Mohamed N. Bakry


Mohamed focuses a large portion of his practice on the defense of wrongful death cases within the areas of product liability, premises liability, and transportation. In this capacity, he defends manufacturers, property owners, retailers, and product suppliers of all sizes against claims alleging assault and battery, defects on the premises, acts of negligent third parties, negligence or improper maintenance of the premises, negligent service, design defects, failure to warn, and breach of warranty.

He has significant experience in asbestos litigation, defending product manufacturers, suppliers and premises owners in asbestos-related cases. Mohamed actively participates in arbitration and major jury trial cases from inception to the final resolution. In representing clients, he handles all phases of litigation, including the initial case investigation, discovery, depositions, motion practice and the preparation of witnesses for trial.

Mohamed also represents clients facing criminal charges, having previously worked for the non-profit Defender Association of Philadelphia. He has served as lead counsel in both bench and jury trials, from inception to resolution, and has appeared in Philadelphia Municipal Court, Family Court and the Court of Common Pleas.

An active member of the volunteer community, Mohamed served on the Board of Trustees for the Nationalities Service Center from 2012 to 2017, holding positions on the Program and Personnel Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee, Executive Committee, and the Chair of the Board. This non-profit organization provides social, educational and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area. Mohamed currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia, a social and educational organization working to promote camaraderie among members of the bench and the bar in the Philadelphia area.

Classes/Seminars Taught

4th and 5th Amendments: Civilian and Police Interactions – Panelist, SABA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June, 2019

Know Your Rights, Drexel University's Black Graduate Student Union, February 23, 2018

Opioid Addiction in the Workers Compensation Arena, Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council, February 15, 2018

Understanding the 5th Amendment, Muslim American Community Association, April 2015

Defending a Criminal Case, Marshall Dennehey Seminar, February 2015

Know Your Rights: Immigration, Premises Liability, and the 4th Amendment, Muslim American Community Association, December 2014

An Overview of the Criminal Justice System for Interpreters, Nationalities Service Center, May 2013


"Five Diverse Viewpoints, One Common Goal: Increased Diversity in the Legal Community," For the Defense, April 2016

"Government Disclosure Obligations in Criminal Cases," The Legal Intelligencer, White Collar Crime Supplement, May 5, 2015

New Jersey
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2007)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., cum laude, 2003)
Honors & awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
Associations & memberships
Defense Research Institute; Diversity Committee member and co-editor, "Diversity Insider" newsletter
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Nationalities Service Center Board of Trustees, Board Chair
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia, Board Member
Year joined