Omari Akeem

Biography

Mr. Akeem was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University at Albany, with a major in Criminology and minor in Psychology. Inspired to advocate on behalf of those unable to vigorously advocate for themselves, Mr. Akeem moved to Gainesville, Florida, to attend the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Prior to joining SHELTON | MCKEAN, Mr. Akeem worked tirelessly as an Associate Public Defender in Hillsborough County. This provided him an opportunity to work closely with nearly a thousand clients on complex criminal matters. It was the uniqueness of each case that allowed Mr. Akeem to become an effective advocate, utilizing both oral advocacy and a rigorous motion practice to put his clients in the best position to reach a desired resolution. Most notably, Mr. Akeem was selected by his office to litigate on behalf of the suspect in the “Tampa Pipe Bomb” case.

Mr. Akeem now dedicates his skills to providing efficient services in the areas of insurance and personal injury defense. He understands that consistent and meaningful contact with clients is the key ingredient to any successful defense.

Representative Experience:
  • Hillsborough County Public Defender Office, Associate Public Defender, 2019 – 2020
  • Alachua County Public Defender Office, Legal Extern, 2018
Professional Affiliations:
  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • J.D., University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 2019
  • B.A., University at Albany, 2015