Attorney Zulu Ali

Experience

U.S. Marine

Police Officer

Appellate Lawyer

International Lawyer

Trial Lawyer

Admissions

California State Bar (All State Courts)

U.S. District Court, Central California

U.S. District Court, Southern California

U.S. District Court, Northern California

U.S. District Court, Eastern California

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

United States Supreme Court

International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands

African Court on Human Rights, Tanzania, Africa

Education

Trinity Law School, Juris Doctor 

University of Phoenix, M.B.A., M.S. 

University of the State of New York, A.S. 

Tennessee State University, USNY degree consortium

Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy, P.O.S.T. Police Officer Certification

Memberships

(Past/Present)

American Immigration Lawyers Assoc. 

American Association for Civil Justice California

Attorneys for Criminal Justice National Immigration Project

Federal Bar Association

U.S. Military Service and Awards

U.S. Marine Corps (Active Duty Veteran)

Good Conduct Medal Recipient

Meritoriuous Unit Commendation Award

National Defense Medal Recipient

AWARDS

Top 100 Lawyers by the National Black Lawyers-Top 100

Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers-Top 100

Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys (National Academy of Jurisprudence)

Top 10 Lawyers by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Top 10 Best Immigration Lawyers by the American Institute of Legal Counsel

Top 10 Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Personal Injury Attorneys by the American Jurist Institute

Top 10 Criminal Law and Immigration Law Attorneys by Attorney & Practice Magazine

Attorney Zulu Ali, a native of Shelbyville, Tennessee, is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who served as a sworn police officer with the City of Shelbyville, City of Lewisburg, and Vanderbilt Police Departments, respectively. Later, Attorney Ali earned a Juris Doctorate (law degree) from Trinity International University Law School and a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in African Studies from Regents College through a consortium with Tennessee State University.

Attorney Ali has been admitted to the California State Bar; United States District Courts for the districts of Central California, Southern California, Northern California, and Colorado; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; United States Supreme Court; and the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Inspired by civil rights attorneys Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and Avon Williams, Jr., who used the law and courts as a vehicle to make change and protect all people against injustice, Attorney Ali opened the Law Offices of Zulu Ali with a focus on representing persons accused of crimes and seeking criminal justice, immigrants, victims of discrimination, and persons seeking civil justice. He has expanded his practice to include the representation of defendants, victims, and persons seeking reparations before the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands.

Attorney Ali serves as Director of the Jury Reform Initiative; American Committee for United Nations Oversight, an advocacy group lobbying the United Nations for police reform; Director of the Stop and Frisk Academy, which trains at risk youth and others to deal with police encounters; Director of the Southern California Veterans Legal Clinic, a legal clinic offering no cost and low cost legal services to military veterans; and a member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.  

Attorney Ali has been named to the Top 100 Lawyers by the prestigious National Black Lawyers-Top 100; The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers; Premier Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, also known as the National Academy of Jurisprudence; Esteemed Lawyers of America; Top 10 Attorneys for client satisfaction in criminal law, immigration law, and personal injury by the American Institute of Legal Counsel; Top 10 Attorneys in criminal defense, immigration law, and personal injury by the American Justice Institute; and named one of Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America and was also honored by the National Action Network with the Vanguard Award as one of Los Angeles’ 100 Most Influential African Americans.

Attorney Ali resides in Southern California with his wife (Charito) of over 32 years. Their four adult children, Christine, Whitney, Ashley, and Lynda; and three grandchildren, Amayah, Tye, and Izem.

California Black-Owned Father-Daughter Law Firm

Recognized by American Institute of Trial Lawyers

The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only professional organization composed of premier law firms and trial attorneys from each state. These law firms and attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications. Each law firm must meet stringent qualifications. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process that includes peer nominations and third-party research. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

Inspired by the legacy of civil rights attorneys Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and Avon Williams, Jr., the Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, LLP was founded in 2007 by Attorney Zulu Ali with a focus on representing persons accused of crimes, immigrants, and persons seeking civil justice in state and federal courts.

Founder and Principal Attorney, Zulu Ali, is a former police officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He earned a juris doctorate in law (J.D.) from Trinity International University; a masters in Administration of Justice (M.S.) and business (M.B.A.) from the University of Phoenix; a degree with a focus on African studies from Regents College through a consortium with Tennessee State University; and is a doctoral scholar researching pan-African business and trade at California Southern University.

Firm partner, Whitney Ali, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, and a Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University College of Law. She began her legal career assisting with the firm’s criminal case management in 2015 under the mentorship of her father, Attorney Zulu Ali, who is the firm’s founder and principal attorney. In 2021 attorney Whitney Ali was named a management level partner.

The Law Offices of Zulu Ali & Associates, LLP has been named as one of the top 10 law firms by Attorney and Practice Magazine; and its founder, Attorney Zulu Ali, has been named top 100 lawyers by the National Black Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers; a Top 10 Lawyer by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, American Jurist Institute, Attorney & Practice Magazine; Rue Ratings Best Lawyer in America; and Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers.

Attorney Zulu Ali is the Director of the Stop and Frisk Youth Leadership Academy, which mentors and trains at-risk youth to deal with police encounters; Director of the Southern California Veterans Legal Clinic, a legal clinic offering no cost and low cost legal services to military veterans; Board Member of the Islamic Development Center of Moreno Valley Shurah Board; and a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. serving on the international governing body (Grand Council) as General Legal Counsel.

Both attorney Zulu Ali and attorney Whitney Ali are distinguished biographees of Marquis Who’s Who; and Attorney Zulu Ali is a recipient of the Albert Neilson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2021, Marquis’ Top Lawyer in 2021, and received the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award for 2022. In 2017, Attorney Ali was recognized as one of the most influential African American Leaders in Los Angeles by the National Action Network founded by Reverend Al Sharpton.

Law Offices of Zulu Ali

Justice in America isn’t something that’s just given to you. It has to be fought for. At the Law Offices of Zulu Ali, we take on extremely difficult cases and matters that provide an opportunity to make changes in the law, through the courts, when the law is unjust.

Connect With Us

Phone: (888) 682-3049
Toll Free 24 hrs
Fax: (951) 346-9101
email: zulualilaw@gmail.com

Address
2900 Adams Street
Suite C13
Riverside, CA 92504