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Board Member and BBQ Pit Master
Robert Shalhoub, Esq.

 

September 15, 2016 - Bob Shalhoub has been a long standing member of the Legal Aid Society Board of Directors.  He served as President from 2003-2004.   Bob and his wonderful wife Bernadette, introduced Legal Aid to the concept of Gift Gathering Galas and they hosted the very first one in their home. Due to their efforts, the Gift Gathering Galas are now an essential part of creating an amazing silent auction at our Pro Bono Recognition Evening.  Bob has also been the Chairman of our Cup of Justice Golf Classic tournament for the past 16 years.

Bob and Bernadette received our first ever ...And Justice For All Award in 1999.

He is a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Specialist, founding member of the Susan Greenberg Family Law Inns of Court as a Master, President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida League of Cities.

He has received the highest rating for an attorney by Martindale Hubbell as well as being recognized for high professional legal standards and ethics by the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.  He has achieved board certification in family law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He is a member of The Nation’s Top One Percent of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Bob was instrumental in establishing the paralegal program over 38 years ago at Palm Beach State College, where he began as the program’s first adjunct professor!

In addition, he is also the current Mayor of The Town of Lake Clarke Shores.  He has been Mayor nine times since taking office 23 years ago. 

What many people may not know about Bob is that he is a pit master second to none.   He has cooked at the Memphis in May BBQ Competition for three consecutive years.  He is a Florida BBQ Association certified BBQ judge and has won several BBQ Awards and has catered for many charitable events. 

If you ask Bob what is his greatest accomplishment, he will tell you it's cooking BBQ with his son Paul.  Oh, did we fail to mention that he is also a Gator?!  Hence the name of their BBQ company....... Smokin Gator BBQ!......