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Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Troy, MI

Shereef H. Akeel
Akeel & Valentine, PLC
888 West Big Beaver, Suite 910
Troy, MI 48084
T:Work 248-918-4542
F: Fax248-269-9119
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1996
Education: Michigan State University College of Law
Practice Areas: Civil Rights (40%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Industry Groups: 1983 Actions, American Lawyers, Attorneys, Automobile Accidents. Car Accidents, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Contract, Dearborn Lawyers, Defamation, Detroit Lawyers, Discrimination, Employment Law, Excessive Force, False Claims Act, Federal Tort Claims Act, First Amendment, Lawyer, Lawyers, Legal, Mediation, Michigan Lawyers, Motorcycle Accidents, Oil & Gas, Personal Injury, Pmpa, Police Misconduct, Pool Accidents, Premise Liability, Public Accomadation, Qui Tam, Retaliation Claims, Truck Accidents, Whistleblower, Whistlelower Claims, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Discharge, Wrongful Termination


Shereef Akeel practices law in the State of Michigan, and is also a member of the Washington DC Bar. Elected as a Lawyer of the Year for 2004 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and a Michigan Super Lawyer for 9 consecutive years from 2006 to 2014, Akeel specializes in employment law, civil rights, discrimination, sexual harrassment, False Claims Act, Qui Tam, whistleblower actions, personal injury, and wrongful death. 

Akeel has been involved in several high profile discrimination cases, where just this year he obtained a 1.2 million dollar verdict in federal court for an employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claim. Akeel has, also, developed substantial experience in pursuing matters in state and federal courts, nationally. Akeel has, also, taken his work internationally where he filed a class action lawsuit against a multibillion dollar corporation for engaging in acts of torture, and against an international contractor for harming American Personnel.

Akeel obtained his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in 1987, his law degree from Michigan State College of Law in 1996,  Akeel, a CPA, also, has a Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015

Articles about Shereef Akeel appearing in Super Lawyers

Justice at Abu Ghraib
Since 9/11, Shereef Akeel has fought for American Muslims; but his biggest case is a class action lawsuit on behalf of the prisoners of Abu Ghraib

About Shereef Akeel

Admitted: 1996, Michigan

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Honors and Awards:

  • 2006 President's Award - Center for Constitutional Rights - ; 2006 Guardian of Civil Rights - ADC - ; 2005 Defender of Freedom Award - America Civil Liberties Union -

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  •  Certified Public Accountant

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice - member;Michigan Association of Justice - member;Michigan State Bar.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Pro Bono Panel - Eastern Distict Federal Court, State of Michigan.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Recent Settlements/Verdicts: 1.2 Million Dolllar Verdict in Employment Wrongful Discharge; 450,000 Employment Discrimination Case; 190,000 Sexual Harrassment, 1.8 Million - Car/Truck Accident;1.5 Million - Medical Malpractice;1.1 Million - Crane Accident;1.0 Million - Motor Cycle Accident.
  • 1.2 Million Dolllar Verdict in Employment Wrongful Discharge Discrimination Case


Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University College of Law - Juris Doctorate; Wayne State University - Masters in Business Administration; University of Michigan - Bachelor of Arts
Last Updated: 2/2/2016
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