Prior to teaming with his friend Gregory Zarzaur, Anil had the privilege of working with and learning from Doug Jones, the former United States Attorney for Northern District of Alabama.
Since 2004, he has concentrated his practice in the area of white collar criminal defense. In each of the past three (3) years he has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” by the Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of white collar criminal defense.
In addition to his white collar experience, Anil also has experience in complex civil litigation, including class actions, shareholder derivative suits, labor and employment matters, False Claims Act litigation, and commercial disputes. Anil also maintains a practice representing businesses based in India, and currently serves as outside general counsel for an Indian energy company. In addition to these areas, Anil also represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases and recently has added a mediation practice.
Anil began his legal career as a public interest lawyer working on behalf of people with disabilities in Alabama and continues to represent people with disabilities in civil rights and civil liberties matters in both his private practice and pro bono practice.
Anil’s representative experience includes:
Serving as a member of the trial team in the successful representation of an industrial manufacturer in an environmental crimes prosecution.
Successfully resolving a complex, multi-party shareholder derivative action involving a closely held bio-technology start-up company.
Serving as lead counsel in an international arbitration involving a $3 million breach of contract claim.
Successfully mediating a complex commercial dispute pending in arbitration between an international company and its former domestic business partners in which the aggregate claims between parties totaled more than $6 million.
Anil presently serves on the national Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union. He served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama from 2006 to 2013, and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2004. He is the current President of the Board of Directors of AIDS Alabama, and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2004. In 2013, Anil was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Inc. He is a member of the Edward Lee Norton Board of Advisors at Birmingham-Southern College.
He received Cox Media Group’s Best in Minority Business Award for “Outstanding Male Attorney” in 2012. He was also named among Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40″ in 2013, recognizing Birmingham’s brightest young business leaders, and honoring those with notable achievements in business and the community. He serves on the Board of Editors of the Alabama Lawyer, the official periodical of the Alabama State Bar and is the co-author of the treatise, Alabama Civil Procedure, published by LexisNexis. He presently sits on the Alabama State Bar’s Diversity Committee and is a member of the Alabama Law Institute’s Criminal Code Committee which is tasked with reviewing, editing, and updating the Alabama Criminal Code.
Anil received his B.A. in English from Birmingham-Southern College, where he ran varsity cross-country and served as SGA President; a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Alabama; and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2000. Anil graduated from the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class of 2010 and was a member of the Leadership UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Class of 2011.
He is active in local and national minority bar associations and has served as the President of the South Asian Bar Association’s Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Magic City Bar Association.
Anil is an avid trail runner. He also enjoys classic soul and R&B music, civil rights history, and following the Alabama Crimson Tide.