Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
Juris Doctor, May 2016
Honors: National Outstanding Advocate Award, NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition; 2nd Place, Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, NBLSA National Convention; 3rd Place, Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, SRBLSA Regional Convention ( Activities: Emory Law Mock Trial Society; BLSA Mock Trial Coach; BLSA Mock Trial Team; Emory Law Negotiation Team; Sports and Entertainment Law Society; Intellectual Property Society;
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Criminal Justice, May 2012 Honors: Leadership of Legacy Award; Outstanding Community Service Award; Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society; Dean’s List
Activities: Mister North Carolina Central University 2011-2012 EXPERIENCE
Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Atlanta GA Assistant District Attorney (Trial Division) November 2016- April 2018 Legal Intern/Fellow May 2015- October 2016
Responsible for representing the State of Georgia and the Citizens of Fulton County in the prosecution of crimes committed within Fulton County. Prepared and coordinated police officers, investigators, expert witnesses and lay witnesses for trial in Superior Court; conducted legal research and prepared arguments before Judge and Juries. Successfully argued on behalf of the State for motions filed within Superior Court. Maintained and resolved over 600 criminal cases through plea or trial; managed and maintained an ongoing caseload of approximately 200 criminal cases. The Law Offices of Miya Griggs, Atlanta, GA
Legal Intern Summer 2014
Researched and wrote memoranda and various motions on personal injury and criminal law cases. Drafted portions of briefs, prepared filings, investigated new cases and drafted official policy comments. Observed court arguments and attended agency hearings.
Georgia Department of Corrections, Atlanta, GA
Probation/Court Officer/Community Service Coordinator; October 2012 - August 2013. Monitored all community service cases for the Atlanta circuit. Supplied court personnel with court case histories and offender’s criminal records. Followed established legal procedures and court policies; brought alleged violations of the probationer to the attention of the court. James E. Rogers Law Firm, Raleigh, NC
Legal Intern Spring 2011
Conducted legal research and wrote memoranda on DUI and personal injury cases. Observed depositions of clients as well as prepped clients for direct testimony for trial. Provided edits to legal memos, briefs, and contractual agreements.