A graduate of Aliquippa High School, Penn State University
and the Western New England School of Law in Springfield, MA, Judge Mitchell P.
Shahen was elected to serve as a judge for the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver
County in November of 2017 for a 10 year term.
Admitted to the Bar in 1983, Judge Shahen practiced law for
almost 35 years before taking the bench.
He represented clients in family, civil and criminal litigation and
argued cases before the Superior and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and a number
of administrative agencies. Judge Shahen’s experience also included serving as
solicitor for a number of municipalities and zoning boards. He also served on
the Board of Governors of the Beaver County Bar Association and has been an
active member of the Bar Association for many years.
Judge Shahen is an active member of Our Lady of Fatima
Church in Hopewell. He and his wife
reside in Center Township and are the parents of two children.