Howard University School of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; CALI Award, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Torts II and Education Law; Merit Scholarship
  • Howard Law Journal, Managing Editor; Howard Public Interest Law Society
Pace University, M.S.
  • Education, Teaching Students with Disabilities
Wayne State University, B.A.
  • Education
  • cum laude; Board of Governor's Scholarship
  • Spain Semester Abroad - Literature, Language and Culture; Poland and Denmark Semester Abroad - Holocaust Field Experience

Prior Employment

  • New York City Public Schools, Teach for America, Corps Member and Teacher, New York, NY 2005-2007

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Judge Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Senior Law Clerk, 2012-2013
  • Judge Arthur J. Tarnow, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Judicial Law Clerk, 2010-2012

Professional Affiliations

Media Law Resource Center (MLRC)

State Bar of Michigan

  • Litigation Section

Federal Bar Association

  • Law Clerk Committee, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter

Wolverine Bar Association

  • Judicial Externship Program, Co-chair

Oakland County Bar Association

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Ms. Jafary-Hariri is an associate in the Litigation Department. She assists with commercial disputes involving contract, insurance, and issues of fraud. Ms. Jafary-Hariri also works in the area of media law and helps counsel and represent media outlets on Freedom of Information Act, First Amendment, and defamation matters. She works on intellectual property matters and serves as outside general counsel for start-up businesses.  Ms. Jafary-Hariri is very involved in Detroit’s redevelopment and legal communities, having key leadership roles for young professionals at the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the Wolverine Bar Association and the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

  • Assists media law attorneys in their counseling of newspapers, television stations, and their reporters on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and First Amendment issues

  • Represents national corporations in trademark infringement matters

  • Assists private equity firms and their portfolio companies in litigation involving allegations of fraud as well as insurance disputes

  • Represents national corporations in Telephone Consumer Protection Act compliance and class action defense

  • Serves on the firm’s Attorney Development Committee


  • Assisted senior media lawyers in obtaining the dismissal of a defamation action on behalf of local NBC affiliate station, Todd v. NBC Universal (MSNBC), No. 2014-004589-CZ (Wayne County Circuit Court, filed Apr. 9, 2014)
  • Assisted senior media lawyers in obtaining the dismissal of a defamation action on behalf of local Fox affiliate station, Fitch v. WJBK Broadcasting, Inc. d/b/a WJBK-TV | Fox 2, No. 2014-009956-NZ (Wayne County Circuit Court, filed Aug. 1, 2014)


Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

  • Board of Directors, Young Professionals Liaison
  • Programming Committee
  • Riviere28 Auxiliary Group, Co-chair

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Seminars & Events


  • State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section
    • Recognized as a 2016 finalist for the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award, 2014
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, 2014 Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation