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  • Business/Commercial Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Creditor & Debtor Rights

  • Appellate

  • Immigration


  • LL.M. in U.S. Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University (2017)

  • B.P.T.C. (Bar Professional Training Course), The University of the West of England (2015)

  • LL.B. (Bachelors of Laws), University of London (2014)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • Maryland

  • District Court of Maryland

  • Southern District of New York

  • England (non-practicing)

  • Wales (non-practicing)


  • New York State Bar Association

  • Fairfax Bar Association

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn


Prior to moving back to the United States in 2015, Ibnul pursued an LL.B. (Bachelors of Laws), followed by the B.P.T.C. (Bar Professional Training Course) to become qualified as a Barrister in England and Wales. Ibnul is also licensed as a Civil and Commercial Mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.  


Ibnul earned his LL.M. in U.S. Law in 2017 from George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, in United States law. Ibnul joined the firm in June 2017. Ibnul works on various civil cases in both state and federal courts, handling a substantial portion of the firm's complex litigation cases and appellate work.


His practice includes assisting clients, national and international, with business and commercial litigation, real estate matters, creditor and debtor rights, affirmative immigration petitions, administrative investigations, appeals, and enforcing money judgments.

Ibnul also teaches Constitutional law as an Adjunct Professor at Antonin Scalia Law School.

Major Involvements:  


Ibnul successfully defended a 5 count lawsuit, alleging landlord of racial discrimination in violation of 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981-82 and tortious interference in connection with an assignment of a lease, which was dismissed on summary judgment.  Ibnul drafted and appeared for the discovery motions and drafted the Motion for Summary Judgment, the Memorandum in Support, and Reply Brief, which was granted by the Court (J. Trenga) based on the doctrine of respondeat superior. Mamadou et al. v. Cho et al., 1:20-cv-146-AJT-IDD, (E.D. Va., Nov. 6, 2020).

Ibnul was substantially involved in the firm's representation of Keystone Transportation Solutions LLC in a trade secrets case under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (2016) pertaining to the misappropriation of trade secrets from a locally-owned, small business by an international industry-leading company. Ibnul was substantially involved in conducting discovery, legal research, motions practice, and preparing the case for trial. The Court substantially denied the Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment. The case was then mediated and dismissed with prejudice. Keystone Transp. Sols, LLC v. Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-00039, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67102 (W.D. Va. 2019).


Ibnul prepared a complex, multi-party, multi-count suit, alleging millions of dollars in damages in connection with a foreclosure sale of approximately 17-acres of real estate in Fairfax, Virginia, previously belonging to Hunter Mill West, L.C. (“HMW”). Ibnul was substantially involved in conducting discovery, legal research, motions practice, and preparing the case for trial. Fairfax County Circuit Court granted judgment in HMW’s favor (on Count I) for $1,274,949.06 and the judgment was featured on Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2019” concerning breaches of a promissory note and deed of trust prior to foreclosure. Hunter Mill West LC v. Catjen LLC, et al. (Fairfax County 2019).


Ibnul served as second-chair and successfully defended a client based on the “statute of frauds” in connection with a purported oral agreement for services entered into in China, amounting to six-figures in damages. Ibnul was substantially involved in defending the lawsuit, strategizing on the defense, conducting discovery, legal research, motions practice, and preparing the case for trial. Ibnul prepared a Motion to Strike based on the statute of frauds, which the trial judge granted as to one count. Judgment on the other two counts was entered in the Defendants’ favor. Abuduleaila Maimaitimin, et al. v. Abudukeyimu Abuduhamiti (Fairfax Circuit Court 2019).  


Ibnul was involved in researching and drafting the successful appellate brief in a case upholding a church’s right to enforce contracts pertaining to the transfer of real estate. Pure Presbyterian Church of Wash. v. Grace of God Presbyterian Church, 296 Va. 42, 817 S.E.2d 547 (2018).


Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.









  • Adjunct Professor, Constitutional law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

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