Blind Akrawi is a Member at Neal & Harwell. He focuses on representing clients in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation matters to include alleged healthcare fraud; environmental law; products liability; corporate investigations; commercial, civil, and criminal litigation; and appellate litigation. He also represents individuals and corporations in pre-litigation government investigations, while also assisting clients in criminal matters.

Prior to joining Neal & Harwell, Blind was an assistant attorney general in the Civil Litigation and State Services Division of the Tennessee attorney general’s office. He also served as an assistant public defender in the 22nd Judicial District, Columbia, Tennessee.

Blind serves on Neal & Harwell’s Social Justice Task Force which promotes diversity and inclusion within the firm and the community. He also serves on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CRED) which works to promote diversity and inclusion within the legal community.

Representative Matters:
  • Employee representation in an alleged healthcare fraud case
  • Defense work for a major corporation being investigated for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act
  • Corporate investigation work for major automobile manufacturer
  • Representation of defendant in federal white-collar prosecution and investigation
  • Assist recording artist with royalty payment dispute with record label
  • Trademark infringement matters
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association – Member; Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee Member
  • Nashville Bar Association – Member
  • Legal Aid Society – Legal Clinic Pro Bono Program Volunteer
  • The Hope Clinic – Legal Clinic Volunteer
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – 2015 Fellow
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court – Barrister Member
  • TBA Leadership Law – Class of 2016
Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2003, J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, 1999, B.A.