Press Release

Shea Honored with Leadership in Law Award

Hauppauge, NY, November 21 — J. Timothy Shea, Jr., a Partner in the Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Groups in the Hauppauge office of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, was honored with a “Leadership in the Law Award”  from Long Island Business News on November 21 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

Mr. Shea represents clients in various jurisdictions who are seeking a variety of land use approvals, including Change of Zone, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board. These clients range from local development companies to Fortune 500 companies and include solar array development, big box stores, multi-family developments, medical offices, commercial centers and industrial projects.  

In seeking zoning applications for his clients, Mr. Shea appears before the Five Western Towns of Suffolk, Riverhead and Southampton, and various Villages within.  

Individuals and businesses seeking applications before the Suffolk County Health Department and the Suffolk County Department of Public Works depend on his knowledge of the Suffolk County sanitary codes. He also represents clients regarding Connection Agreements and Construction Agreements with the County of Suffolk.  

He  has successfully prosecuted both civil and criminal appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals and the Appellate Term, Second Department. 

Prior to entering private practice, he served as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County and then for five years as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Islip as the Director of Law Enforcement. 

Mr. Shea graduated from Vermont School of Law after earning his Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.