Reem Subei

Reem Subei is currently a senior attorney at Muslim Advocates, handling cases of discrimination nationwide. Reem is responsible for coordinating national campaigns to protect Muslims' rights and ensure their equal…

General Biography



Since I graduated from law school in 2014, I have led major advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels. Drafting contracts, preparing governance documents, and advising new groups and nonprofits on operation and strategy have been key elements of my work. My knowledge and skills include drafting legislation, lobbying, strategic campaigns, legal research, and nonprofit governance. I enjoy imagining new possibilities, building community power, and helping leaders create the change they envision.



Senior Attorney February 2022 – Present Muslim Advocates District of Columbia

  • Litigate high impact cases across the country;
  • Prepare information packets for client communities; and Prepare and lead national campaigns to protect civil rights and liberties.

Senior Attorney July 2021 – January 2022

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Toledo, Ohio

Supervision and Mentorship

  • Mentor new employees;
  • Train and supervise new employees on community lawyering, client relationships, and practice;
  • Supervise law school extern.

Contracts, Trainings, and Negotiation

  • Deliver technical legal support to nonprofits;
  • Train nonprofit directors and employees on legal duties and compliance;
  • Draft incorporation documents and bylaws;
  • Prepare 990 forms and 990 EZs and file with IRS;
  • Provide community lawyering services to several community and neighborhood groups.

Community Lawyering

  • Organize and present at a series of Know Your Rights trainings for the community on a wide variety of issues;
  • Use legal advocacy to help community groups achieve solutions to community-identified issues in ways that develop local leadership and institutions;
  • Build strong relationships with community members and leaders.

Lobbying and Policy Advocacy

  • Draft legislation for community groups and organizations;
  • Collaborate with firms and organizations on statewide policy strategy;
  • Negotiate with city law departments, council members, and administrations about legislation; and • Write testimony for community leaders and counsel on lobbying at the city, state, and federal levels for legislative changes. Litigation, Discovery, and Administrative Advocacy
  • Conduct extensive discovery including taking and defending depositions;
  • File administrative complaints to bring about systemic changes in housing and education;
  • Litigate high impact cases to bring about systemic changes in housing and education;
  • File, defend, and argue cases in federal and state courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Office for Civil Rights.

Marketing and Social Media Consultant Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Toledo, Ohio
August 2020 – Present

  • Develop a comprehensive marketing and media plan;
  • Draft media, print and social, messages and publish using SproutSocial;
  • Establish relationships with local news agencies on stories and messaging. Staff Attorney Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Toledo, Ohio November 2016 – July 2020 • Similar duties to Senior Attorney but with less autonomy.

Legal Fellow American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Dearborn, Michigan September 2014 – October 2015

  • Tracked pending legislation and prepare legal analyses on its impact on minority communities;
  • Negotiated with state actors, university administrators, and employers to resolve discrimination;
  • Organized educational campaigns in collaboration with community leaders and institutional directors.

Mediator Lucas County Juvenile Court Toledo, Ohio August 2013 – November 2016

  • Mediated delinquency, domestic violence, and civil dispute cases;
  • Drafted mediation agreements.


Business and Commercial Disputes, Juvenile Law, Matrimonial and Family Disputes, Non-Profit and Community


Arabic, English

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