After graduating from Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, FL, Ka’Juel J. Washington enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While serving our country aboard the USS Yellowstone AD-41 and USS Saipan LHA-2, he was able to tour the countries of France, Greece, Israel, Spain, Italy, Cuba, the Bahamas and Turkey. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, he enrolled in St. Petersburg Junior College and received an award for academic achievement. After graduating from St. Petersburg Junior College, he was accepted into Florida A&M University for undergraduate school and for law school. While at Florida A&M University, he studied Psychology and Political Science. Ka’Juel J. Washington made the Dean’s List several times and graduated Magna Cum Laude in the Summer of 2002.
Ka’Juel J. Washington is a member of the Inaugural Class of the Florida A&M University College of Law. During law school, he was able to distinguish himself as an advocate. Under Public Defender Bob Wesley at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, he won the first criminal trial by a student at the law school. From there, he went on to be the lead advocate for the law schools first trial team to compete in a trial competition. Despite his academic and family obligations, he also volunteered as a mentor at Jones High School and was a member of the law schools first Student Bar Association (SBA).
As the Staff Attorney at Florida A&M University College of Law, he was able to recover the first monetary judgment on behalf of a client. The client was a tenant who sued her landlord. Ka’Juel J. Washington prevailed on behalf of the client in court and all of the money awarded went directly to the client. After serving as the Staff Attorney for a number of years, he was promoted to the position of Clinical Instructor in 2010. His work in the Homelessness & Legal Advocacy Clinic entails providing free legal services to the poor and to the homeless. Through the clinic, he’s represented hundreds of people from under-served neighborhoods.
His work in the community is long and involved. He’s volunteered for Commissioner Regina Hills Black-on-Black Crime Task Force and served on the Board of Zoning Adjustment for Orange County District 6 under Commissioner Tiffany Moore-Russell. For 2015, he was nominated for and received a Percy R. Luney Spirit of Service Award. He also ran for the public office position of Orlando City Commissioner, District 6.