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Mustafa Ameen received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he finished in the top 5% of his class. After graduating, he began his career at the State Attorneyт€™s Office. During his time as an Assistant State Attorney, he tried over 100 cases, handled hundreds of motion hearings, and prosecuted over 3,000 cases. In 2008, he left the State Attorney's Office and founded his law firm specializing in criminal defense, traffic citations, and auto accidents. In 2012, he partnered with Andrew Shafii who is also a former Assistant State Attorney. Mr. Ameen heads the personal injury and DUI division in the firm. In his career, Mr. Ameen has reached settlements of over one million dollars for his clients. His experience as a trial attorney has allowed him to aggressively represent his clients against the insurance industry. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Ameen is an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School teaching Florida Driving Under the Influence class and lectures throughout the community on various criminal law topics.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    7 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Adam Fernandez Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • John S. Castro

    Mustafa is a hardworking, knowledgeable attorney that always has his client's best interests in mind.

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    John Castro DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Ameen & Shafii

100 N. Tampa Street
Suite 2125 (21st Floor)
Tampa, FL, 33602

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200701/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of MeritThomas M. Cooley Law School2005
Certificate of MeritThomas M. Cooley Law School2004
Dean's ListThomas M. Cooley Law School2003
Honor RollThomas M. Cooley Law School2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorThomas M. Cooley Law School2011 - Present
AttorneyAmeen & Shafii2008 - Present
Certified Legal InternState Attorney Office2006 - 2008
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office2006 - 2008
Legal InternWayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit, Mi2004 - 2006
InternLaw Office of Kane and Kane1999 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
The Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. KDUI Case Dismissed
State v. BDUI Case Dismissed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Tampa Law BlogHow Many Drinks Does It Take?2015
Tampa Florida Law BlogTampa DUI Attorney Gets Case Dismissed2009
Tampa Florida Law BlogTampa DUI Case Dismissed2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Florida Atlantic UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Substitute Adjunct ProfessorCounty Court Practice2015
Judge - Trial Advocacy ClassCriminal Law2015
Judge - Florida Drunk Driving Mock TrialDUI2015
Judge - Florida Drunk Driving Mock TrialDUI2015
Florida DUI PracticeJudge DUI Mock Trial2015
Back to School UpdateFlorida Bullying Law2015
Adjunct Professor - Florida Drunk Driving Law and PracticeDriving Under the Influence2015
Know Your Rights SeminarKnow Your Rights2014
Know Your Rights LectureCriminal Law2014
Judge - Moot Court CompetitionCriminal Law2014
Judge - Mock Trial CompetitionCriminal Law2014
Introduction to Law ClassIntroduction to Law2014
Diversity and Leadership ForumTrends in Criminal Law2014
Cooley Law School Open HouseLaw School Open House2014
Ethics Panel Cooley Law SchoolEthic Panel2013
Legal Aid ClinicCriminal Defense and Traffic Citations2009
Interview with St. Pete Times on Media CaseInterview with St. Pete Times2007