Ashwani Prabhakar is an associate in the Trust and Estate Litigation practice group. Ashwani brings a unique skill set to litigation because he has experience both working for the Surrogate’s Court in Brooklyn as Principal Law Clerk for 7 years, as well as in private practice representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries. Ashwani uses his diverse background with the courts, law enforcement, academia, legal services for the poor, and in private practice to resolve the myriad issues which arise in litigated matters. Accordingly, he brings a holistic approach to achieving his clients’ goals through litigation.
In addition to serving as Principal Law Clerk for the Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court, Ashwani has served as an Assistant Attorney General in Manhattan, a Supervising Attorney with The Legal Aid Society and adjunct professor at New York Law School. He has also taught numerous Continuing Legal Education courses for attorneys in the area of trusts and estates, which have been sponsored by the New York State Unified Court System, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as other organizations.
After attending Brooklyn Law School, Ashwani became a Melvin C. Steen Fellow with The Legal Aid Society, serving the elderly indigent population in Brooklyn.
A New Yorker through-and-through, Ashwani boldly camps and hikes in locations not accessible by subway.