Shams Hirji focuses his practice on appeals and critical motions. He has briefed numerous appeals in federal and state courts and has presented oral argument in the Sixth Circuit, the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio Courts of Appeals. Shams also maintains an active trial-court practice, ensuring that complex legal issues are resolved in favor of clients as early as possible and, if necessary, preserved for appellate review.
Before joining the firm, Shams served as a deputy solicitor general in the Office of the Ohio Solicitor General. As deputy solicitor general, Shams represented the state of Ohio in state and federal appellate courts.
Shams clerked for the Honorable John B. Nalbandian of the Sixth Circuit and for the Honorable Douglas R. Cole of the Southern District of Ohio.
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