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Attorney Yusuf S. Olufemi

Yusuf S. Olufemi


I  was born August 27, 1952, to the parents of Judge/Attorney David H. Hood and Eula Bell Hood. David was a Howard Law graduate and stalwart in the Civil Rights Movement. Eula was an educator receiving her Master’s Degree from Tuskegee University.


I am married to Nailah Corliss Olufemi who I met while attending Alabama A & M University. I have two children, Jay and Marilyn, and three (3) grandchildren, Ethan, Austin and Mariano. My son in law is Edgar Acosta. I was a four year letterman at Alabama A&M in football and two year starter. My team sent John Stallworth to the Pittsburg Steelers, Ronnie Coleman to the Houston Oilers, and Oliver Ross to the Denver Broncos.



Bachelor of Science - Alabama A&M University

Bachelor of Science - University Alabama Huntsville

Master of Science - Alabama A&M University

Juris Doctor- Summa Cume Laude - Miles Law School


Military Duty

United States Army- Vietnam Era Veteran: Honorable Discharge

Charter Member American Legion: Matthew Leonard Post 267


Law Practice

Alabama State Bar                      1988


United States District Court          1988
Northern District of Alabama


United States District Court          1992
Middle District of Alabama


United State District Court            1998
Southern District of Alabama


Supreme Court of the                   1988
United States


Yusuf began his practice in 1988 as a lawyer for Birmingham Area Legal Services. In 1990 he joined the firm of Newton & May practicing in the area of Criminal Law, Federal Practice, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury. In 1992, Yusuf opened his own office, The Law Center, returning home to Bessemer. Yusuf continued his practice in the areas of Civil and Criminal Law; Divorce Law, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, School Board cases, and 1983 Claims. That most recently Attorney Olufemi had the privilege to Argue before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in a case Raising the Constitutionality of a Municipal Statute.

Yusuf is a member of Saint Peter the Apostle Church where he is a lector and usher.

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