Abraham Rubert-Schewel joined Tin Fulton Walker & Owen in 2020, after moving from New York back to his home state of North Carolina.
In New York, Abe co-founded a civil rights firm, Lord & Schewel PLLC, clerked for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern District of New York and served as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan.
Abe’s civil rights practice includes cases involving wrongful conviction, excessive force, and systemic challenges to unconstitutional state, city and police conduct. Abe also represents clients in employment, voting, and North Carolina public records litigation. Some of Abe’s current and past civil rights cases include Douglas v. City of New York, a suit on behalf of two young Black men who were wrongfully held for a combined 5.5 years on Rikers Island before they were exonerated by GPS data and awarded two million dollars in a settlement; NAACP v. City of Charlotte, a suit brought after police trapped and tear gassed 350 people protesting the murder of George Floyd; and Washington v. City of Raleigh, a suit brought on behalf of 15 clients falsely arrested and incarcerated on fabricated heroin trafficking charges.