Noriya Shahadat Associate

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

While earning her law degree, 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 her law school 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.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Named to "Top 40 Under 40: Virginia,” The National Black Lawyers, 2022

  • 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

Member, Omicron Delta Kappa

Member, Appellate Practice Section, The Virginia Bar Association

Member, Fit4Kids Young Professionals’ Board

Member, Washington & Lee Law Young Alumni Council

  • Chichewa
  • Shona
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