As the outlet reports, the law office of Zulu Ali & Associates, the largest Black-owned law firm in the Inland Empire, was awarded the coveted designation, led by lawyers Zulu Ali and his daughter, Whitney Ali.
The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is a professional organization made up of leading law firms and trial attorneys from across the country, represented by each state.
The invitation-only union includes some of the best lawyers from around the country, strict standards each law firm has to meet, and admissions are based on a rigorous process. According to the outlet, selection for the award includes peer nominations as well as third-party research.
Group membership is only offered to a few law firms in each state.
The law firm was created in 2007, inspired by the great civil rights lawyers.
Ali’s firm, which was founded in 2007, was created by inspiration from civil rights attorneys such as Thurgood Marshall, Charles Hamilton Houston, and Avon Williams, Jr.
The firm primarily focuses on criminal law, immigration and civil rights matters at both the state and federal levels.
Its founder, Zulu Ali, was a police officer and US Marine Corps veteran before earning his doctorate in law from Trinity International University.
He holds a master’s degree in the administration of justice and business from the University of Phoenix, a degree in African Studies from Regent’s College, and a doctoral scholar at California Southern University with a focus on Pan-African business and business.
His daughter and firm partner Whitney holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside, as well as a juris doctorate from the John F. Kennedy University College of Law, according to the firm. Website,
She entered the field of law in 2015 under the advice of her father, before becoming a partner in 2021.
Father and Daughter Both Distinguished, Award-Winning Lawyers
Having been named one of the top ten firms by Attorney & Practice Magazine, the law firm has received numerous accolades over the years. Zulu Ali himself was named a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Black Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers Organizations, Top Ten Lawyer by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, and Rue Ratings Best Lawyer in America . , according to the firm’s website.
Meanwhile, his father is the director of the Stop and Frisk Youth Leadership Academy, an organization that mentors at-risk children and his interactions with police officers. He is also a board member of the Islamic Development Center of the Moreno Valley Shura Board, a member of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity, and director of the Southern California Veterans Legal Clinic, which provides low-cost legal services to military veterans. ,
Last year, Zulu Ali received the Albert Nielsen Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Marquis’s top lawyer in 2021.
He is also the recipient of this year’s Marquis Who Humanitarian Award.
In 2017, he was recognized as one of the most influential black leaders in Los Angeles by Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
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