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Salim Punjani - Orlando, FL

Orlando Workers' Compensation Lawyer
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730 Vassar St.Orlando, FL 32804
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Salim PunjaniLawyer Overview

Salim Punjani was born in Chicago, Illinois. He lived with his family in the Chicago suburbs, where his father owned a pizza restaurant. When Salim was 12, his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. His father continued to pursue local business ownership and operation by buying convenience stores in Atlanta. His mother volunteered her time for community events and causes. Salim has one sister, who now works as a fifth grade teacher in South Carolina.

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Salim Punjani was born in Chicago, Illinois. He lived with his family in the Chicago suburbs, where his father owned a pizza restaurant. When Salim was 12, his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. His father continued to pursue local business ownership and operation by buying convenience stores in Atlanta. His mother volunteered her time for community events and causes. Salim has one sister, who now works as a fifth grade teacher in South Carolina.

Salim's father suggested that he become a lawyer from a young age, mainly because Salim had a talent for arguing his way out of trouble as a child. When he was in high school, Salim held internships at Atlanta-based law firms during the summer, a job that had a long-lasting effect on his career. His other jobs during this time include assistant to a vice president at the investment firm Bear Sterns and occasionally helping at his father's stores. Also while in high school, Salim volunteered for youth camps and religious classes, worked as a logistics coordinator for Camp Mosaic, and played football.

Choosing to stay local for his undergraduate degree, Salim enrolled at Emory University in downtown Atlanta. He was very involved in his community while in college. Not only did Salim mentor inner-city youth at underfunded middle schools in metro Atlanta, but he also worked on behalf of veterans at the VA hospital in their clinical research sector. His position focused on veterans dealing with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, a group which Salim continues to help through representing disabled servicemen and women in their disability claims. His involvement earned Salim the Who's Who Among Student in American Universities award and the National Collegiate Minority Leadership award. Salim graduated from Emory with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology in 2003.

After moving to the Orlando area, Salim started law school at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. He was an active member of the Environmental Law Society and treasurer of the Animal Rights Law Society. He also earned two Book Awards in recognition of earning the highest grade in his workers' compensation and business organization classes. He took part in the Earth Advocacy clinic, a group which represented a Florida community in their fight to get a large corporation to clean up the land they had contaminated. He also worked on preliminary efforts to get the Gopher Tortoise listed as an endangered species.

Salim is interested in many different practice areas, including criminal law, although he focuses on workers' compensation and disability claims. He is pursuing membership in the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar Association and is also looking at future Bar admissions in Washington D.C., New York, and Georgia. When Salim isn't working on behalf of injured employees, he enjoys running with his dog Rahki in local parks around Orlando. He also enjoys playing basketball and cheering for the Chicago Bear, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks. Salim is planning a trip to Dubai for the end of this year, which may include a few days in Egypt.

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Practice Areas
Workers' CompensationDisability Claims
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Florida, 2010
Other Affiliations
Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar Association (Member)
Education
Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida, May, 2010
J.D.
Honors: Member, Environmental Law Society
Honors: Treasurer, Animal Rights Law Society
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology
Past Positions
Bear Sterns, Assistant to Vice President
Pro Bono Activities
VA Hospital
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Honors
Who's Who Among Student in American Universities AwardNational Collegiate Minority Leadership Award
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Address
730 Vassar St.Orlando, FL 32804
Phone
407-501-4131
Fax
407-648-4614
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Yes
Office Hours
8am - 6pm Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
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