Hajj Jalal Moughania

Attorney, Board of Directors, The Mainstay Foundation

Jalal Moughania serves as counsel at a midsize multi-speciality law firm based in Michigan. His legal practice focuses on NGO and nonprofit law, trademark law, and international and domestic corporate law. Upon earning his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law, Moughania moved to Washington, D.C. to work for a think tank as a law and policy analyst. In his role, he co-organized a conference in Baghdad hosting academics, parliamentarians, and think tanks from the US, UK, and the Middle East on the rule of law, public policy, and the role of history and culture in Iraq. Moughania returned to Michigan to cofound a boutique law practice focusing on international business law, immigration, and nonprofit law. The practice successfully merged with an established litigation firm focused on civil litigation, criminal defense, and real estate law, to form a multi-specialty firm dedicated to clients domestic and international.Outside of his legal practice, Moughania works on research, leadership, education and development projects within the Muslim American faith community, through a foundation he helped establish in 2012 called the Mainstay Foundation – a 501(c)3 national nonprofit organization. The Foundation works with upwards of 50+ communities nationwide in providing best practices and creative strategies for community development, effective minority integration, and leadership. He serves on the Foundation's Board of Directors. Moughania is a researcher, writer and lecturer on topics relating to identity and civic/civil society, history and global affairs, law and religion. He has written, edited, and translated several books on Islamic history and thought, leadership and religious authority in Shi’ism, and Shi’a Islam.