Aymen A. Aboushi
Aymen focuses his practice in the areas of Civil Rights, Commercial Law and Employment Law. He has represented individuals, corporations and business owners in pursuing their rights. With passion, strategy and skill, Aymen dominates at trial, and has frequently been mentioned in the media for his high-profile work and victories. Notably, after one federal jury trial, the presiding Federal Judge published an opinion describing Aymen as “a skilled litigator who represented his client well at trial, and his credentials are impressive.” Aymen has won several high-profile jury trials and cases for his clients in Federal and State Courts. He has also been appointed by the Court to mediate disputes between parties.
Aymen has had great success in various excessive force and police brutality matters. One example is securing a nearly million-dollar verdict after a jury trial when the Defendants initially offered only $7,500 to settle the matter pre-trial. Aymen has won numerous trials involving police misconduct, and has recovered millions of dollars for clients who were subject to police misconduct, excessive force and false arrest. Aymen has also represented a number of protesters and other clients who had their Constitutional Rights violated.
Aymen has also successfully handled various employment cases. For example, he challenged discriminatory practices at the FDNY and won. This included recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars for Firefighters who were subject to discrimination. Aymen was also instrumental in persuading a Federal Judge to overturn FDNY policies that discriminated against African American Firefighters. It remains one of the few opinions in which a Federal Court has held that the City of New York employed discriminatory practices. Aymen also successfully represented a police officer who was fired because of his disability and ensured that the NYPD reinstate the Officer and pay him significant damages. Aymen successfully represented another officer who was subject to unlawful employment action because his faith required him to maintain facial hair.
Aymen has also been very successful in commercial and white-collar criminal matters. Aymen routinely appears in the Commercial Division, and has successfully represented clients in all forms of corporate disputes. He successfully defended against a Federal Jury Trial in which a medical practice was accused of harassment. Aymen’s verdicts have been upheld on post-trial motions as well as appeals.
Prior to joining The Aboushi Law Firm, Aymen was a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice. He was hired into the Department of Justice through the United States Attorney General’s Honors program, a highly selective and exclusive hiring process that evaluates applicants from across the Country. As a DOJ Trial Attorney, he represented the United States in cases across the U.S. Following law school, Aymen clerked for the Honorable Patty Shwartz, for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Aymen obtained his law degree from Fordham Law School, where he was an Editor on the Journal of Corporate Financial Law, and previously obtained his undergraduate degree from Fordham University.
Aymen is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey and various Courts across the Country. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, The United States Court Of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Aymen is a Nationally Certified EMT. He volunteered as an EMT during the Pandemic to help those affected by Covid-19. He also represents individuals and organizations Pro Bono.