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Akeel & Valentine, PLC Partner Legal Troy, MI US 0

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An important civil litigator in his home state of Michigan and throughout the country, Shereef Akeel maintains a diverse law practice as a Partner at Akeel & Valentine PLC. Widely recognized as one of the foremost attorneys in Michigan, Shereef Akeel has spent the last four years on the Super Lawyers list and remains in the top five percent of all Michigan lawyers. Shereef Akeel also received nomination by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a Lawyer of the Year for 2004.


Committed to bringing justice to victims of human rights abuses and discriminatory practices, Shereef Akeel has additionally won accolades from the Center for Constitutional Rights (the 2006 President's Award), the American Civil Liberties Union (2005 Defender of Freedom Award), and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (2006 Guardian of Civil Rights Award). A noted lecturer as well, Shereef Akeel presented "Managing Religious and Cultural Differences in the Work Place" at the 34th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute and conducted a number of talks at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Michigan Association of Justice. Featured on CNN, NPR, in the New York Times, and elsewhere for his work, Shereef Akeel currently has seved as lead attorney in two high profile lawsuits representing victims of the Blackwater shootings and the Abu Graib prison scandal.


A member of the Oakland County chapter of the ACLU, Shereef Akeel spends time outside of his legal practice as a civil rights advocate. Shereef Akeel commands numerous other specializations in the legal spectrum, including insurance law, personal injury, estates and trusts, and business litigation. With a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law, an M.B.A. from Wayne State University, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Shereef Akeel holds expertise in a range of subjects. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Shereef was a CPA. For more information on Shereef Akeel and Akeel & Valentine PLC, visit www.akeelvalentine.com.


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Honors and Awards: 2006 President's Award - Center for Constitutional Rights - www.ccr.org ; 2006 Guardian of Civil Rights - ADC - www.adc.org ; 2005 Defender of Freedom Award - America Civil Liberties Union - www.aclu.org Special Licenses/Certifications: Certified Public Accountant Bar/Professional Activity: American Association of Justice - member;Michigan Association of Justice - member;Michigan State Bar. Scholarly Lectures and Writings: Lecturer at 34th Annual Labor & Employment law Institute, Lecturer, Managing Religious and Cultural Differences in the Work Place, Institute Continued Legal Education, Law, 2009, Lecturer, Mediation Best Practices, State Bar of Michigan , 2008, Lecturer, How to Negotiate Settlement Agreements Without a Mediator: All the Skills You Long Ago Forgot!, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Legal, 2008 Verdicts and Settlements: Recent Settlements/Verdicts:1.8 Million - Car/Truck Accident;1.5 Million - Medical Malpractice;1.1 Million - Crane Accident;1.0 Million - Motor Cycle Accident. Video: Made an appearance in a recent popular documenatry know as Iraq for Sale - www.iraqforsale.org, Iraq for Sale, 2005



Shereef Akeel - Professional Experience:  

Partner @Akeel & Valentine, PLC
Troy, MI US
01/1/2005 - present

Shereef Hadi Akeel practices law in the State of Michigan. Elected as a Lawyer of the Year for 2004 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2006, Shereef obtained his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in 1987. Shereef, a graduate from Detroit College of Law in 1996, specializes in civil rights, business litigation, personal injury and insurance matters. He has been involved in several high profile discrimination cases including a recent class action lawsuit on behalf of all Iraqi prisoners regarding the Abu Ghraib Scandal. Shereef, also a CPA, has a Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University. Selected to: Michigan Super Lawyers 2009 Michigan Super Lawyers 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers 2007 Michigan Super Lawyers 2006 About Shereef Akeel Admitted: 1996, Michigan



Shereef Akeel - Education:   Michigan State University
Juris Doctorate
Law degree
Lansing, MI US
09//1992 - 04//1996
Graduated Cum laude


Wayne State University
Business -
MBA - Masters in Business Administration
Detroit, MI US
09//1987 - 04//1992


University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Arts
Ann Arbor, MI US
09//1985 - 05//1987



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