Adaoma (Ada) Okafor
Adaoma Okafor’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and, in particular, matters related to public and private construction and government contract disputes involving suretyship, construction, architecture, engineering, design, and procurement.
Ms. Okafor began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith Wheat in Arlington, Virginia. As a law clerk, Ms. Okafor, among others, drafted orders and opinions, analyzed pleadings to identify legal issues and potential bases for relief, communicated with counsel regarding case management, and worked with court personnel to ensure the smooth progress of pending litigation. Before serving as a judicial law clerk, Ms. Okafor interned for the Honorable Tanya Chutkan in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where she discovered her interest in litigation and government contracts. Ms. Okafor also served as an intern to the Honorable Robert Rigsby in the District of Columbia Superior Court, where she honed those skills.
Ms. Okafor holds a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law, where she was a staffer on the Business Law Review and participated in the Civil Advocacy Clinic by representing clients in civil disputes in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Ms. Okafor enjoys yoga, learning new recipes, and discovering new west African music in her free time.
American University Washington College of Law, 2021
James Madison University, 2017
District of Columbia