Mr. Naji grew up in Amman, Jordan, until the age of 13, when he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended and graduated from Pattonville High School. Prior to attending law school, he earned an associate degree in Business Administration from St. Louis Community College; a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Missouri; a master’s degree in international business from École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA SHANGHAI, China), and his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center in May 2022. Mr. Naji is fluent in Arabic and Chinese.
While attending the Southern University Law Center, Mr. Naji was a member of the SULC Trial Advocacy Board, where he was awarded Best Oral Advocate in the 2020 Intraschool Mock Trial Competition. Additionally, he competed on behalf of TAB in the Texas Young Lawyers National Trial Competition in 2021 and 2022 and competed in the Louisiana Interstate Mock Trial Competition in the fall of 2021, where he and his team members placed first among all Louisiana Law schools. In addition, Mr. Naji was awarded the Honors Board of Advocates Outstanding Advocate of the Year (2022) for his outstanding oral advocacy skills, commitment to justice, teamwork, and outstanding academic achievement. Before Joining our team at Cofman Townsley Mr. Naji worked with the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington DC, The San Diego City Attorney’s Office Civil litigation Department, and ArchCity Defenders in St. Louis Missouri.
Mr. Naji enjoys spending time with his daughter Fida, aka FoFo, and working with his hands on his cars or on carpentry projects around the house. He is an avid traveler and has recently added a new hobby as a pilot for single-propeller planes.