MANI TAFARI, ESQ
Mani Tafari grew up in rural Jamaica in a community of farmers and fishermen. It was during his childhood in Jamaica where he developed a deep love of history and soccer. He migrated to the United States as a teenager and settled into Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Canarsie High School, his passion for soccer and history led him to study at St. Lawrence University.
After college, Mani attended Pace University School of Law. During law school he developed his passion for advocating for human rights. Mani had the opportunity to live and work in Sierra Leone West Africa where he interned with the Appeals Unit of the Special Court of Sierra Leone. He also worked in the Immigration Clinic at Pace University where he assisted clients in complex naturalization and refugee cases.
Upon graduation from law school, Mani joined The Legal Aid Society of New York and began his practice as a criminal defense attorney. For eight years he represented clients in the areas of parole and criminal law.
Mani believes that every person deserves proper legal representation and has dedicated his life to making this a reality.