Azra is an attorney at Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC whose practice consists of litigating civil rights and employment claims on behalf of individuals. Her caseload involves representation of minors who have had their federal and constitutional rights violated at the hands of the state, individuals who were subjected to excessive force, and employees who were discriminated or retaliated against on behalf of their sex, race, national origin, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. Azra has been a litigator for the past 10 years advocating for equal justice, equal access and equal protection for those suffering from abuses of their civil rights.
Azra began her legal career at the Innocence Project in New York, working with incarcerated individuals on exoneration through DNA testing. The experience helped her understand the criminal justice system, but more specifically exposed her to the shortcomings and inequities inherent in the process. She went on to become a Public Defender in New York, learning her way around a courtroom and zealously advocating for her clients. She continued as a Public Defender in Denver, working to protect and enforce the rights of people being shuffled through the system. She has handled hundreds of cases and conducted dozens of jury trials. In the last three years, Azra has worked in civil practice as a trial attorney, engineering her years of in-courtroom experience and insight to advise and represent non-profit corporations.
Azra is involved in the community, having served on the executive board of the Colorado Bar Association’s Civil Rights Section and currently serves as a CWBA Board member. She also sits on the Board for the Colorado Judicial Institute, a Colorado nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote a fair and impartial judiciary.