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Khurrum Wahid

Khurrum Wahid

Khurrum Wahid is a partner at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP. He has over 100 jury trials in a wide range of federal and state matters in civil, administrative, and criminal fields. He has been recognized by various publications as far back as 2009 in New Times Magazine as lawyer of the year and as recently as this past year as one of Florida Trend Magazines Legal Elite and Super Lawyers in the area of criminal law. His practice focuses on white collar crime, complex fraud matters, and national security cases. Khurrum also has focused on representing those accused of internet and technology-based offenses which include money laundering and financial structuring offenses.  His extensive successful trial experience has led to a civil litigation practice that has included bringing civil rights claims in both State and Federal courts.

Khurrum has been a commentator on cybersecurity policy and law and has been a project advisor for the Department of Defense small business office regarding cybersecurity regulations. Khurrum currently sits on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ National Security Committee. He frequently is invited to speak at conferences, community meetings, and professional forums.  Khurrum is one of the founding members of the Florida Criminal Justice Reform Movement Political Committee.

Before entering private practice, Khurrum served several years as a Senior Trial Attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Prior to working at NDS, Khurrum gained extensive trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami, Florida. Khurrum received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. He is actively licensed in Florida, New York, Federal trial and appeals courts. Khurrum is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York, and various Federal Courts.

Khurrum Wahid is a partner at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP. He has over 100 jury trials in a wide range of federal and state matters in civil, administrative, and criminal fields. He has been recognized by various publications as far back as 2009 in New Times Magazine as lawyer of the year and as recently as this past year as one of Florida Trend Magazines Legal Elite and Super Lawyers in the area of criminal law. His practice focuses on white collar crime, complex fraud matters, and national security cases. Khurrum also has focused on representing those accused of internet and technology-based offenses which include money laundering and financial structuring offenses.  His extensive successful trial experience has led to a civil litigation practice that has included bringing civil rights claims in both State and Federal courts.

Khurrum has been a commentator on cybersecurity policy and law and has been a project advisor for the Department of Defense small business office regarding cybersecurity regulations. Khurrum currently sits on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ National Security Committee. He frequently is invited to speak at conferences, community meetings, and professional forums.  Khurrum is one of the founding members of the Florida Criminal Justice Reform Movement Political Committee.

A devoted advocate for human and civil rights, Khurrum has fought tirelessly to protect civil liberties from unwarranted government encroachment and to educate the public about the importance of safeguarding our constitutional protections.  Khurrum has testified on civil rights issues several times before various government organizations, including once before the New York City Council and twice before the United States Commission on Civil Rights.  Khurrum believes in the adherence to the U.S. Constitution even when such action means representing the unpopular or the pariahs of our society. He has represented individuals in national security matters and challenged the overreach of the government.

Khurrum has been appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to their Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity since 2015. He was also a founding member of the Florida Bar’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion which was formed in 2010. In 2017 he was awarded the Henry Latimer Award by the Florida Bar for his work towards diversity and inclusion. He has been a key organizer or speaker in several diversity seminars and events over the past five years, many of them focused on law students and newly admitted attorneys.  Khurrum is also a founding member of the Florida Muslim Bar Association. This organization has worked toward championing diversity in the legal profession since 2006. In 2022 Khurrum was appointed to the Federal Magistrate Selection Panel for the Southern District of Florida in order to assist in the vetting and selection of Federal Magistrate Judges. 

Khurrum is a founding member and current National Chair of Emgage Action, a national non- profit civic engagement organization with chapters in Florida, Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia. Emgage works to empower emerging majority communities, with a focus on Muslim Americans, to participate more in public and community and public service. 

Khurrum has sat on the board of MCCJ since 2010. MCCJ works to insure every person has the right to live in dignity and enjoy respect, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or socioeconomic status. Khurrum received the MCCJ Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award in 2017.

Khurrum is featured in the book “True American” and the HBOMax documentary “Eye for an Eye” where he represented Rais Bhuiyan in order to stop the execution of a white supremacist Texan who shot and killed a Sikh and a Muslim in the days following 9-11. He is also featured as the defense attorney in the A&E special “Miami Manhunt”. Khurrum recently appeared in the HBO documentary “Homegrown” where he commented on his work in the case of the United States v. Ehsanul Siddiqui. Khurrum has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, and various other television and radio shows across the nation.

Carmen Vizcaino

Carmen Vizcaino

Born, raised and educated in Miami, Carmen Maria Vizcaino is a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar for the Southern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Her practice of over 20 years has included litigation in the areas of Criminal, Family and administrative court.  

As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Carmen worked her way through school at Florida International University.   Working full time during the day and attending night school, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and secured a full merit scholarship to law school.   Though Carmen graduated salutatorian of her law school class, she walked away from big law offers to pursue criminal defense and civil rights work.

Carmen began her career by litigating landmark cases such as the State v. Hardy decision which extended Gideon’s right to counsel to jailed defendants in misdemeanor cases. In her over twenty years of  practice Carmen  has litigated high-profile cases in both State and Federal Courts in South Florida routinely dealing with not merely the legal aspects of a case but also the public relations fallout from a case.  


Born, raised and educated in Miami, Carmen Maria Vizcaino is a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar for the Southern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Her practice of over 20 years has included litigation in the areas of Criminal, Family and administrative court .  

As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Carmen worked her way through school at Florida International University.   Working full time during the day and attending night school, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and secured a full merit scholarship to law school.   Though Carmen graduated salutatorian of her law school class, she walked away from big law offers to pursue criminal defense and civil rights work.  

Carmen began her career by litigating landmark cases such as the State v. Hardy decision which extended Gideon’s right to counsel to jailed defendants in misdemeanor cases. In her over twenty years of  practice Carmen  has litigated high-profile cases in both State and Federal Courts in South Florida routinely dealing with not merely the legal aspects of a case but also the public relations fallout from a case.  

Carmen began her career by litigating landmark cases such as the State v. Hardy decision which extended Gideon’s right to counsel to jailed defendants in misdemeanor cases. In her over twenty years of  practice Carmen  has litigated high-profile cases in both State and Federal Courts in South Florida routinely dealing with not merely the legal aspects of a case but also the public relations fallout from a case.  

Carmen has worked on several national security cases in New York, Virginia and Florida and has litigated one of the first cases to arise under the then newly enacted Patriot Act.  Carmen also handles death penalty and sexual violent predator civil committment cases, both are handled by only a select few Miami attorneys. 

Carmen is the past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers- Miami Chapter.  During her presidency and since then, she worked closely with the judiciary and other criminal justice partners to ensure appropriate access and process to those whose daily work is securing justice and sits on several committees which set forth policy within the Miami Dade criminal justice system.  Carmen spearheaded a lawsuit against the State of Florida to ensure the due process of individuals charged with crimes. 

Carmen has also been involved in politics and  policy.  Carmen has been a mentor to many young women attorneys in her efforts to bring equality and diversity to the legal field. Carmen has been a legal commentator on certain issues for media outlets such as Univision, and the Miami Herald. 

David Geller

Born and raised in South Florida, David Geller is a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar for the Southern District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  His practice of over 15 years has included all areas of business transactions and civil litigation. David’s practice includes business transactions, regulatory and compliance, banking and finance, health law, intellectual property, and civil litigation.  David has successfully represented an intellectual property client before the United States Supreme Court. 

In addition to his legal practice, David has extensive experience in Government at the federal, state, and local levels. David served as Legislative Counsel to Congressman and Former Governor Charlie Crist, Legislative Staff to Florida Senator Annette Taddeo, and most recently as Chief of Staff to Broward County Mayor Steve Geller (no relation).  David has advised political campaigns at all levels of government.  David has been an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida International University and has lectured on Election Law. He is the one of the Founding members of Florida Criminal Justice Reform Movement Political Committee. 

David is also an active member of B’nai B’rith International, and has served on the B’nai B’rith International Executive Committee and Board of Governors.  David has served multiple terms as a voting member of Jewish National Fund, and Jewish Agency for Israel.

David Geller

Born and raised in South Florida, David Geller is a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar for the Southern District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  His practice of over 15 years has included all areas of business transactions and civil litigation. David’s practice includes business transactions, regulatory and compliance, banking and finance, health law, intellectual property, and civil litigation.  David has successfully represented an intellectual property client before the United States Supreme Court. 

In addition to his legal practice, David has extensive experience in Government at the federal, state, and local levels. David served as Legislative Counsel to Congressman and Former Governor Charlie Crist, Legislative Staff to Florida Senator Annette Taddeo, and most recently as Chief of Staff to Broward County Mayor Steve Geller (no relation).  David has advised political campaigns at all levels of government.  David has been an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida International University and has lectured on Election Law. He is the one of the Founding members of Florida Criminal Justice Reform Movement Political Committee. 

David is also an active member of B’nai B’rith International, and has served on the B’nai B’rith International Executive Committee and Board of Governors.  

Nicole Vargas

Nicole Vargas

Nicole Vargas is the Legal Assistant at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP. She was born and raised in South Florida and is fluent in Spanish. She is working towards a future as a criminal defense attorney and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Florida International University. Nicole is passionate about fighting for people accused of crimes and eager to make a positive impact in people’s lives. 

She is an integral part of the team at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP. She supports the attorneys throughout every step of a client’s case including, obtaining records, drafting legal correspondence, client communication, calls with other legal teams, and several other tasks relevant to the preparation of a case. She is committed to working with the attorneys to provide all clients with fearless advocacy and individualized representation. When she is not working at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP, Nicole can be found studying for her classes, reading, or traveling.


Nicole Vargas is the Legal Assistant at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP. She was born and raised in South Florida and is fluent in Spanish. She is working towards a future as a criminal defense attorney and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Florida International University. Nicole is passionate about fighting for people accused of crimes and eager to make a positive impact in people’s lives. 

She is an integral part of the team at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP. She supports the attorneys throughout every step of a client’s case including, obtaining records, drafting legal correspondence, client communication, calls with other legal teams, and several other tasks relevant to the preparation of a case. She is committed to working with the attorneys to provide all clients with fearless advocacy and individualized representation. When she is not working at Wahid Vizcaino Geller LLP, Nicole can be found studying for her classes, reading, or traveling.