NADIA S. AKAWEIH
Founder and Managing Attorney
Nadia is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center’s Global Health Law LL.M program, with a focus on patent law, where she served as a member of the Women of Color Collective, Georgetown Arab Lawyers Association, and Student Intellectual Property Law Association.
Nadia received her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she served as an Executive Board Member of the Moot Court Honor Society. She also served on the board for the International Trademark Association Student Academics Committee (INTA), Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA), and Middle Eastern Law Society Association (MELSA). While in law school, Nadia was a recipient of the Sidney B. Williams Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarship, awarded to encourage minority science, engineering, and law students to seek careers in intellectual property law.
While in law school, Nadia gained experience drafting patents for low-income inventors in the Small Business Law Center. Nadia also served as a student patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office where she analyzed patent applications directed towards cancer treatment methods and/or therapeutic compositions. In addition, Nadia interned at Maxwell Technologies working in conjunction with a leading national patent law firm, Knobbe Martens. At Maxwell, Nadia managed and developed Maxwell’s rapidly growing international patent portfolio, which led her to open her own IP practice.
Prior to law school, Nadia received a Masters of Science in Gerontology from University of Southern California and her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Baylor University.
As a former athlete, Nadia prides herself in competing on and off the court. Having lived and studied in Saudi Arabia, Nadia is passionate about serving diverse clients and providing underprivileged communities with personalized legal representation. Being a first-generation Arab American attorney, Nadia understands the lack of access to legal services.
Nadia is committed to providing the international business community with the intellectual property representation needed to protect its intangible assets.
Nadia is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), District of Columbia Bar Association, and Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA).