Trial Lawyer

Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley

Years Practicing: 12

Years with Current Firm: 11

Haytham Faraj’s path to becoming a trial lawyer began as a Marine Corps infantryman and later a Marine Corps infantry officer. Since then, Faraj has tried more than eighty civil and criminal trials in the last ten years.

Faraj was the lead trial lawyer in the case of United States v. Frank Wuterich, where Faraj represented the Marine squad leader accused of nineteen counts of first degree murder in the most famous war crimes trial since My Lai. He was also lead trial lawyer in the case of United States v. Trent Thomas. He acquitted his client who was freed after nearly two years in jail awaiting trial. Other notable victories include the acquittal of a man accused of spying for Saddam Hussein; the recent acquittal of a man accused of illegally exporting U.S. Defense Articles to South Sudan; a 2.2 million dollars verdict on a zero offer that was tried in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and the acquittal of Navy Seal Matthew McCabe.

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