Shandor S. Badaruddin

Birth Place:
East Point Georgia, 1965

Education:

  • University of Chicago (B.A., 1987)
  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • Trial Lawyers College (Class of 1994)

Honors:

  • Emory International Law Review, Staff Editor
  • Approved for Death Penalty Appeal Appointments by Montana Supreme Court

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Georgia (1990)
  • State of Illinois (1992)
  • State of Montana (1998)
  • State of Utah (2004)
  • State of Wyoming (2004)
  • State of Arizona (2010)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (1992)
  • United States Supreme Court (1996) 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1996)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2004)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2005)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (1992)      
  • U.S. District for the Northern District of Georgia (1991)
  • U.S. District for the Middle District of Georgia (1995)   
  • U.S. District for the Southern District of Georgia (1994)     
  • U.S. District for the District of Montana (1998)   
  • U.S. District for the District of Utah (2004)
  • U.S. District for the District of Wyoming (2005)

Memberships:           

  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Brief Description of the Legal Career of Shandor S. Badaruddin
I worked during law school for the firm of Baker & McKenzie researching issues related to International Trade, as well as the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation researching issues related to ERISA. I graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1990 and was admitted to practice law in Georgia that same year. I had the privilege of serving as Assistant Public Defender at the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia, where I was a staff attorney defending indigent citizens accused of felony offenses. During my three years at the Public Defender’s Office, I was counsel for the defendant in countless trials and appeals. In 1993, I opened my own office and continued to defend criminal cases in the state and federal trial, appellate, and habeas courts in the Atlanta metropolitan area. I also represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases. In 1994, I attended the Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming. In 2002, I moved to Missoula, Montana, and represented plaintiffs in civil actions, such as professional negligence, products liability, and civil rights violations. In 2005, I became a founding member of the law firm of Moriarity & Badaruddin PLLC. Since that time I have continued to represent plaintiffs in civil actions and defend criminal cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, New Mexico, and Nevada.