Black Business After Hours Networking Group Welcomes New Law Firm to Downtown Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) — Networking group Black Business After Hours featured a minority-owned law firm that recently moved to Topeka, for its networking event in May.

“This is the official opening of our office here in Topeka, Kansas,” said Atif Abdel-Khaliq of the Macintosh law firm. “We plan to hire another attorney for our Topeka office. We deal with personal injury law, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and we can handle other aspects of the law.

Local black business owners, nonprofit leaders and professionals in Topeka spent Friday night networking and sharing timely information about upcoming opportunities. This month’s host for the May event was Atif Abdel-Khaliq, an attorney at McIntosh Law Firm, in the historic GEM building at 510 SW 10th St. Atif Abdel-Khaliq is a graduate of the University from Washburn in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics:

• Graduated member of the Sagamore Honor Society
• 1979 earned a JD from Washburn University
• 1980 opening of the McIntosh law offices in Kansas City, Kansas
• 2002 completed a Masters in Criminal Justice at Washburn University
• Membership granted to the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi
• Member of the Kappa Alpha Psi male fraternity
• Member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
• Kansas State and Federal Court Practices
• Former NAACP attorney for the State of Kansas
• Focus is on personal injury including medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home negligence and many other negligence claims

Refreshments were prepared by Erma Forbes, President of the Gil Carter Initiative, Inc. The Gil Carter Initiative, is a non-profit organization, which was created to commemorate the achievements of Gil Carter, a native of Topeka, Kansas, and baseball success playing in the Baseball Negro League and to continue his work in the community.

Laura J. Boyer