Attorney at Pritzker Hageman
Tariq knew he wanted to go to law school after reading Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America.” He was inspired by Tocqueville’s observation that lawyers and jury trials were the essential pillars that protected democracy in America. It resonated deeply with him that a lawyer’s job is to protect and enforce the rights of citizens equally under the law and to protect those rights against the tyranny of the majority. When historians look at almost every major dispute in this country, more often than not those disputes were settled in a court room. By attorneys, judges, jurys and the American court system upholding the rule of law in this way these disputes can be resolved without the unrest and bloodshed that you see in other countries.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to help otherwise marginalized people. I see clients all the time who have been overlooked, exploited, and lied to. The more powerful and wealthy the at-fault party is, the more the injured person is given the short end of the stick. I take great pride in being able to help clients get compensation that is rightfully theirs.” – Tariq
Results: Jury Verdicts and Settlements
- $27,000,000.00 on behalf of a family whose children were sickened with E. coli.
- $12,150,000.00 on behalf on an 8-year old girl who was sickened with E. coli.
- $8,750,000.00 on behalf of a 13-year old girl who was sickened with E. coli.
- $6,450,000.00 On behalf of of three people sickened in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a resort hotel
- $6,000,000.00 on behalf of six people impacted by a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to a hotel hot tub.
- $4,900,000.00 on behalf of a 4-year old boy who was sickened with E. coli.
- $4,500,000.00 on behalf of an 18-year old man who was rendered a paraplegic after diving into a residential pool.
- $4,500,000.00 for our client, who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a crash between a drunk driver and a semi trailer.
- $4,500,000.00 on behalf of a 23-year old man who was sickened with Salmonella.
- $3,900,000.00 on behalf of the parents of children who were sickened with E. coli.
- $3,700,000.00 on behalf of a 26-year old woman who was sickened with E. coli.
- $3,500,000.00 for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury when his vehicle was hit by a distracted commercial truck driver.
- $3,300,000.00 on behalf of a 10-year old boy who was sickened with E. coli.
- $3,300,000.00 on behalf of a 1-year old boy who was sickened with E. coli.
- $3,000,000.00 for a wrongful death claim brought on behalf of two adult men whose parents were killed in a Kentucky home explosion caused by a natural gas leak
- $3,000,000.00 on behalf of the family of a woman who died as a result of Legionnaires’ Disease contracted while staying at a Las Vegas hotel.
- $2,350,000.00 for our client who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at a hotel and was hospitalized for over a month
- $1,750,000.00 for the family of a 52-year old man who died of Legionnaires’ disease linked to a hotel.
- $1,750,000.00 to a woman sickened with Legionnaires’ disease after being exposed in a hotel hot tub.
- $1,425,000.00 Our client suffered E. coli O157:H7 poisoning and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) from consuming adulterated salad product.
- $1,050,000.00 on behalf of a 15-year old girl who was sickened with E. coli.
- $1,000,000.00 on behalf of an 11-year old girl who was burned in an apartment fire.
Personal and Family Life
Tariq was born and raised in London. His father is English and his mother is from Morocco. There was a big age gap between his parents (25 years) as well as some pretty big cultural differences. Tariq’s father currently lives in England with Tariq’s three younger sisters and his mother now lives in Spain. Tariq’s oldest sister is a high school science teacher, and the youngest two are still in school themselves.
Tariq swam competitively growing up and moved to the U.S. for college because there were many more opportunities for him to train, compete and go to school than if he stayed in London. Neither of his parents attended college, so he saw the opportunity to go to college as its own a great opportunity. Also, since his parents were not in a financial position to be able to help with tuition, the opportunity to get a scholarship was something that he didn’t want to turn down. Tariq attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison because it had a great mix of athletics and academics. After graduating from Madison, he knew he wanted to stay in the Midwest and the University of Minnesota law school was an easy choice because it had an excellent reputation and Tariq knew Minnesota would be a great place to live.
Tariq was selected to the 2023 and 2024 editions of “Ones to Watch: Best Lawyers in America” for his high caliber work in personal injury litigation.
“Being part of the team at Pritzker Hageman provides me with the chance to help people who are being wronged and taken advantage of. Insurance companies, manufacturers, trucking companies, healthcare providers – these organizations can get away with egregious behavior if left unchecked. Being a Personal Injury lawyer helps me to level the playing field for individuals who aren’t given a fair deal.” – Tariq