial attorney is bolstered by her ability to cater to diverse clients, stemming from her vast experience in multiple legal areas.

At the core of Khalifah’s practice is a deep-seated commitment to justice and community service, making her an accomplished lawyer and a true legal pillar.