As a Former Major Crimes prosecutor I began my legal career in the area of Criminal Law as a staff attorney for Capital Collateral Representative (CCR), representing death row inmates. In 1998 while working for CCR Syed argued before The Florida Supreme Court.
In 2001, I accepted an appointment as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Hillsborough County. As a well-respected Trial Prosecutor in Tampa, I rose to the ranks of Lead Trial Attorney where I handled and disposed of thousands of felony criminal cases with offenses ranging from DUI to first degree murder. While at the State Attorney’s Office I handled one of the first feticide cases which resulted in a Trial. The case aired nationally, and I was interviewed several times on Court T.V.
In 2004, I moved to Michigan and accepted an appointment as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Wayne County (Detroit). In Detroit I earned a reputation as a hard working, aggressive yet fair trial prosecutor. In Detroit I tried 100′s of cases and handled 1000’s of felony cases ranging from first degree homicides, armed roberries to drug trafficking.
In 2006, I accepted an appointment with the Michigan Department of Attorney General. At the Attorney General’s Office I worked in the prestigious Major Crimes Bureau as a Senior Attorney handling complicated Criminal cases ranging from Cold Murder Cases, to prosecuting violent gangs in Detroit to complicated Racketeering (RICO) cases. While at the Attorney General’s Office I was on a special task force unit where I worked alongside Federal Prosecutors and Federal Law Enforcement agencies prosecuting Environmental Law violators and specialized in high value complex White Collar and financial crimes cases.
Through out my career I have tried 100′s of cases, and have gained a reputation as a fair and tough attorney.
Languages spoken: Hindi, Urdu
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2004||11/03/2015|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1998||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Dedicated Service to USDA and MSP for Prosecuting||USDA and Michigan State Police||2010|
|President||Legal Advocate Group, P.A.||2012 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office Of The State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit||2010 - 2012|
|Assistant Attorney General||State Of Michigan Office Of The Attorney General||2006 - 2010|
|Assistant Prosecuting Attorney||Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit, Mi||2005 - 2006|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office Of The State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County)||2000 - 2005|
|Attorney||The Office Of The Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit||1998 - 2000|
|Attorney||Capital Collateral Regional Counsel||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2010 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Association||Admitted to Practice||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Admitted to Practice||1998 - Present|
|Robert Ira Peede vs. State of Florida||The case was remanded for an evidentiary hearing on the mitigation issues|
|State of Florida vs. Joseph Piotrowski||Guilty as Charged in 10 minutes|
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|Michigan Lawyers Weekly||Application of the Sex Offenders Registration Act's Student Safety Zone Exception to Prisoners||2009|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Michigan||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|