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Abou B. Amara, Jr. is a civil rights and employment attorney with an unyielding passion for justice. Abou joins Teske, Katz, Kitzer, and Rochel after graduating from law school and clerking at two prominent Twin Cities law firms and after an established career in the political, legislative, and policymaking arena.
During law school, Abou effectively established himself as a promising legal advocate by becoming a two-time National Moot Court individual champion. In consecutive competitions, Abou was recognized as the “Best Oralist,” over fifty other competitors from across the Nation.
Prior to attending law school, Abou had an extensive career in the legislative and policymaking arena, which included serving as a key advisor to the Minnesota Speaker of the House on employment law and policy issues.
In 2015, Abou was named by Twin Cities Business Magazine as “100 Minnesotans to Know” and listed as a “Next Generation Leader” and “Shaper of the Future” for his advocacy efforts. He is also an award recipient of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, for “All Around Excellence.”
Abou is the child of a single immigrant parent from Sierra Leone and serves on the Board of two nonprofit organizations focused on building economic and civic capacity for the West African and African American communities in the Twin Cities.
Abou holds a Juris Doctor, Master’s Degree in Public Policy, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Political Science. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota.
Supreme Court of Minnesota
U.S. District Court of Minnesota
Juris Doctorate Degree, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Master’s Degree, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Bachelor’s Degree, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire