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
United States Army- Vietnam Era Veteran: Honorable Discharge
Charter Member American Legion: Matthew Leonard Post 267
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
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.