Rashad is a first-generation immigrant from the remote village of Gatham in the highlands of Yemen. His family fled poverty and unrest in pursuit of the American dream. Rashad's family lived in a modest one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, New York as his father tirelessly worked eighteen-hour shifts seven days a week saving money for a small business in North Carolina.
Rashad grew up working at his family's small business in Vance County where he later graduated valedictorian from Southern Vance High School. Rashad is the proud father of five amazing children whose ages range from 10 to 20 years old. Rashad volunteers with the Optimist Club and devotes a percentage of his practice to providing pro bono legal services to indigent clients, especially those without access to an Arabic speaking court-appointed attorney.
Rashad is the first college graduate in his family, receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rashad graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law where he embraced the practice of law as a calling to serve others. Rashad began his legal career proudly serving Wake County as an assistant district attorney. He then became a statewide traffic safety resource prosecutor with the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. Recognizing the importance of thorough and aggressive representation for the citizens of North Carolina, Rashad later decided to serve our community in a broader capacity as an attorney focusing on criminal defense and immigration law in Vance County and Wake County.