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Karl Ashanti


Karl Ashanti New York City Personal Injury Attorney​Attorney Karl Ashanti is chief of personal injury, civil rights and labor law​ litigation at Musa-Obregon LawP.C. Mr. Ashanti brings decades of experience i​n complex personal​ injury and civil rights litigation and general civil litigation to the firm. Mr. Ashanti specializes in representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic or severe accidents and events, who have had their civil rights violated through false arrest or police brutality, or who have been unfairly denied wages or other compensation by their employers. Mr. Ashanti strives to bring powerful justice to each case that he handles and aggressively pursues all available avenues of relief.

Before joining Musa Obregon Law, he was chief of litigation at the Brain Injury Rights Group Ltd , a boutique legal organization specializing in representing the rights of people who have suffered been severe brain injuries where he headed a team of brain injury litigators. Between 2007 and 2018, he served as senior counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Unit of the New York City Corporation Counsel’s Office where he represented the city of New York in hundreds of federal cases including 1983 civil rights actions. Mr. Ashanti began his plaintiffs career as civil litigator immediately out of law school, working for seven years in renowned Manhattan personal injury law firms.

A Queens native, Mr. Ashanti graduated with high honors from St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, received his BA from Stanford University and his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown Law Center. Mr. Ashanti enjoys reading, spending time with his wife and two children and learning Spanish.

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  • “He's brilliant and cares for his clients with true heart, you could not be in better hands.”

    W. Velez
  • “I am in shock today that I got asylum in the United States. I can't believe it.”

  • “He thought out of the box and worked until he was able to have a conversation with the DA.”

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  • “I have looked up to Michael as a successful attorney, and on occasion for legal consultation and input on my own cases.”

    Abdul Abdurahman, Esq.
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    Erick Salgado, NYC democratic Candidate for Mayor
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    Nilay Shastry, Esq.
  • “Michael's experience in criminal and immigration law is unsurpassed.”

    Rhonda deJean, Immigration Attorney
  • “I don't know how a man who is so busy even gives out his cell phones to his clients for emergencies but to show you how much he feels for his clients, this is the kind of lawyer that he is!”

    Agnieska R.
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    L. L.
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    Julio E.
  • “Michael is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys in New York.”

    Amal Oummih, Esq. NYC Immigration Lawyer
  • “Thank you for winning my case and saving my family”

    M. Cruz
  • “He found solutions when other lawyers turned us down.”

  • “Highly skilled attorney with extensive trial experience who forcefully articulates and champions relentlessly his client’s needs and welfare.”

    Manuel Portela NYC Criminal and Immigration Lawyer

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