Lawyers from Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. Named Among Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Minnesota

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Murad Mohammad and Justin M. Schiks have recently been accepted into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, which places them among the top 100 trial attorneys in the state of Minnesota. They are both partners at Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A.

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The National Trial Lawyers has recently named two of the Minnesota criminal defense attorneys at Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for the year of 2014. These lawyers are Murad Mohammad and Justin M. Schiks, who are both managing partners at the law firm. According to the organization’s website, membership for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers is extended only to attorneys are considered to be the most qualified criminal defense and civil plaintiff lawyers in their states or regions, according to the organization’s website. Attorneys Mohammad and Schiks are honored to have been selected by a professional organization that holds such a high level of respect within the legal community.

In its selection of its members, The National Trial Lawyers choses attorneys who are seen as having the highest levels of stature, influence, reputation, public profile and leadership, according to the website of the professional organization. The National Trial Lawyers’ selection process incorporates both peer nomination and independent research. Candidates for membership are evaluated in various aspects of their legal careers, including their trial wins from the previous year; their reputation within the legal industry; the rankings they have been given by reputable organizations; their leadership positions and membership in other trial attorney organizations; and more.

Attorneys Mohammad and Schiks both earned their law degrees from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to coming together to form Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, Mr. Schiks ran his own DWI and criminal defense practice. Before Mr. Mohammad joined the firm, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Ramsey County. In addition to his acceptance into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Attorney Mohammad has also been selected for the 2014 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list, an honor that is granted to no more than 2.5% of Minnesota’s attorneys. The list of Rising Stars℠ recognizes outstanding up-and-coming attorneys who are age 40 or below, or who have no more than 10 years of practice experience.

Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar handles a diverse range of criminal defense matters, including cases that involve both misdemeanors and felonies. The law firm offers free consultations, and it makes its attorneys available to clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The firm serves clients throughout the St. Paul and Minneapolis metropolitan areas, as well as in other parts of Minnesota. More information about Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar can be found at

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