I became a lawyer to advocate for individuals whose rights have been violated. In taking a stand against injustice and wrongdoing, my clients are an inspiration and a reminder that a fair society must work to protect the rights of all people.
"My clients are an inspiration and a reminder that a fair society must work to protect the rights of all people."
Mehreen Rasheed joined Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP as an Associate in September 2016.
Ms. Rasheed received her J.D., magna cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law in 2016. While in school, she worked as a student attorney for the International Human Rights Law Clinic, where she helped individuals who had fled persecution in their home countries to seek asylum in the United States. She also served as an assistant to the Chairperson of the UN Committee against Torture at the Committee’s 56th session in Geneva, worked for federal magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and held positions within the Human Rights Law Section of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Amnesty International USA.
Before law school, Ms. Rasheed spent time volunteering for her hometown’s civil rights commission, where she investigated employment and public accommodation discrimination complaints. She also worked at a non-profit organization that advocated for affordable, sustainable housing for low-income families and individuals.
Ms. Rasheed received a B.A. in Journalism from University of Maryland College Park in 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys writing fiction and poetry.
Ms. Rasheed is a member of the Virginia Bar; her application to the D.C. bar is pending. Supervision by Debra S. Katz, a member of the D.C. Bar.