(RIVERSIDE, CA – August 31, 2020) – Every year, the American Institute of Trial Lawyers chooses a handful of the nation’s leading attorneys to receive their “Litigator of the Year” award. Attorney Zulu Ali received this award for 2020.
The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is a professional organization that accepts attorneys on an invitation-only basis. Each year, the organization selects less than 1% of legal professionals for their “Litigator of the Year” award. This title is awarded based on peer nominations, as well as third-party research. The award is designed to highlight the nation’s top attorneys who possess an exceptional level of skill, knowledge, and experience.
Attorney Zulu Ali is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served with the Marine Security Forces. After graduating from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Attorney Ali served as a sworn police officer with the City of Shelbyville, City of Lewisburg, and Vanderbilt Police Departments, respectively.
Attorney Ali earned a doctorate in law (J.D.) from Trinity International University and an undergraduate degree with a focus on African Studies from Regents College through a consortium with Tennessee State University. He is a postgraduate scholar of international law at Euclid University, West Africa; and a doctoral scholar of business with a research focus on Pan-African business and trade at California Southern University.
Attorney Ali is the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, LLP, which is based in Riverside, California and focuses on representing persons accused of crimes and seeking criminal justice, immigrants, victims of discrimination, persons seeking civil justice, and defendants and victims at the international criminal court at The Hague, Netherlands. Attorney Ali and his law firm take on extremely difficult cases and matters that provide an opportunity to make changes in the law, through the courts, when the law is unjust.
Attorney Ali served as Director of the American Committee for United Nations Oversight, an advocacy group that lobbied the United Nations for police reform in 2015. He is the Director of the Stop and Frisk Academy, which mentors and trains at-risk youth to deal with police encounters; and Director of the Southern California Veterans Legal Clinic, a legal clinic offering no-cost legal services to military veterans.
In 2020, Attorney Ali was inducted into the prestigious Marquis Who’s Who in America for excellence in law and activism; and, in 2017, Attorney Ali was recognized as one of the most influential African American Leaders in Los Angeles by the National Action Network founded by Reverend Al Sharpton.
Attorney Ali has been recognized as a litigator by the National Black Lawyers-Top 100 and National Trial Lawyers-Top 100; a Top 10 Lawyer by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, American Institute of Legal Counsel, American Jurist Institute, and Attorney & Practice Magazine; and Rue Ratings Best Lawyer in America.
Zulu Ali is the host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show Justice Watch with Attorney Zulu Ali and a member of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame (Chicago chapter). He has been married to his spouse, Charito, for over 34 years; and resides in Southern California with their four daughters and three grandchildren.
Learn more about his law firm at ZuluAliLaw.com