Professional Experience:

  • RI House of Representatives 2012-Present
    -Warwick RI District 23

  • State House Profile
    -5 year 2007-2012 member of The Rhode Island Judicial Tenure and Dicipline Board

  • Shekarchi Law Offices (September 1995-Present)
    -Established private practice in closings and real estate litigation for commercial and residential clients.
    -Zoning, land use permitting, and administrative representation.
    -Legal Counsel to The Warwick Housing Authority; representing the authority in various capacities and duties including personnel, HUD regulations, union negotiations, contracts, evictions, open meetings, and real estate matters.

  • Department of Transportation, State of RI, Legal Counsel (January 1995-September 1995)
    -Chief legislative liaison to the General Assembly.
    -Draft, monitor, lobby departmental legislation.

  • Office of the Governor, State of RI, Associate Legal Counsel/ Director of Legislation (December 1992-January 1995)
    -Responsible for introduction, management and passage of entire legislative agenda for the Executive Department and various state agencies; including lobbying, floor management and drafting the transmittal of veto messages.

  • Office of the Mayor, City of Warwick, RI, Deputy Chief of Staff/ Assistant City Solicitor (November 1990-December 1992)
    -Supervised and directed Mayoral Staff, conducted weekly Director’s meetings, served as on-staff legal counsel to the Mayor on government and legal issues.
    -Provided legal counsel to Zoning Board, Board of Public Safety and City Council.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of Rhode Island Bar Association, Spring 1991

  • Member of Washington, DC Bar Association, Winter 1992

  • Member of Rhode Island Federal District Court, June 1994

  • Member of United States Supreme Court, April 2000

  • Chairman, Rhode Island Dealers Hearing Board, June 1991-2001

  • Legal Counsel, Warwick Housing Authority, February 1995-Present

  • Member, Coastal Resource Management Council, 2001-2006

RI Title Companies - Agent/Approved Attorney

  • Stewart Title Company
  • Commonwealth Land and Lawyer's Title Insurance Company
  • CATIC Title Insurance Corporation
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

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