Ali is an associate attorney in Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge’s Grand Rapids office. His practice is focused upon matters relating to commercial litigation, professional liability defense, and real estate law. Ali returns to Smith Haughey after having worked as a summer associate in 2018 in the firm’s Grand Rapids office. During that time, Ali conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on a variety of litigation matters. He also assisted the firm’s transactional practice group by drafting contracts relating to real property, including easements, licenses, and leases.
Ali earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team and the University’s Economics Club. Ali also completed an externship at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C. during his last semester at U of D. He earned his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, where he received a Board of Governor’s scholarship (full tuition) and served as an articles editor for the Journal of Law in Society. Ali also served as a student attorney at the Free Legal Aid Clinic, interned at the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan, and completed an externship at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, for the Hon. George Caram Steeh.
Outside of the office, Ali enjoys spending time with family, studying history and technology, playing competitive sports, and cooking Lebanese cuisine.