Raymond P. Shebell, Sr. is a passionate advocate who has dedicated his life to fighting for people who have been injured, harmed or wronged. He has followed in the footsteps of his father and brother, a judge who served on the Appellate Division of the Superior Court for over fifteen years, occasionally serving temporary appointments on the New Jersey Supreme Court. Currently, Raymond Shebell works along side his nephew as they continue the family’s mission of getting justice for those who have been wronged.

Raymond Shebell is active in many professional associations, where he contributes his vast knowledge of Workers’ Compensation law and serves as a mentor to newer attorneys. Some of the many associations he has served include the Workers’ Compensation Committee, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Society of Law and Medicine, the American Judges Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys, The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce (President 1982-1983), the Monmouth Bar Association (Chairman 1982-1985), and National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Raymond Shebell has always been committed to serving the community where he was raised. He started his career as an Assistant Attorney for the City of Asbury Park. He was then appointed as Municipal Court Judge for the City of Asbury Park, as well as Bradley Beach and Neptune Township. He has also served as Special Counsel and City Attorney for the City of Asbury Park. His extensive record of public service has given him valuable perspective as a plaintiff’s attorney. He is intimately familiar with all aspects of New Jersey’s legal system, which enables him to develop extremely effective legal strategies for his clients.

Currently, Raymond Shebell is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Tax Court. A true trial lawyer, Raymond Shebell is known among his peers as a formidable cross-examiner, particularly with medical witnesses. He thrives in the high-pressure environment of the courtroom, and never loses sight of why he practices law—to get justice for his clients.

Widely respected as New Jersey’s top Workers’ Compensation lawyer, Raymond Shebell has been honored as a New Jersey Super Lawyer, an elite group of attorneys known for their professional excellence. He has also been named a Best Lawyer in America (2006-2014), and was listed in the Who’s Who Global Directory (2008-2014).


  • Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The American Society of Law and Medicine, Inc
  • American Judges Association
  • New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys
  • American Arbitration Association Member
  • Master of Bench NJ Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Judicial College 1986
  • Asbury Park Chamber of Commerc 1982 – 1983, President
  • Monmouth Bar Association, 1982 – 1985 Chairman
  • President Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Company 2 - 2016
  • President Colts Neck Business Association - 2010
  • Member Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Department 2012 - Present


  • New Jersey Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Global Directory (2008-2016)
  • Best Lawyer in America (2006-2016)
  • Tribune Publish Front Page Award (2015-2016)
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100


  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, 1974
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1979


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1974, J.D.
  • Monmouth College, 1971, B.A.


  • City of Asbury Park, Assistant Attorney, 1982 – 1983
  • City of Asbury Park, Municipal Court Judge, 1982 – 1987
  • Bradley Beach, Municipal Court Judge, 1985 – 1993
  • Neptune Township, Municipal Court Judge, 1990 – 1993
  • Asbury Park, City Attorney, 1987 – 1989
  • City of Asbury Park, Special Counsel, 1989 – 1990
  • City of Asbury Park, Special Counsel, 1993
  • New Jersey Workers Compensation American Inn of Court, Master


  • Phi Alpha Delta

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Top Workers Compensation Lawyer

I retained Shebell & Shebell for my electrocution accident back in 2008 that sent me to Deborah hospital for nearly a month with a pulmonary embolism, heart attach, and circulatory problems in both my legs. I still get blood clots in my legs which send me back in the hospital. I live on blood thinners which are very hard to manage. Ray Shebell has been right on top of what I'm entitled to by law and has helped me a great deal in getting me what I deserve from workers compensation. Thanks Ray Shebell!

Posted by Billy Morton on December 15

Testimonial Stephanie

Thomas Shebell was an A M A Z I N G attorney for our personal injury case. He made himself available to all our questions and concerns during the whole process. We were very nervous about it all and he set our fears to rest. You instantly believe in him after your first meeting. He was serious yet empathetic, had superb legal knowledge, and great judgement. His staff is also top notch. Words cannot describe how wonderful a lawyer we believe Thomas Shebell to be and would highly recommend him. -Stephanie

Posted by Stephanie on November 18

Awesome Attorney

"Raymond Shebell was referred to my husband by a very good friend in 1997.. Raymond always made sure that workers comp was fair to him…My husband had multiple health problems due to his work related injuries, which needed Raymonds attention frequently. There were several times where he had to fight for my husband to get what he needed.He alway made sure that my husband got the best care and everything I needed to take care of him properly.. Ray has been there for us till the day my husband passed away in 2009 and continues to look out for me, and for this i am extremely grateful. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a dedicated and hard working attorney ! Thank you Raymond Shebell !"

Posted by Sandy on October 26

I am Grateful I was able to have Thomas Shebell for my Lawyer

"Thomas Shebell and his staff were very good to work with. They were always professional, but also very down to earth and real. I always felt that my best interest was their main concern. I was always able to call with questions and concerns and was never made to wait or to feel like I was inconveniencing anyone. I always felt that they knew instantly who I was and what was going on with my case. In the end, Thomas was able to get the best possible settlement for me. I am very grateful to have been treated like my case truly mattered to them."

Posted by Toni on September 26

A League Of His Own

"Mere words cannot express my gratitude to Thomas F Shebell III. He took on a case, that other attorneys would shy away from and fought vehemently for my husband, myself and our daughter. His tenacity is only surpassed by his kindness and compassion for his clients well-being. I would recommend Mr. Shebell III to anyone who may need an attorney to guide them through a difficult time and see them through to a successful end. Many thanks again to him and his staff!!"

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