Ms. Ana Atta-Alla is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Law, and the Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences.
Ms. Atta-Alla’s experiences include litigating criminal and civil cases a Student Attorney with the DC Law Students in Court and representing prisoners at parole hearings with the Neighborhood Law and Policy Clinic. During her time as a student attorney, Ms. Atta-Alla litigated procedural, evidentiary, and discovery issues at status, pretrial, and Gregory hearings. As a fellow with DC Law Students in Court, Ms. Atta-Alla represented appellants in the filing of habeas corpus motions and ineffective assistance of counsel claims.
Ms. Atta-Alla has also worked for The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, where she worked on international and national drug related policies and laws, and the United States Attorney’s Office, where she aided in the prosecution of felony crimes and participated in numerous trials. In 2016, Ms. Atta-Alla was awarded the Presidential Award for her pro bono legal work within underprivileged communities. Today, Ms. Atta-Alla is an associate at Wanda M. Akin & Associates, and a law clerk at the International Justice Project.