Nakia Arrington focuses her practice on litigation and investigations, including economic development work, federal regulatory issues, environmental compliance, and American Indian Law, as well as a broad range of civil litigation. Nakia has represented businesses regarding regulatory and compliance matters, land use issues, and Clean Water Act citizen suits.
Prior to joining the firm, Nakia was hired under the prestigious and highly competitive Attorney General’s Honors Program where she served as Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Sensitive and Strategic Information Litigation Section, and as a United States Marine Corps Reserve Officer. In addition, she completed a summer internship with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.
During law school, Nakia was a member of the University of North Carolina School of Law First Amendment Law Review. She served as the Student Bar Association’s Class President her 1L and 2L years, and as the Native American Law Students Association President her 2L and 3L years. Nakia received multiple oral advocacy awards and was a 2020 James E. & Carolyn B. Davis Society Nominee.
Nakia and her husband have three children and hail from the beautiful state of North Carolina. Nakia is a member of the Lumbee Tribe.