Ousama M. Rasheed received his Juris Doctorate in 1990 from the University of New Mexico School of Law and his bachelor’s degree at the University of New Mexico. Mr. Rasheed is the President of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and has served on its board of directors for several years. He was appointed by former Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Senate to serve on the New Mexico Department of Transportation Senate Memorial Task Force on Ignition Interlocks. In 2005, Mr. Rasheed was honored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a Cooperating Attorney of the Year for his work in successfully challenging the City of Albuquerque’s attempt to seize and forfeit the vehicles of first-time DWI offenders.
Jack Mkhitarian graduated from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and studied law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Mr. Mkhitarian is licensed in New Mexico and established a practice in Albuquerque in 2009. He practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Mkhitarian is a member of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. Mr. Mkhitarian is an active member of the United States District Court’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of Attorneys.
Jedidiah J. Glazener, Esq. joined the law firm of Rasheed & Associates, P.C. in the summer of 1997 as a runner and worked his way up at the firm as a legal assistant, paralegal, law clerk and office manager. Upon graduating law school and passing the bar in 2009, Jed became the firm’s first associate attorney. He got off to a fast start, appearing in court the same day he was sworn in as an attorney, standing between multiple FBI agents and a client on his third day as a lawyer, and lecturing in January 2010 to members of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association regarding managing the perils of a law firm’s calendar and scheduling.
Salim A. Khayoumi, Esq. is a practicing Personal Injury attorney in New Mexico. Khayoumi is an active member of the State Bar of New Mexico and licensed to practice in all courts of the State of New Mexico. Before commencing his legal education, Khayoumi graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology along with dual minors in Pre-Medicine and Political Science. Thereafter, Khayoumi attended Kansas’s, Washburn University School of Law where he was awarded the Washburn University Alumni Honors Scholarship; as well as, a Juris Doctor degree.
Rod Frechette was featured in the American Bar Journal Article New Test for DUI Defense in 2005. He has handled more than 6,000 DWI cases since 1988. His court of appeals victory in the case of State vs. Lasworth successfully held the line on HGN inadmissibility and challenged the validity of field sobriety testing. He is a court recognized DWI expert in the cases of U.S. v. Roybal and State v. Underwood. He has testified in NM legislative hearings and lectures on the topic of DWI.
Board Certified Criminal Trail Advocacy Specialist and Diplomate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1986—. Member, Georgetown University Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Appointed Juez Commisionado by Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, 1977—. Assistant District Attorney, Violent Felonies Division, 1977-1981. Acting Division Chief, Violent Felonies Division, 1981.
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