Attorney and counselor at law

Athill Muhammad

Education: 

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX, December 2001 – Doctor of Juris Prudence, Cum Laude.
  • University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC 1986 – 1988, Master’s Studies, Urban Policy.
  • The Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA, May 1985:  Bachelor of Arts, Political Science.


Practice Areas of Concentration: 

  •  Federal Employment Discrimination:


Title 42 U.S.C. Section 2000e et. seq., as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991;
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, 29 U.S.C. Section 623 et.seq., as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991;
Federal Civil Rights, Title 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and Title 42 U.S.C. § 1988.
 

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);


Texas Health and Human Services Commission;
Federal and State Criminal Defense;
Contract Review, Negotiations, and Analysis; and
Document Review and analysis

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Trial/Hearing Experience at Federal, State, and Administrative levels
  • Writings:  Appellate Briefs; Memorandums of Law; and Motions drafting.
  • Extensive research, depositions, witness preparation and interviews


Admissions/Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


 Lectures/Seminars:

  • National Blog Talk Radio guest speaker Jury Service, November 2012
  • Marshall Foundation against Gun Violence, Houston, Texas, Panelist, May 2013
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas, Judge, Mock Trial Competition, November 2012
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Judge Mock Trial Competition, November 2004
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Hotline, Houston, Texas, 2007, and 2008
  • N.A.A.C.P. Community Law Seminar, Houston, Texas, 2008, 2015
  • 4th Annual Hon. Craig Washington & Sen. Rodney Ellis Excellence in Indigent Defense Series & ABA Tenth Annual Summit On Indigent Defense Improvement, February 6 – 7, 2015, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas.  Topic: Ethics and Indigent Representation.


Awards
Who’s Who among American Law Students, 2001