Zulu Ali’s Law Firm, a Black-Owned Law Firm, Has Been Listed By Attorney And Practice Magazine as One of The Top 10 Law Firms in California in The Fields of Criminal Defense and Immigration Law
Expertise, honors and prestige are all taken into account when choosing the top 10 firms. The award is a recognition granted to organizations that show the highest level of excellence in their areas of law. Lawyer and Practice Magazine honors the notable contributions of those lawyers and firms whose practice raises the Bar’s expectations. This means that this award will be won by less than 1 percent of lawyers nationally.
The Law Office of Zulu Ali has extended its practice to include groups of individuals at the International Criminal Court in the Hague in the Netherlands and the African Court of Justice in Tanzania, representing people accused of crimes, refugees and persons pursuing civil justice in state and federal courts across the country.
The law firm was founded by its founder and principal attorney, Zulu Ali, a native of Tennessee, former police officer, and U.S. marine veteran, who was influenced by the work and legacy of civil rights lawyers Thurgood Marshall, Avon Williams, Jr., Charles Hamilton Houston, and other civil rights movement activists and leaders. The firm’s mission and ideology is to promote law changes when the law is unjust.
Although the law firm’s role and multicultural make-up exposes it to intense scrutiny, the firm remains motivated by its commitment to uphold and fulfill the legacy of those past leaders and activists who have sacrificed to make society more just.
“I think a lawyer’s goal should be to advocate for reform when there is injustice and question the courts. In our business, despite the huge scrutiny and repercussions that we may face, we put it on the line. But if the laws and courts were not questioned, we would still be in apartheid or servitude to courageous lawyers and activists who are willing to step out of the box. Most lawyers and activists are intimidated and neutralized because they are usually targeted, ridiculed, and subject to reprimand or worse when they challenge the status quo, but it’s necessary given the risks,” adds Senior Attorney Zulu Ali.