Nia is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Her practice is primarily focused on Civil Litigation. Nia also has experience with family law, facilitating access to legal services, and employment law.
Nia earned her J.D. at the William & Mary Law School, where she honed her writing skills for the William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice. She was a recipient of the McGlothlin Scholars Program, a merit-based research scholarship. Nia gained practice experience as a PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar and represented clients within the William & Mary Law School Family Law Clinic. Nia also served as a research assistant, working on a report proposing new solutions to Richmond’s eviction crisis, and as a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure.
Prior to going to law school, Nia was a volunteer member with the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) in Richmond, Virginia. Nia also spent a semester as a substitute teacher in the Fairfax County Public School System.
Nia enjoys cooking Louisiana Creole and Mediterranean cuisine, reading, and listening to podcasts.
- Obtained defense verdict by successfully defending a claim for $50,000 motor vehicle accident case where both liability and damages were at issue, in Richmond, Virginia.
- Drafted successful motion to dismiss in the Western District of Virginia on behalf of a global retailer facing claims of Title IX discrimination claims.
- Drafted successful demurrer in Chesapeake Circuit Court on behalf of a global retailer facing negligent retention, respondent superior liability, and gross negligence claims.
- Drafted a plea in bar as to statute of limitations in Fairfax County General District Court on behalf of a global retailer facing breach of contract claim.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Virginia State Bar (VSB)
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA)
- Black Law Student Association, past
- Student Bar Association, Community Service Chair, past
- Women’s Law Society, 1L Representative, past
- Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, volunteer, 2017-18