Akinyi Orinda


Akinyi Orinda

Ms. Orinda joins Schulman Bhattacharya with proven experience as a litigator representing clients in complex litigation matters in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Ms. Orinda’s clients praise her ability to provide clear legal solutions to complex problems and her insight into effective case strategy that focuses on obtaining the best outcomes possible.

Ms. Orinda began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lon E. Farris, Chief Judge of the Prince William County Circuit Court, Virginia. Prior to joining Schulman Bhattacharya, Ms. Orinda was an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker.

Ms. Orinda earned her J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law, where she served as Notes Editor and had her work published in the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia. Upon completing her degree, Ms. Orinda received the Longevity of Excellence Award from the University of Virginia’s Office of African American Affairs.

Prior to immigrating to the United States, Ms. Orinda lived and travelled extensively throughout Africa. Given her international background, she is accustomed to navigating the unique issues that may come with cross-border disputes. During law school, Ms. Orinda interned at a leading Nairobi law firm that represented international clients engaged in business and investment throughout Africa.

Ms. Orinda is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Virginia.

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North Bethesda, Maryland 20852