Overview

Makia Weaver is a family law attorney who helps clients resolve their divorce, custody, and other domestic matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Makia is both compassionate and diligent in her practice, and she is a strong advocate for her clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Makia favors amicable and practical resolutions when possible, and has experience with client-centered advocacy, case negotiations, and conflict resolution.

Makia received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law (WCL). She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

In her professional career, Makia has received several honors. In 2018, she received the Client-Centered Award for her work as a public defender. In 2016, she served as Master of Ceremony for the Children’s Law Center’s Annual Benefit. In addition, in 2016, Makia was the recipient of the Professor Taslitz Criminal Justice Award and the Rising Star Award at WCL.

A Washington D.C. native, Makia prioritizes mentorship and community service in her leisure time. She currently mentors high school students through Judge Robert R. Rigsby’s Law Camp Mentoring Program at the District of Columbia Superior Court. Makia also enjoys Zumba workout classes, practicing Spanish, reading fiction novels, and spending time with her family.

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • University of Virginia (B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, 2013)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Clerkships

  • Clerked for Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby at D.C. Court of Appeals, 2016-2017

Community involvement

  • Mentor at Judge Robert R. Rigsby’s Law Camp Mentoring Program at the District of Columbia Superior Court, 2015-present

Practice Areas

Divorce/Family Law

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