Zaki Anwar represents clients in state and federal court at all stages of litigation, focusing on appellate advocacy, dispositive motions, and trial strategy. His practice involves complex commercial litigation, government-facing litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on gun control, immigration, and voting rights.

Mr. Anwar previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he taught a class on the nature and significance of state constitutional law.  He also served as the assistant voting rights counsel for the Ohio Democratic Party, where he strategized litigation to increase access to absentee ballot and early voting options for the 2020 general election.

Mr. Anwar completed clerkships with the Honorable John G. Roberts Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Honorable Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2017, where he received the Fay Diploma, awarded annually to the graduate with the highest grade point average.

Mr. Anwar serves as a mentor for The Appellate Project, which seeks to create a racially diverse, equitable, and inclusive appellate community.


  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2017

      summa cum laude

      Fay Diploma recipient

      Harvard Law Review

    • BA, Economics and Political Science, Columbia University, 2011

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • New York

    • Ohio

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr., US Supreme Court, 2019 - 2020

    • The Hon. Sri Srinivasan, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 2018 - 2019

    • The Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2016 - 2017