Throughout his tenure in the Orlando office at Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP, Taj has gained valuable experience in all aspects of the litigation process, including conducting preliminary investigations, discovery, depositions, settlement negotiations, mediation, motions for summary judgment, trial and appeals. Most recently, he has sharpened his skill set serving as the Legal Director for CAIR-Florida where he was responsible for the litigation strategy in a wide variety of cases such as Title VII litigation in state and federal court, fair housing litigation, FBI watch list litigation, and advocating for religious equality and fair treatment for incarcerated individuals. He has engaged in federal litigation against the Florida Department of Corrections and through his advocacy and legal work, has championed the rights of at-risk populations. Taj looks forward to using his litigation acumen to contribute to the future success of KNCH.
Taj is a firm believer in the importance of tenacity, honesty, and dedication to the legal profession. As a result, he has secured settlements in a plethora of civil rights, persuaded the Court to deny the opposing party’s Motion for Summary Judgment, and argued successfully for aggrieved parties. He has been instrumental in negotiating favorable settlements in favor of his clients and has exhibited his persuasive writing skills in his motions practice, as well as on appeal.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Howard County, Taj mastered his academics under the strict scrutiny of his teachers, administrators, and coaches, who demanded a level of academic success that matched his athletic accomplishments. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania on a full scholarship tied to his academic success and football acumen. Taj majored in Government and Law, then naturally followed his undergraduate studies at the University of Baltimore School of Law, concentrating on litigation. He was a teaching assistant for the first year legal research and writing class and used that opportunity to develop his litigation skills. Taj also spent a summer clerking for the Honorable George L. Russell, III, who now sits on the United States District Court, District of Maryland in Baltimore City.
Taj is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and Florida. He has also handled matters in the neighboring jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pro hac vice.
Outside of work, Taj enjoys traveling to unique destinations with his wife and engaging in native cultures. He remains loyal to his football roots paying close attention to the Lafayette vs. Lehigh rivalry. He spends the vast majority of his leisure time reading, cooking and spending time with his wife and children.