Abdullah M. Azkalany



Abdullah Azkalany is a commercial litigator with a focus on clients in the agribusiness space. He also defends their product claims during all phases of product liability litigation. Abdullah collaborates with Faegre Baker Daniels’ nationally recognized product liability team to establish and execute a compelling defense with an eye toward the efficient and early disposition of cases.

Abdullah sharpened his legal writing and experienced a courtroom firsthand as a judicial extern for the Hon. Christopher McDonald in the Iowa Court of Appeals. By captaining the ABA Moot Court team, he developed presentation and argument skills that earned him finalist and semifinalist honors during his tenure.

Abdullah also gained invaluable, business-oriented legal experience through the in-house legal perspective under a clerkship with Casey’s General Stores, and he dove into legal research as an assistant to a Drake University Law professor.

Personal Interests

Abdullah prides himself on the quality of his relationships. His family, friends and fiancé mean the world to him. He loves to spend his free time exercising, cooking and cheering for his favorite soccer club, Arsenal.


Bar Admissions



Drake University Law School
J.D. with high honors, Drake Law Review (media editor) (2019)

University of Iowa
B.A. in Political Science (2014)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • A Comparative Examination of the Doctor-Patient Privilege in State and Federal Court in Iowa
    67 Drake L. Rev. 495, 2019

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Through the Drake University Criminal Defense Clinic, Abdullah represented clients through various stages of criminal proceedings, including arraignments, pretrial conferences and sentencing hearings. He obtained favorable results for these pro bono clients through negotiations and adversarial hearings.

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Bar Association


  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — Robert J. Kromminga Award for outstanding representation in the criminal defense clinic
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