Furqan Mohammed is an advisor and advocate who takes the time to understand the business of his clients. In his early years of practice, Furqan litigated and advised national and international clients at one of the largest law firms in the United States. Furqan’s legal experiences cover a broad range of practice areas, including contracts, business torts, trade secrets, non-compete agreements and other employment-related issues, privacy and data, commercial foreclosures, and patent and intellectual property. Furqan has handled all aspects of litigation representation, from pre-litigation demand letters and negotiations to trial preparation and appellate briefs. Furqan is also a trained mediator and utilizes that skillset when beneficial to his clients’ interests.
Furqan’s career has shifted in recent years to that of a strategist; he helps his clients—who hail from various industries, including transportation, real estate, medical and technology—understand and resolve their legal issues in a practical and efficient manner. Furqan has also developed a niche practice helping companies that focus on halal, Muslim-centric and/or Shariah-compliant products and services.
Furqan has published numerous articles in the transportation and halal industries and he has been interviewed by local and national media outlets, including ABC, WGN, and NPR Radio for his legal work. Furqan has also been featured in the Chicago Dispatcher and his alma mater law school’s Alumni Spotlight for his work with struggling taxi medallion owners in Chicago.
Furqan’s value to his clients has been recognized time and time again. He has been distinguished as an Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine for three consecutive years, identified on the Lawyer of Color’s Second Annual “Hot List” for the Midwest Region, and received pro bono awards from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (DVLC) for his work with the indigent South Asian community and victims of domestic violence, respectively.
Furqan graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago in 2008 and from Loyola University Chicago School of Law magna cum laude in 2011, where he served as the President of the Muslim Law Students Association. Furqan serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola University and presents frequently on a range of legal topics and on the practice of law.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Highest GPA in Division, December 2011, Loyola Law Journal, Staff Editor; Loyola International Law Review, Executive Editor of Articles
- Loyola University Chicago, B.S., Psychology, summa cum laude, 2008
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
- Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL, Associate, 2012-2017, Summer Associate 2011
- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office, Chicago, IL, Law Clerk, 2010
- North American Spine Society, Burr Ridge, IL, Law Clerk, 2010
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL, Research Assistant, 2010
- Judicial Extern to The Hon. Ronald A. Guzmán, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009
- Listed as an “Illinois Rising Star” by Illinois Law & Politics, 2016 – 2018
- Featured Interviewee, Chicago Dispatcher (December 1, 2017)
- Featured Alumnus, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Alumni Spotlight (February 6, 2018)
- Featured in video clips and/or printed news by ABC, WGN,NPR Radio, and In These Times (June 2017)
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), Distinguished Service Award, 2017
- Listed as an “Illinois Rising Star” by Illinois Law & Politics, 2016 – 2017
- Domestic Violence Legal Aid Clinic (DVLC), Champion of Justice Award, 2016
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), Distinguished Service Award, 2014
- Honoree in Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual “Hot List,” 2014
- National Association of Muslim Lawyers, Conference Programming Co-Chair (2017)
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Junior Board, 2016 – present
- South Asian Bar Association of Chicago (formerly IABA), Vice President of Community Relations, 2016
- Muslim Bar Association of Chicago, BigLaw and In-House Subcommittee Chair, 2016
- Indian American Bar Association (IABA), Vice President of Pro Bono Affairs, 2015
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