Attorney at Law
He was born in Wisconsin, and grew up in small towns in Kentucky and Kansas. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude (high honors), in Mathematics in 1995. He then graduated from the University of Michigan Law School (consistently ranked one of the Top 10 law schools in the country) in 1999.
In addition to representing individuals and businesses in Texas, he also enjoys participating as a parent volunteer in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, playing competitive tennis, writing, and serving as an interfaith delegate and… read more officer in his religious center in Austin.
"A great professional, Ali responded to my questions in a very concise and truthful manner. When I asked him to do jobs for me, he was very straightforward and reasonable about his fee. Excellent professional to work with."
"I have been working with Ali for over six months on a commercial litigation case. I have found Ali to be honest, trustworthy and detailed. He provides me regular updates and is very detailed in his feedback. I would highly recommend Ali and his firm to my friends and clients."
Akhtar Law Firm
Apr 2014 - Present
Solo practitioner in the fields of consumer protection, insurance, accident and injury, business formation, business counseling and risk management, contracts, copyrights and trademarks, and general civil and commercial litigation.
Lorenzana Law Firm, P.C.
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Managed and assigned cases to associate attorneys and contract attorneys. Oversaw human resources issues (interviewed and hired staff, organized office administrative meetings, etc.). Negotiated new advertising and case referral contracts.
Robson Law Firm
Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
Managed entire litigation docket. Supervised one litigation paralegal and one legal secretary. Tracked department revenues and expenses. First-chaired multiple jury trials.
Patricia Brown & Associates, P.C.
Jul 2008 - Nov 2011
Opened and managed downtown Austin office to complement Round Rock main office; oversaw all branch office operations. First-chaired multiple jury trials.
Schaffer & Brustkern, L.L.P.
Oct 2007 - Jul 2008
First-chaired jury trial for corporate plaintiff seeking breach of contract damages. Handled trademark prosecution and domain-name disputes for Internet retail business.
Walker, Bright & Lewis, P.C.
Apr 2004 - Oct 2007
Managed average caseload of 55 clients; supervised one paralegal and one secretary. First-chaired multiple jury trials. Handled one case from Travis District Court, through Third Court of Appeals, and then petition for review in Supreme Court of Texas.
Sep 2003 - Aug 2004
Taught courses in legal research and intellectual property to students in associate's degree paralegal certification program.
Conley, Rose & Tayon, P.C.
Sep 1999 - Feb 2002
Assisted with pleadings and discovery in patent, trade secret, and copyright litigation. Prosecuted multiple trademark applications.
Haynes and Boone
May 1998 - Aug 1998
Studied patent valuation methods and drafted proposal for client transfer of geo-seismic technology. Developed mathematical formula for cross-royalties in fitness equipment patent licensing agreement.