Armina focuses her practice on active litigation in complex civil matters. She has both defense and plaintiff’s side experience representing a variety of commercial clients in matters including product liability, contract claims, antitrust, religious discrimination, insurance recovery, and more. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Armina clerked for the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Armina received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she also served as a Notes Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law and litigated regularly within the UVA Honor system. She has clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia, Fraud and Public Corruption Section. Before law school Armina worked in the Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch, supporting civil and criminal litigation. She has background in government investigations, civil enforcement actions, criminal prosecutions, civil and criminal discovery, and trial work. She also served as Director of the International Student Office at an independent school in Virginia, giving her hands-on experience with international student visa regulations.
As a first generation college graduate and lawyer, Armina finds it essential to represent less advantaged individuals in her pro bono practice. In partnership with the Driver’s License Restoration Clinic, she has successfully combated debt-based license revocation by helping pro bono clients seek relief from fines so that they may pursue license restoration.
- Obtained dismissal in favor of healthcare system in federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination.
- Achieved favorable settlement for a financial institution resulting in client being paid by plaintiff who brought federal lawsuit alleging contract and tort claims.
- Representation of an international trade logistics company in cross-border investigation.
- Representation of an agricultural products company in multi-district competition litigation.
- Representation of an educational institution in multi-million-dollar insurance recovery litigation.
- Representation of a consumer goods distributor in collection of related product liability private actions.
University of Virginia School of LawJD
Notes Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law2021
- The College of William & MaryBAInternational Relations, minor in Arabic Languages and Literature2012
- Author, It’s Smart, but is it Ethical? Confidentiality in an Environment That Is Listening, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Spring 2021
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- Hon. Catherine C. Eagles, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2021–2022