Maheen Haq


“Covet no rewards and desire no praise. Maqbool Bhat said these words while fighting unspeakable oppression. We fight for justice for the sake of what is just and nothing else.”

As a grassroots organizer for over a decade, Maheen understands movement lawyering and community centered lawyering. She has a wealth of trauma informed training that she brings to her practice. She will utilize her experiences dealing with police violence and other civil rights issues to create a safe client centered environment for you.

I know how scary it is to put your body on the line for something you believe in. I will use my experience dealing with police violence both as a community organizer and an attorney to create a safe client centered environment for you.

Maheen started organizing protests and doing civil rights work at the age of thirteen in Hagerstown, Maryland. She taught poetry to young students at the Robert Johnson Community Center and coached soccer for refugees in Baltimore City. Her passion for civil rights led her to Georgetown University Law Center. There she continued to work on policing issues at the Innovative Policing Center where she researched police violence in Hagerstown, Maryland. Further she led an investigation at the Georgetown Civil Rights Clinic of the Hagerstown Police Department.

During her time in law school she worked on police violence issues, tenants’ rights, and incarceree rights while working at the Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and Loevy & Loevy.

Prior to joining Joseph Greenwald & Laake Maheen worked on civil rights issues facing Muslims in the areas of employment, policing, and prisons at a non-profit. Maheen still coaches soccer for young Muslim girls.

  • Maryland

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD 2023
  • Universidad Del Norte, 2019
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, BA 2019

  • “The War on Muslim Womens’ Bodies: A Critique of Western Feminism,” Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, (2022).
  • “Athletes have the Right to Practice Their Religion and Their Sport,” Maryland Matters, (2022).
  • “A Message for Hagerstown’s Anti-Muslim Mayor,” Baltimore Sun (2018).
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