Ali Mokaram, Managing Partner
After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Ali Mokaram moved to Houston to further his education and to attend law school. Upon graduating law school from Texas Southern University, he passed the Texas bar in the same year and was admitted to practice law in November 1995.
After clerking at the United States Attorney’s Office Major Crimes Division in the Southern District and spending a year at a personal injury firm, he quickly struck out on his own and opened Mokaram Law Firm. In 2000, he had already recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, by the age of 30. Mr. Mokaram spent the next decade co-counseling with some of the titans of his industry including the late John O’Quinn, Mark Lanier, Williams Kherker, Susman Godfrey, and finally with Mr. Walter Humphrey, who along with Mr. Mokaram sued the NFL in 2011 on behalf of numerous former players in the highly publicized concussion lawsuit.
In addition to his partnership with Provost Humphrey, Mr. Mokaram is currently representing over 400 former NFL players along with his partners in the NFL litigation, Jeffrey Stern and David Buckley. It is believed that the current settlement in this case is the first “open ended” settlement in history. Simply put, the NFL has agreed to put up as much money as needed to compensate all those harmed.
Mr. Mokaram also was one of the first attorneys in the country to adopt online, streamlined sign-ups for his clients discretely and with complete privacy, after receiving approval from ethics law professors that deemed such contracts appropriate for today’s Internet era and binding on both sides.
This allowed Mr. Mokaram to redirect his focus to a more nationwide practice that is also more focused on particular claims such as MDL litigation (Multi District Litigation), pharmaceutical or manufacture’s defect claims that sometimes have groups of tens of thousands of clients, and other catastrophic injury cases including commercial semi trucks (18-wheelers). With over 20 years of experience handling such tort claims, Mr. Mokaram is uniquely positioned to not only litigate such cases with the brightest and best legal minds in the country, but also bankroll such ventures.
The simple truth in such cases is that families are often devastated emotionally and financially and their claims require expenses that most attorneys that are not seasoned or well financed are simply unable to handle properly. This causes victims’ family members constant stress during the period of representation, which can often last multiple years. In cases where the attorney they chose is underfunded, the unfortunate result will be a settlement that is under the actual value of the claim because the right experts, physicians, engineers, or other professionals and scientists that could have added immense value to a case were not hired because of the costs associated with them. “The people we deal with do not just write multi-million dollar checks. We have to convince them that not only it’s the RIGHT thing to do, but that we can prove it in a court of law.”
Mr. Mokaram is available nationwide and internationally to personally visit with prospective clients. Helping families during times of crisis is what Mr. Mokaram finds to be the most rewarding part of his job.