During her second year in law school, Najah fell in love with tax law, and began tailoring her classes and work experience around tax and estate law. As a newly admitted member to the bar, Najah believes that while knowledge and understanding of the law is essential to her career, being able to connect with clients and understanding their concerns is equally important.
Najah earned her Juris Doctorate at the Georgia State College of Law. In addition to her coursework, she worked in the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic for three semesters as both a student attorney and graduate research assistant. For her exemplary service at the clinic, she was awarded the Atlanta Bar Foundation Ginny and Kelly Smith Tax Clinic Service Award, as well as the Atlanta Bar Foundation Paul Coverdell Service Award. In addition to her work in the clinic, she has also volunteered to help settle the outstanding tax debts of other taxpayers on the Tax Court docket. To further her understanding of tax law outside of the classroom, Najah has interned for a small tax firm, as well as the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. Najah maintained several other legal positions throughout law school in an effort to gain as much practical experience as she could before entering practice. Najah also served as the Secretary of the Black Law Students Association, an organization dedicated to helping students succeed in law school while also providing opportunities to build connections with a variety of legal professionals.
Najah earned her Bachelor of Science at Georgia Southern University, majoring in Political Science. She graduated with honors, while making the Dean’s and President’s list consecutively as a full-time student.
Najah is a New York native that has been living in Gwinnett County, Georgia for the last 10 years. Najah enjoys spending time with her family and friends on weekends, but also thoroughly enjoys personal time. Najah enjoys traveling and is making it her mission to see many more sights in the future.