Mohammad Tajsar is a senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California. He joined the organization in 2017.
Mohammad’s work primarily focuses on national security and counterterrorism policy, with a particular focus on the impacts of national security law on Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities. Mohammad also works on police misconduct, government surveillance, and protecting individuals’ and organization’s rights in the digital world.
Mohammad’s current docket includes Fazaga v. FBI, a challenge to the FBI’s surveillance of mosques in Orange County, and Phillips v. Customs and Border Protection, a constitutional challenge to the surveillance and detention of immigrant rights lawyers and non-profit leaders.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Mohammad served as an associate at Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP, a Pasadena, California-based law firm specializing in civil rights and workers’ rights.
Mohammad began his legal career as a law clerk in United States District Court for the District of Nevada and a legal fellow at the ACLU of Southern California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and from UCLA.