Additionally Khurrum has represented scores of individuals detained by the government since September 11, 2001. In the days and months immediately following 9/11, Khurrum worked in conjunction with civil rights organizations to represent hundreds of people detained on material witness warrants and immigration holds. He also has defended individuals charged with allegedly committing or conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, including three medical students falsely accused of terrorism in Florida on the anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 and many individuals charged with conspiring to commit acts of domestic terrorism. In all of these cases, Khurrum has sought to vindicate the constitutional rights of his clients.
A devoted advocate for human and civil rights, Khurrum has fought tirelessly to protect civil liberties from unwarranted government encroachment and to educate the public about the importance of safeguarding our constitutional protections, especially in times that try our nation's conscience. Khurrum has been a leader in educating the public about the details of the domestic and foreign policy that infringes on the rights of the individual. He has commented on policies that have damaged America's ability to combat terrorism under the guise of national security. He has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, and various other television and radio shows across the nation.
Khurrum has testified on civil rights issues several times before various government organizations, including twice before the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He frequently is invited to speak at conferences, community meetings, and professional forums.
Before entering private practice, Khurrum served several years as a Senior Trial Attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Prior to working at NDS, Khurrum gained extensive trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami, Florida. Khurrum received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Khurrum is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York, and various Federal Courts. He is also a member of professional organizations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Muslim Bar Association. He is actively licensed in Florida, New York, Federal trial and appeals courts.
Khurrum is a founding member and current Vice-Chair of EMERGE USA, a national non-profit civic engagement organization with chapters in Florida and Texas. He also serves on the board of the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews, MCCJ, the Miami Council for International Visitors, and Voices for Children Broward County.