Adeel Bashir, Esq.
Interim Deputy Appellate Chief
Adeel Bashir is an Assistant Federal Public Defender and Appellate Supervisor for the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Middle District of Florida. While with the defender office, he has litigated over a hundred cases involving a complete array of issues across the Federal District Court, Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, the latter of which includes notable victories include Yates v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1074 (2015), and Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191 (2019). While the majority of his practice involves appeals, Mr. Bashir is frequently involved in all aspects of trial and post-conviction litigation, successfully obtaining wins on motions to suppress, judgments of acquittals, habeas motions, and in clemency and compassionate release. In addition, he .regularly writes and speaks at conferences and events on topics of criminal justice, and most recently he has led the Defender's Office's partnership with Stetson College of Law to create a Compassionate Release Practicum in connection with the newly promulgated First Step Act of 2018. Prior to joining the Defender's Office, Mr. Bashir worked as a litigation associate at Mayer Brown, LLP, in Washington D.C. He is a 2009 graduate of George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Cum Laude, where he won numerous oral advocacy awards, including serving as team captain of the top ranked team in the U.S. in the renowned Jessup International moot court competition.