NAML BOARD MEMBERS
Association of Muslim American Lawyers (NYC Area) (AMAL)
Ally Hack has extensive experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, and has litigated in both federal and state courts. While not exclusively, he has particular experience in the real estate context, including commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, as well as cooperative and condominium matters and generally handles cases from inception through conclusion.
Mr. Hack advises a wide variety of real estate clients including developers, building owners, tenants, and purchasers and sellers of real property. In addition, Mr. Hack frequently lectures and writes on various topics regarding real estate law and has been published numerous times in the New York Law Journal. Mr. Hack earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico, Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where, among other accolades, he was a member of the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal.
Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA)
Rahmah A. Abdulaleem is the Executive Director of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights where she works to create a global network of advocates knowledgeable about the gender-equitable principles of Islam and are able to advance the cause of Muslim women’s rights in legal and social environments. As KARAMAH’s Executive Director, she works with scholars to empower advocates about the rights Islamic law grants to women and to educate Muslim women in Islamic jurisprudence, leadership, and conflict resolution so that they may become the leading agents of change within their communities.
Ms. Abdulaleem served on the board of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association as Treasurer from 2017 to 2019. She was a Board Member on the Mohammed Schools of Atlanta Consultative Board from 2005 to 2014 serving as Board Chair from 2009 to 2011. She was also a Board Member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation from 2011 to 2017. Ms. Abdulaleem is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education programs and an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. She graduated from Duke University with a double major in Religion and Sociology and a Certificate in Markets & Management Studies. Ms. Abdulaleem obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to joining KARAMAH, Ms. Abdulaleem represented clients in a variety of automotive, pharmaceutical and asbestos actions and as an arbitrator where she provided assistance resolving small claims to parties from diverse backgrounds with varying needs. She has successfully settled numerous cases through arbitration, mediation and negotiation.
Michigan Muslim Bar Association (MMBA)
Dewnya Bazzi is a founding Partner with At Law Group. A resident of Dearborn, Michigan, Ms. Bazzi went to the University of Michigan for her bachelor’s degree before going to Cooley Law School to get her law degree in 2011.
Since becoming an attorney, Ms. Bazzi quickly made a name for herself in the legal community. She has been nationally recognized as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 years of age by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.Ms. Bazzi has successfully litigated and settled millions of dollars in claims.
Muslim Bar Association of Chicago
Umair Abdul Qadeer
Umair A. Qadeer is a co-founder and the managing partner of Hojka Qadeer. He is an experienced intellectual property attorney, focusing primarily on patents and trademarks. Umair prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications, provides legal opinions on patent issues, handles patent and trademark litigation, and prepares intellectual property contracts and agreements. His patent experience spans a breadth of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals and chemical compositions, materials science, biotechnology, medical devices, clean technologies, food products, consumer products, and mechanical devices.
Umair started his legal career at a large intellectual property boutique law firm in California. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and California, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry from Harvard and the University of Chicago, respectively, and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Muslim Bar Association of Houston
Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers
Abid Aziz is a licensed attorney, CPA, and realtor. From a family of tenants’ rights attorneys, Mr. Aziz has focused his law practice in Landlord Tenant litigation since 2014.
Mr. Aziz has successfully litigated multi claims for uninhabitability, wrongful eviction, retaliation, familial size discrimination, and other violations of city and county tenant protection ordinances. Mr. Aziz has also successfully litigated scores of unlawful detainer proceedings.
Prior to entering the world of landlord tenant litigation, Mr. Aziz was an accountant at one of the major four accounting firms.
Mr. Aziz has a passion for giving back to the community and leads Housing workshops at Santa Clara Law’s Katherine Alexander Law Foundation. Mr. Aziz also is a regular volunteer at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, providing Pro Bono defense services for indigent and disadvantaged individuals.
Philadelphia Muslim Lawyers
John Vandenberg is a co-founder of Hogan & Vandenberg LLC. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Philadelphia chapter. He is also a member of the the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service Liaison Committee. Mr. Vandenberg is the author of immigration law columns in Funtimes Magazine and Jornal dos Immigrants. In 2007, he was named a Top Lawyer in Main Line Today magazine. In 2012, he received the Matthew Baxter Mentorship Award in recognition of his outstanding mentorship to the Philadelphia Chapter of AILA. Mr. Vandenberg graduated from the Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, PA. While at Villanova, he served as the President of the International Law Society and was a co-founder of the Islamic Law Forum. Upon graduation from Villanova he was honored to receive the Faculty Recognition Award for his contributions to the law school. Mr. Vandenberg earned his Bachelors Degree in Middle Eastern Studies (with Departmental Honors) from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Vandenberg is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Immigration Courts nationwide. He is a member in good standing of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Association of Muslim Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Gadeir Abbas (director-at-large)
New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association
New England Muslim Bar Association(NEMBA)
Meryum Khan Ali
DFW Muslim Bar Association (DFW-MBA)
Muslim Bar Association of Southern California
Florida Muslim Bar Association
Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers
National Muslim Law Students Association (NMLSA)
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