Olayinka Dan-Salami EsqNABN-TV Legal Counsel and Producer/Anchor NABN-TV program “YOU AND THE LAW”.
A brilliant lawyer, Mr. Dan-Salami obtained his Bachelor Degrees in Marketing and Political Science at Long Island University, his JD at Marquette University Law School, and his LLM in Securities and Financial Regulations at Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC
After law school, he worked briefly with one of the most celebrated civil rights lawyer in New York City on landmark cases.. He then joined the Legal Aid Society in 1990 as a staff attorney. In 1993, he became one of the firm’s Senior Trial Attorneys after successfully litigating over 100 felonies cases in Supreme court some of which were widely reported in print and electronic media as well as the law professional newspaper, New York Law Journal. He became a supervising attorney in 2009 where he oversees the work of over 30 lawyers. He attributed his acquittal rate in Supreme Court to the wonderful work of God. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School and clerked for both Circuit and Bankruptcy Judges in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He vowed to use his legal skills to fight injustice wherever it maybe and as the voice of the voiceless in the society. As such, he likes to assist his community with any legal issues and has offered and continues to offer free services to the community in the area of immigration law. He is on the board of many not for profit organizations as a board member or pro bono general counsel.
While at LIU, Marquette and Georgetown, he held various leadership positions from the president of the Marketing Society to the president of the International Law Society to the board member of the International Law Society and received several awards and honors. While in college, he and other progressive minded young Nigerians formed the Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN, Inc) to address the stereo-typing of Nigerians in the media as credit card and bank frauders. Formed the Nigerian Lawyers Association in the basement of his Apartment buildings as part of OAN goals to assist Nigerian professionals of different disciplines to form professional organizations. He has received several community and professional awards for his service to the community and dedication to the cause of justice.
He resides with his wife, Toyin, and their children.