“I became a lawyer to help those who find themselves in difficult situations. I like taking on the challenge of navigating a complex legal system to take pressure off a client. I believe that everyone is entitled to empathy and zealous advocacy.”
Mr. Jameel concentrates his practice in criminal defense and commercial litigation.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Jameel served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. In that role, he handled hundreds of criminal matters with a primary focus on the investigation of domestic violence. He has significant courtroom experience and routinely argued complex points of law and fact, including as lead counsel in a jury trial.
- Mr. Jameel was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to represent on a pro-bono basis a working single mother with no prior record in a criminal matter. He successfully negotiated a dismissal in the case, in which the prosecutor had offered Mr. Jameel’s client a plea to a violation and fines.
- Mr. Jameel was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to represent on a pro-bono basis a client who was facing significant jail time in a criminal case. After several months of negotiation, Mr. Jameel successfully convinced the prosecutor to resolve the matter with a noncustodial sentence.
- Trustee, New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association (2021)
More Activities & Experience
- Legal intern, Kings County (NY) District Attorney's Office (2016)
- Legal intern, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey (2015)
- While attending law school, Mr. Jameel was a Kinoy-Stavis Public Interest Fellow, a Philip J. Levin Scholar, an Associate Editor of the Rutgers Business Law Review, and Community Affairs Co-Chair of the Minority Students Program.
- Founder and Director, Rutgers chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project
- Prior to law school, Mr. Jameel served as an Americorps City Year educator in a high-need elementary school in Washington, D.C.
- Mr. Jameel is fluent in Urdu