Associate, Mr. Rahman focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, entertainment law and criminal defense. Mr. Rahman is a registered agent with the NFL Players Association.  Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the Public Defender’s Office of the Eleventh Circuit, Miami Florida.

Mr. Rahman is a member of the Pennsylvania and Florida Bar.  He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  He received his J.D. from Saint Thomas University and his B.A. from Cheyney University.


The newest associate to El-Shabazz + Harris, Ms. Taylor comes to the firm from The Defenders Association of Philadelphia, where as a staff attorney, she defended both adult and juvenile clients in all aspects of criminal defense. Her exceptional working knowledge of both State and Federal Constitutional Law allows her to successfully challenge the methods in which law enforcement agencies gather evidence and execute arrests. Ms. Taylor’s courtroom demeanor has led her colleagues to peg her as “the next great female litigator”.

She joins El-Shabazz + Harris after having spent time in Capetown, South Africa, where she successfully assisted in the release of several illegally detained individuals. With concentrations in criminal, civil and domestic litigation, Ms. Taylor is a perfect fit for this thriving litigation boutique.

Ms. Taylor is a graduate of Spelman College and Howard University School of Law.


Counsel, Mr. Powell has over eighteen years of experience and provides quality and professional legal services to his clients.  He has a stellar reputation as an intelligent, hard working and dedicated individual.  Mr. Powell provides legal counsel and advice to various small businesses, corporate executives and various entertainers in the music industry. He negotiates various contracts and agreements for his clients, including employment, shareholder, operating, endorsement, production, recording, music publishing and licensing agreements.  He provides legal and business advice to clients on small business financing and corporate matters.  Mr. Powell also maintains a thriving real estate practice as well.

Mr. Powell is a member of the New York Bar.  He received his J.D. from George Washington University and his B.A. from Hofstra University.