NASHVILLE, TN — Blind Akrawi has been named a member at Neal & Harwell, PLC. Akrawi joined Neal & Harwell in 2011. He focuses on representing clients in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation matters, including healthcare fraud, environmental law, corporate investigations, utility regulations, and contract matters.

“We are pleased to welcome Blind into membership at Neal & Harwell, said Philip Irwin, chief manager of the firm.  “In addition to his impressive technical legal expertise, Blind has always demonstrated a “team-first” attitude in all that he does.”

Prior to joining Neal & Harwell, Akrawi was the Tennessee Assistant Attorney General – Civil Litigation & State Services Division.  Previously, he was Assistant Public Defender, 22nd Judicial District, in Columbia, Tennessee.  He is admitted to the United States District Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, and the United States District Courts in the Middle, Eastern, and Western districts of Tennessee.

Akrawi received his J.D. in 2003 from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He earned a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1999 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Nashville Bar Association.  He is a Barrister member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.

He was a 2015 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and is a Class of 2016 member of TBA Leadership Law.

Neal & Harwell is widely regarded as one of the premier litigation firms in the country. Founded in 1971 by Jim Neal and Aubrey Harwell, the midsize firm is committed to excellence in providing the highest quality legal advice and representation. The firm also provides a wide range of full-service legal representation, and its attorneys use their skills as advocates in courtrooms throughout the country. In spite of the emphasis being on litigation, the firm has a substantial and growing business transaction and bankruptcy practice. Clients include companies such as Bridgestone Firestone, ExxonMobil, Ingram Industries, Pfizer, Pilot Flying J and TVA as well as small businesses and individuals.  For additional information, visit

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