Essie Ndem is an Associate Attorney and concentrates her practice on civil litigation with specialization in the areas of insurance defense and insurance coverage.
Before joining the firm, Essie practiced international and domestic family law. She was also a legislative intern with Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in Nigeria, a legal extern for First Performance, a fintech company, and a legal intern practicing general liability internationally.
Essie earned her Juris Doctorate from Mercer University School of Law. While pursuing her J.D., Essie served in several leadership positions, including President of the International Law Students Association (ILSA) and Professional Development Chair for the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). She is a two-timed Oxford scholar with the Oxford Human Rights Consortium in Oxford, England and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English at Columbus State University and graduated with English honors.
In addition to her law activities, Essie enjoys community activism. She is the founder of the Young Professionals Development Initiative (YPD) and serves on the executive board for several non-profit organizations.
Education & Bar Admissions
Mercer University School of Law Macon, Georgia Juris Doctor May 2020
Honors: Dean’s List; Oxford Human Rights Consortium Scholar
Activities: Legislative intern at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria; President of International Law Students Association; Professional Development Chair of Black Law Students Association; Member of Women Association of Law Students
Columbus State University Columbus, Georgia Bachelor of Art, English Professional Writing December 2015
Honors: Sigma Delta Tau, English Honors; CSU Traditions Recipient
Activities: Secretary of CSU African Student Association; Member of CSU Student Political Association; Member of CSU American Marketing Association; Marketing Director of CSU Arden; Member of CSU Professional Writing Organization; Member of CSU NAACP; SGA Representative
Languages: Fluent in Imbibio
Pro Bono & Community Involvement
CEO and Founder of Young Professionals Development Initiative; Member of several non-profit organizations, including secretary of Father of Hope and Member of AKISAN Inc.