The Consulate General of Algeria in New York would like to congratulate Mr. Omar Mohammedi, Esq. on his well-deserved Awards.
On December 17, 2019, during an event with Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tan Sri Tengku Maimun Binti Tuan, Omar Mohammedi, Esq., one of our own, an Algerian-American, was awarded by the highest Court of Malaysia and the Federal Court of the United States for his great contribution to the legal field over two decades.
Mr. Mohammedi has litigated cases of national prominence and has been the lawyer in major court opinions in protection of the constitution. He challenges many actions to uphold the constitution which raised debates in Congress. He was successful in challenging many unconstitutional actions and bills. Mr. Mohammedi has successfully represented clients in high profile cases such as, Amadou Diallo v. the City of New York et al., Shqeirat v. US Airways Group, Inc. et al (known as the six Imams case) and Stephanie Lewis v. Transit Authority et al. Mr. Mohammedi has extensive experience in complex multi-district litigation (MDL) cases such as In re 9/11 Litigation and Appellate work.
In January 2017, Omar Mohammedi also received the 2016-2017 attorney of the year award at the Academy of Muslim Achievement. The award was in recognition for his dedication, commitment and success as a prominent civil rights attorney handling various high-profile cases on profiling, discrimination, religious establishment, as well as illegal surveillance issues by the NYPD.
On July 15, 2015, Mr. Mohammedi received a proclamation from the Office of the Public Advocate in recognition for his 25 years of complex civil ligation services. The proclamation referred to Mr. Mohammedi’s successful representations of minorities against discrimination and profiling in high profile cases. The Public Advocate, Letitia James, honored Mr. Mohammedi for his professional achievements as a lawyer and advocate, which she deemed worthy of the highest respect and esteem in the legal community.
On May 5, 2010, The US-Algerian Business Council awarded Mr. Mohammedi at the 2010 US-Algeria Energy Day in Houston, Texas for his legal contribution to foster trade relations between Algeria and the US.
In May 2007, Mr. Mohammedi received awards from the New York State Senate, the New York City Council, the Office of the President of the Borough of Queens, and the Brooklyn Borough President for his 20 years of dedication and outstanding contributions as a lawyer, a commissioner, and leader in the State and City of New York.
In 2003, Mr. Mohammedi was featured in the New York Law Journal article “Lawyers as leaders in their community and New York City“. He was cited by Mayor Bloomberg as a successful lawyer and leader serving New York City.
Mr.Mohammedi is a Professor at Fordham Law School. He teaches Islamic Finance Law and Islamic Estate Planning. Mr.Mohammedi is the author of many publications , including: International Trade and Investment in Algeria: An Overview, 18 Mich.J.Intl L. 375 (2010).colll, Sharia Compliant Wills: Principles, Recognition, and Enforcement, 57 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 259 (2012–2013), Shariah-Compliant Wills: An Overview, Probate & Property Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2011).