is a 2020 graduate of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law where he was the 2019-20 President of the Student Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad. Hamid Saahir is a core organizer of Black American Muslims' voter engagement via bam-vote.com. Mr. Saahir will practice civil litigation including civil rights, personal injury, and elder law upon his admission into the bar.
Currently, Mr. Saahir is a consultant with WCP Communications where he has helped with public relations on cases including police brutality cases of Jacob Blake and Joel Acevedo, cases led by attorneys Ben Crump and B’Ivory LaMarr. Mr. Saahir is also a law clerk with the law offices of Mohamed Bamba located in Baltimore, Maryland. During the summer of 2019, Mr. Saahir interned with the Law offices of Don Temple where he worked on commercial and employment litigation matters. During the summer of 2018, Mr. Saahir interned with the Office of the People’s Counsel of the District of Columbia where he worked on consumer protection litigation matters on the behalf of Washington, D.C. utility consumers. During the summer of 2017, Mr. Saahir interned with D.C. Law Students in Court (now Rising for Justice) assisting low income and elderly residents with housing issues in Landlord Tenant Court. Mr. Saahir from 2015 to 2019, was a full-time high school teacher at McKinley Tech High School in Washington, DC where he taught Web Design, 3D modeling, and Computer Applications. As a law student, he conducted multiple education series on technology for barred attorneys.
No stranger to social justice, he has served in leadership capacities as the Second Vice President for the Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP, Deputy Director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Chair of Indy Juneteenth Celebration. While a student at Indiana State University Mr. Saahir founded Spoke-N-Heard — a spoken word organization — which, after 15 years, remains a campus hallmark under its new name “Bless The Mic”. Mr. Saahir whenever possible speaks to students to provide mentorship and advice.
After college, Mr. Saahir started 4Cast Magazine, a print and online publication geared toward urban entertainment and marketing. In operations for nearly five years, this independent publication challenged the status quo for marketing in Indianapolis, Indiana while providing employment and internship opportunities to recent college graduates.
Mr. Saahir was the Vice-Chair of the Law Student Division of the National Bar Association and served on Washington, DC’s H-Street Festival planning committee.