Nabihah Maqbool is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.
Nabihah has litigated a variety of civil rights challenges at the state and federal level. She joins the firm from Civil Rights Corps in Washington, D.C. where as a staff attorney she focused on a federal case against a District Attorney’s office for prosecutorial misconduct, litigated jail conditions, and investigated police misconduct. Upon graduation from law school she was selected as the Mikva Fellow by The Kanter Family Foundation for a litigation fellowship at a civil rights organization where she led federal lawsuits in relation to First Amendment and Equal Protection violations, government transparency, and represented workers in federal employment charges for racial and religious discrimination.
Nabihah received her law degree from The University of Chicago Law School, where she received the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Oral Argument, the Edwin F. Mandel Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Law School Clinical Education Program, and was the Quarterfinalist in the 2017 American Bar Association First Amendment and Media Law Moot Court Competition. As a student attorney in the Global Human Rights Clinic she conducted cross national research on gender and human rights on behalf of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and published a report detailing the abuse of minors by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Prior to law school, Nabihah received her Master of Public Health degree with Delta Omega Honors, her B.S. in Biological Sciences, B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Missouri Honors College. Nabihah was inducted into the National Political Science Honor Society for her academic achievements, the Rollins Society for her service to the community, and received the Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Multicultural Leadership.