Huma Yasin



  • State of Texas
  • State of Oklahoma
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals


Criminal Defense Litigation

Huma Yasin exclusively practices federal and state criminal defense. She practiced as an Assistant Public Defender for Dallas County Public Defender’s Office, exclusively serving the socio-economically marginalized community. Prior to that, she practiced eviction defense for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, serving the same community in the civil system to ensure housing equity and housing rights. Many moons ago, she practiced class action litigation, product liability and shareholder derivative suits. 

Jim Spangler was both her friend and mentor when they worked together at the Dallas County Public Defenders Office. She left shortly after he did and joined his private practice. He is a fountain of knowledge and his passion for his clients is relentless, which is why she knew she wanted to continue to practice with him. She still learns and grows as a practitioner and refines her skills with his guidance now.

Huma formerly served as chair of the board of Facing Abuse in Community Environments (FACE), a Dallas-based non-profit designed to protect victims of abuse perpetrated by members of the Muslim clergy and leaders of Muslim-based institutions. She also served on the board of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Practicing criminal defense isn’t a job, it’s a calling. I love being able to shield my clients from the full power of the State and ultimately achieving the best outcome in their cases – my favorites are the not-guilty verdicts and the dismissals!

Huma spent several years researching and writing a non-fiction, entitled Conspiracy: The True Story of the Fort Dix Five, which recreates a sixteen-month sting in which the FBI employed two informants with sordid criminal backgrounds to entrap five Muslim men on conspiracy charges. Most of her writing has focused on the intersectionality of law, politics, and religion. She has published OpEds in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Hill, Al Jazeera, TRT News, Truthout, and others. She has also published articles in the Oklahoma Law Review and the Emory International Law Review.

In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with her family. They travel a lot, garden, and raise chickens. She also loves writing and participating in community-building activities.


University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
– J.D., 2005

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
– B.A. Political Science, 2002