Exposure at a young age to positive female role models in the legal industry piqued an interest in law for Nia Gamble. Nia explained how seeing a childhood friend’s mother and then later a judge she considered a mentor thrive, as the inspiration needed to spur her career.
“Representation is extremely important. When you see someone that looks like you, you may feel more comfortable, or you realize, ‘hey, I can do this too.’ And so growing up and having a positive role model, it definitely played a role,” Nia stated.
But it was when the Detroit, Michigan native took part in a mock trial while in sixth grade and had a chance to experience law firsthand, that she first knew she had found her calling. She credits her father, a teacher, and those role models, with helping her imagine a world in which she could achieve that calling.
Nia attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, Spain, where she taught English at Gonzalo De Berceo Elementary School. Finding the experience enriching, Nia returned to Madrid for a second year, where she was able to vastly improve her Spanish fluency. Upon her return to Michigan, she worked at a non-profit, Beyond Basics, which aims to reduce the illiteracy rate of students in Detroit. It was during this period that Nia decided to formally pursue an education in law.
Nia attended the University of San Francisco School of Law in the Fall of 2019 where she was extremely involved in campus extracurricular affairs. Before starting USF, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, and continues to be a member in good standing. This association allowed her to volunteer at various community outreach events, where she worked to improve her environment for her neighbors. Nia also participated on the 2021 Robert F. Wagner Moot Court Team. She graduated and received her Juris Doctor from the USF School of Law in May 2022.
Nia is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice before California state and federal courts. She belongs to the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and the Langston Bar Association. Nia is currently a member of Adamson Ahdoot’s litigation team.
An avid lover of music, Nia loves vinyl and singing Karaoke. She also loves volunteering in her community and making a positive impact on those around her. A new resident of Los Angeles, she is excited to explore the best city on earth when she isn’t working to make a difference.
AT ADAMSON AHDOOT SINCE:
- December 2022
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- Chancellor’s Scholar, USF School of Law
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar
- Black Law Student Association – Secretary
- Legal Access Alameda – Legal Fellow via Legal Services Funders Network – Oakland, CA
- Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office – Legal Intern – Detroit, MI
- Palo Alto Superior Court – Judicial Extern to the Honorable Charles E. Wilson – Palo Alto, CA
- Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office – Legal Intern – Martinez, CA
OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
- PILF Organization – University of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
- Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School – San Francisco, CA
- Glide Memorial Church – San Francisco, CA