Noriya Shahadat Associate

Noriya focuses her practice on representing corporate defendants in a wide variety of mass tort and product liability matters.

While in law school, Noriya was involved in advocacy competitions. In 2019, Noriya was the winner of the John W. Davis Moot Court Competition, the winner of the Robert J. Grey Negotiations Competition, and the Runner-Up of the Washington and Lee School of Law Mock Trial Competition. In 2020, Noriya was named Regional Champion of the Mid-Atlantic Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition and received the Best Mid-Atlantic Oral Advocate Award. In 2021, Noriya was again named Regional Champion of the Mid-Atlantic Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition and received the Best Mid-Atlantic Petitioner Brief Award. Noriya also participated in the 2021 National Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition where she received the Best National Oral Advocate Award and the Best National Petitioner Brief Award.

At commencement, Noriya received the A.H. McLeod-Ross Malone Oral Advocacy Award, a distinction in oral advocacy given to one graduating student. Noriya also received the Randall P. Bezanson Award for outstanding contribution to diversity in the life of the law school community, and the Professionalism and Service Award for significant contribution of public service in the community.

Noriya is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.

  • Virginia
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2021
  • Minot State University, BS, Criminal Justice, minor in International Business, magna cum laude, 2017
  • Chichewa
  • Shona
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