Aqeel focuses his practice on the defense and counsel of insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in complex workers’ compensation claims in New York and New Jersey. He has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of workers’ compensation matters, from developing and implementing client-specific strategies, to preparing for and appearing before workers’ compensation boards, to negotiating favorable awards and settlements. Aqeel has also represented employers in the defense of suits involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law, and New York State Human Rights Law. His background includes personal injury, general litigation, and municipal law. He gained valuable experience as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Poughkeepsie, NY, for five years, representing the City’s interests in various matters, including the defense of civil litigation claims and suits for personal injuries and property damage.
Aqeel earned his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from the Pace University School of Law.