NYC TRIAL ATTORNEY SHAREEF RABAA
Shareef Rabaa is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on Neurological injuries. Shareef is President of The Rabaa Law Firm and is a leading authority on neurological injuries — traumatic brain injuries, in particular. His expertise in this realm often leads to large verdicts and settlements for his clients. One of Mr. Rabaa’s strongly held positions is that optimal results for clients are best obtained by pushing cases to trial. Through this aggressive approach, Shareef has obtained millions of dollars for his clients through settlements and verdicts.
Mr. Rabaa’s brain-injury expertise has also led to speaking engagements before various interested groups, including the American Association of Justice (AAJ), the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and the 2011 Traumatic Brain Injury and Emotional Injury Summit in Denver. Additionally, Mr. Rabaa has lectured at the Ohio Association of Justice and the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association’s statewide conferences, while smaller gatherings sponsored by various other organizations have offered Mr. Rabaa time to present cutting-edge ideas about litigation and trial tactics, and more.
His popularity among such groups is a reflection of the lengths to which he has been willing to go in order to acquire knowledge: in 2010, for instance, he completed a course on brain and spinal cord dissection offered by Marquette University and taught by medical professionals from around the nation (as part of this instruction, Mr. Rabaa dissected human cadaver brains and participated in both a craniotomy and laminectomy). Moreover, he is an alumnus of numerous trial advocacy programs, including the Western Trial Advocacy Institute (Laramie, WY) and the Trial Advocacy Training Course (conducted jointly by the offices of the attorneys general of Ohio and Massachusetts).
Mr. Rabaa’s results have allowed him to be recognized by some of the most prestigious names in trial law. Mr. Rabaa has been named a Super Lawyer New York City “Rising Star” (an honor that puts Mr. Rabaa in the top 2.5% among Manhattan attorneys). He was also named the 2015 National President of the “40 Under 40″ for the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Rabaa began his legal career as an Ohio assistant attorney general. In that capacity, he worked on cases ranging from wrongful-death litigations to civil anti-racketeer lawsuits (at 26, he became one of the youngest attorneys in that state’s history to argue and win an oral argument in front of Ohio’s highest court — State ex rel. Adams v. Industrial Commission, 2004 Ohio 6891).
A brain injury focused practice