Our Team

Muslim Legal

United by a shared vision of making ethical faith based legal solutions accessible to all.


Hassan Shibly, Esq.

Founder and Lead Attorney

Hassan Shibly, a Syrian American Immigrant, is an internationally recognized civil rights attorney and non-profit consultant with over a decade of advocacy experience.
He is is the founder of Muslim Legal, a boutique law firm focused on assisting American Muslims find faith based solutions to their legal needs. Prior to that he served as the executive director of the largest Florida Muslim Civil rights organization, CAIR-FL for a decade. He has helped CAIR-FL grow into one of the largest American Muslim civil rights organizations and been instrumental in inspiring the American Muslim community to establish or grow similar offices across the country.
His work has focused on protecting the American Muslim community from FBI harassment, profiling, informant recruitment and entrapment; CBP and TSA profiling and detention; and protecting prisoner’s rights and assisting victims of the US war on terror. He does so through direct pro-bono legal representation, education through public speaking and social media marketing, lobbying and political advocacy, traditional media engagement and appearances, and fundraising and inspiring institutional growth of the American Muslim community.
He is not afraid to take on controversial cases and speak truth to power, and his advocacy work has earned him many enemies. He has also established a traditional Islamic education publishing company and Help Yateem USA, a non-profit focused on empowering orphans in Africa.


Mahira Khan, Esq.

Estate Planning, Of-Counsel

Mahira Q. Khan is an attorney licensed in Florida and Texas, primarily focusing on estate planning, probate, and non-profit work at the firm.  Mahira’s experience includes financial services, credit, and property litigation, in addition to immigration and family law.  Mahira graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Philosophy in 2010.  Thereafter, she graduated from the Karamah, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, Law & Leadership Program.     Mahira then earned her law degree from the Florida International University College of Law in 2013, where she was awarded the Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Scholarship as well as the CALI Excellence Award for International & Comparative Law.  While in law school, Mahira served as a student attorney at the Health, Ethics, Law and Policy Clinic, interned at the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida with the Honorable Judge Sarah Zabel, and interned as a legal editor with the Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Journal. With her unique legal and leadership experience, Mahira is passionate about meeting the needs of the Muslim community.


Mohammad Shair, Esq.

Immigration Attorney, Of-Counsel

Attorney practicing a wide range of areas, with a particular focus on immigration, family, and landlord tenant law. As a child of immigrants who faced numerous immigration issues, Mohammad takes immigration cases at a personal level. Personal experiences motivate the careful consideration each case is given and the passion each client is advocated for. Mohammad graduated from Florida A&M University College of Law in 2017. Mohammad is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, with the ability to practice immigration across the United States.


Sharif Elkalbani, Esq.

Personal Injury Attorney, Of-Counsel

Sharif Alkalbani is a practicing attorney in the state of Florida. He has a passion for vindicating injured people and thus has focused on litigation within the space of personal injury law and cases. ‍ In his first 6 months of practice, settled OVER $3 MILLION in personal injury cases. His experience includes car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, motor slip and fall cases, and dog bites cases. ‍ After graduating from the University of Central Florida at the top of his class with Magna Cum Laude in legal studies, Sharif obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law school with Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sharif took the Florida Bar and he crushed it from the first time. ‍ Alkalbani is a global-minded professional. Being multilingual, and having immigrated to the the United States in 2012, he and thus can effectively communicate with clients from all over the world.


Cesar Aguilar


Obtaining his education in paralegal studies at the University of South Florida and being a Notary for the State of Florida, Cesar believes that all people should be treated equally regardless of their background. Because of this, he has ensured that his main responsibility in the legal profession be to provide a voice to those who can not defend themselves. As a paralegal, he ensures that all doubts are answered whether that be in the English or Spanish language.


Danyel Dean

Admin & Certified Mediator

Danyel is a nationally certified mediator with a specialty in family law. She is a Florida state notary and is serving as office administrator. She is currently finishing up her first year of law school at the California School of Law. Danyel has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington and Jefferson University and spent many years in the suicide prevention and mental health fields. As a revert she seen and experienced the difficulties that Muslims face in America and she is eager to assist. She hopes to focus her future career in both family and criminal law. Sister Danyel has also launched several successful nonprofit organizations in an attempt to help serve the ummah that she feels so blessed to be a part of.


Tina Soukar

My name is Tina Soukar is an ambitious and dedicated individual on the path to becoming a successful attorney. With a solid foundation in criminology and ongoing studies in political science, I am poised to make a meaningful impact in the legal field.I earned my Associates Degree in Criminology, which laid the groundwork for my passion for justice and the legal system. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, I am committed to expanding my knowledge of the intricacies of law and policy. In my journey towards a legal career, I have already gained valuable experience as a paralegal. Over the past six months, I have been immersed in the dynamic world of legal practice, where I've had the opportunity to work on a variety of cases, honing my skills in legal research, document preparation, and client communication. This hands-on experience as a paralegal has provided me with valuable insights into the complexities of the legal profession, further fueling my aspiration to become an attorney. I am driven by a deep-seated commitment to justice, and I am eager to leverage my education and practical experience to contribute meaningfully to the legal community.

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Mimi Ead, ESQ.

Of Counsel - Licensed in Georgia

Ms. Ead has an extensive legal background, obtaining a JD at the University of New South Wales, and then an LLM at Emory University School of Law. Mimi is an accomplished legal professional with a passion for international legal affairs. With an acute understanding of cultural nuances, she is well-versed in navigating multicultural relationships and is adept at handling a diverse range of cases. Her legal experience spans across family law, as well as business, and immigration law. Prior to her legal background, Mimi obtained a Masters in International Marketing, gaining a deep understanding of global and diverse markets, she worked with high-end emerging designers, and later as in-house counsel for a small corporation. Her versatile background has provided her invaluable strategic acumen for her clients with cross-border issues. Diligent, innovative, and highly-skilled, Mimi is committed to delivering exceptional legal counsel tailored to the unique needs of each of her client's.

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Khaleel Qandeel, ESQ.

Of Counsel - Licensed in Illinois & Minnesota

Khaleel M. Qandeel is the Principal Attorney at Qandeel Law Firm, PLLC and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Minnesota. Khaleel practices in a variety of areas such as Landlord-Tenant Law, Estate Planning, Business & Contract Law, and Family Law, and provides General Counsel services to businesses looking to manage legal risks and obligations. Khaleel has a broad and diverse set of experiences that inform his work as an attorney. Before starting Qandeel Law Firm, Khaleel was an associate attorney at prestigious Chicago and Twin Cities law firms handling a variety of transactional, regulatory, compliance, and litigation matters for small and large businesses as well as individuals. Khaleel earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) with honors from the University of Illinois College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He also completed his mediation certification through the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. Khaleel serves clients in English and Arabic and always advocates for efficient and cost-effective legal solutions to complex matters.


Kristen Pekish

Kristen is a paralegal with seven years of experience in a wide range of practice areas including Probate and Estate Planning, Family Law, and Corporate and Civil Law. Kristen has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Central Florida and an associate degree from St. Petersburg College. Kristen supports the attorneys in Estate Planning and Probate, and anywhere else she is needed. She is proud to give her clients legal support, understanding and security to clients at all times but especially in their most challenging times.


Stephanie Roenisch

Stephanie Roenisch is an experienced seasoned Paralegal. She knows how important your legal matter is and is driven to provide excellent client communication first and foremost. Her experience with procedures in all Florida courts, and other states as well, makes her a strong asset for our team. Stephanie was driven to pursue her Paralegal degree from her passion for helping people during life-altering times, and a keen interest specifically in Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Personal Injury Law, and many more areas of law. She has been working as a Paralegal for twenty years and in that time has assisted many people with their legal matters. Stephanie was educated at the Florida Community College Jacksonville, gaining her Associate in Science and in Arts, and specifically specializing in Pre-Law. Stephanie attended Everest Vocational School in Jacksonville, Florida, where she gained her Paralegal Degree. Stephanie has worked with some of the most respectable Firms in Jacksonville, Florida, and surrounding areas. Originally born in Decatur, Alabama, Stephanie now loves residing in “The Sunshine State”, Jacksonville, Florida, and has been living there with her family since she was a young child. She enjoys spending her free time with her two adult sons, Jared and Aaron, two grandsons, Jared Jr. and Aaron Jr., her immediate family who also reside in Jacksonville, Florida, playing and watching sports, relaxing at the beach, attending Church, volunteering in her local community for those in need, and working in the legal field assisting clients with their private legal matters.