Profile

Name

Shereef Akeel

Firm

Akeel & Valentine, PLC

Firm Website

http://www.akeelvalentine.com

Phone

248-918-4542

Address

888 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 910

City

Troy

State

MI

Zip

48084

Bio

Shereef was elected as a Lawyer of the Year for 2004 by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and also, nominated in top 5% of attorneys in the State of Michigan by Super Lawyers Magazine for years 2006, 2007 and 2008. Shereef obtained his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in 1987. He graduated from Detroit College of Law in 1996 (which merged with Michigan State University). Now, Shereef specializes in civil rights, business litigation, and personal injury. Shereef, also, has a CPA, and a Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University.

Shereef has been involved in several high profile discrimination cases. They include discrimination claims in places of public accommodation, excessive force claims, and employment discrimination claims. Shereef has, also, taken his work internationally where he recently filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all of the Iraqi prisoners, who were tortured in Abu Gharib, and elsewhere.

Lawyer – Specialize in civil rights, business litigation, and personal injury. Have developed substantial experience in pursuing civil rights, and personal injury claims in state and federal courts, nationally. Have been involved in several high profile discrimination cases. They include discrimination claims in places of public accommodation, excessive force claims, and employment claims.

Areas of Practice

40% Civil Rights
30% Personal Injury
30% Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
Certified Public Accountant, State of Michigan, 1991

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1996
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Education

Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
J.D. (Cum Laude) – August, 1996
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
M.B.A. – 1992
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A. – 1987

Representative Clients

Abu Gharib Torture Victims
Blackwater Shooting Victims
Classes/Seminars
Speaker, Labor and Employment Law Section, Michigan State Bar
Speaker, Labor and Employment Law Institute, ICLE
Speaker, Annual Conference (Civil Rights Laws, Locally and Nationally), The Michigan Association of Justice

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyer, 2009 – Present
Super Lawyer, 2008 – Present
President’s Award – Center for Constitutional Rights, 2006 – Present
Defender of Freedom Award – ACLU, 2005 – Present
American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (“ADC”), 2006
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), April 3, 2005
Law and Politics Magazine, Michigan Super Lawyer, 2006 – 2008
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer of the Year, 2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Michigan, Member, 1996 – Present

Past Employment Positions

Melamed, Dailey & Akeel, Partner/Founder, 1996 – 2004
Michigan Basic Property Insurance, Account Supervisor, 1991 – 1995

Languages

Arabic