Abi Grand


Abi Grand is the firm’s incoming associate attorney, having earlier worked on some of the firm’s cases as a legal extern. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Abi graduated magna cum laude from College of Charleston in 2019 with majors in French and International Studies. She is set to graduate from William and Mary Law School in May 2024 with a concentration in International Law. While in law school, after recognizing a lack of resources for students interested in plaintiff-side private practice, Abi co-founded and became president of the Plaintiffs’ Law Society. Abi is a member of William & Mary’s Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, and her note Terrorism Should Not Be a Crime: How Political Labels are Dangerous to American Democracy, published in Volume 30 of the Journal, was awarded “Best Student Note” in 2023.

Abi spent her 1L summer at a nonprofit in Geneva focused on global criminal justice. She later interned at International Rights Advocates, where she contributed to briefs in cases before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Court of International Trade focusing on the exploitation of trafficked children on cocoa plantations in Cote d’Ivoire. She also gained experience in environmental and consumer protection law at a mid-sized New York firm in the summer of 2023. In her final year of law school, Abi worked at the William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic on an asylum case and also assisted an Afghan family gain permanent residency. She will sit for the Virginia bar exam in July 2024.

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