Nora Polk, a native Texan, received her B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. During her law school career, she attended the University of Cape Town in South Africa to study comparative justice through a Study Abroad program.
Ms. Polk worked for Atlanta Legal Aid Society for over eight years in the Downtown and Gwinnett County offices. She handled an active caseload of domestic relations, family violence, housing, consumer, public benefits, and disability cases. She was the supervising attorney of the Gwinnett office, managing student interns, paralegals, and new lawyers.
In July 2007, Nora Polk partnered with fellow Atlanta Legal Aid supervising attorney, Adrienne Ashby. Ashby & Polk, LLC, is located in downtown Atlanta. It is a law firm specializing in wills, trusts, estate planning, powers of attorney, guardianship, probate, elder law, divorce, custody, legitimation, and child support.
She has been featured in local publications, including the Atlanta Bar Magazine. She has also appeared on television as a legal expert for the local news and as a guest speaker on Layman’s Lawyer.
Ms. Polk is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and the Gwinnett County Bar Association. She is a member of the Founding Class of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division’s Leadership Academy.
Ms. Polk is married to Philip Polk. They have two sons, Kobie Alexander Polk and Nile Christopher Polk.
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