Shah-Khan, 45, has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He will oversee Monroeâ€™s legal department, including its Assistant City Attorney and administrative support staff. He will serve as chief legal counsel to Monroeâ€™s City Council, while also providing legal opinions and reviews of city ordinances, resolutions and amendments, and overseeing the representation of the city in all legal matters.
Shah-Khan served most recently as City Attorney of Greensboro. Previous to that he served as Assistant City Attorney and Senior Assistant City Attorney in Charlotte from 2002 through 2012. As a Senior Assistant City Attorney, he was responsible for serving as Charlotteâ€™s legal counsel for its clerkâ€™s office and was the cityâ€™s first-ever designated public-records attorney.
Before joining the City of Charlotte, Shah-Khan was a civil litigator at two Charlotte law firms: Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP and Poyner Spruill LLP. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Duke University and a law degree from Mercer University. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Georgia.