Hakeem Muhammad

Attorney Hakeem Muhammad is focused on improving the plight of marginalized inner city African-Americans. His passion is defending African-American political dissent against structural racism.

“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” -- Prophet Muhammad

Biography


Hakeem Muhammad is an African-American lawyer focused on protecting and securing the human rights of marginalized, inner city African-Americans. He has relentlessly engaged in legal work to combat police brutality against African Americans, done legal work on behalf of African-American prisoners, and engaged in legal work to combat the impact of racism against African-Americans in criminal trials.

Mr. Muhammad currently works as a Public Defender for the Committee of Public Counsel Services in Boston, Massachusetts. He takes an active role in innovative legal arguments to challenge racism within the criminal legal system. He also works remotely at the Illinois Parole, where he combats extreme sentencing for African-American juveniles charged with gang-related crimes. Mr. Muhammad has written hundreds of articles on the impact of structural racism on Black America and in defense of African-American political dissent against structural racism.

Prior to law school, Hakeem Muhammad lectured on Critical Race Theory at Harvard University, U.C Berkeley, and Michigan State.