Khabirah H. Myers, Esq.

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Biography

Khabirah Myers, Esq., comes to the Williams Law Group with 13 years of practicing law. Khabirah has committed her life and career to working in the public interest to address justice and human rights issues. Before becoming an attorney, Khabirah served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of South Africa where she helped village teachers attain sustainable educational goals for South Africa’s primary school children.  While in the Peace Corps Khabirah also helped coordinate Women In Development (WID), an organization aimed at generating and supporting women entrepreneurs in South Africa’s villages.

After leaving South Africa, Khabirah enrolled in Rutgers University School of Law – Newark where she served as the Managing Articles Editor for The Rutgers Race & the Law Review, a law journal dedicated to encouraging scholarship and discourse on issues of race, ethnicity, and the law.   

Khabirah then served her first year out of law school as the first judicial law clerk of the Honorable Verna G. Leath, J.S.C.

After clerking for Judge Leath, Khabirah served as a Staff Attorney for Essex-Newark Legal Services (ENLS) for more than seven (7) years in Newark, New Jersey where she handled mostly landlord-tenant matters, but also matrimonial and non-dissolution matters. During her tenure at ENLS, Khabirah was awarded the Ronald B. Atlas Outstanding Attorney Award for her outstanding achievements and service to her clients. After leaving ENLS, Khabirah successfully ran her own general law practice for three years and worked for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender as a Juvenile Defense attorney for one year and as a Law Guardian for two-and-a-half years.

Just prior to joining the Williams Law Group, Khabirah was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Newark, New Jersey where, for more than a year she provided legal counsel to the City’s Department of Health and Community Wellness and co-wrote the City’s ground-breaking tenant-assistance ordinance for the provision of free legal representation for low-income Newark tenants facing eviction. Khabirah also played a major role in the legal aspects of Newark 2020, a City initiative to connect 2,020 unemployed Newark residents to full-time employment by the year 2020.

Throughout her legal career, Khabirah has handled from start to finish more than 100 civil and municipal-criminal matters throughout the State of New Jersey at both the trial and appellate levels. The court opinions in some of Khabirah’s appellate cases can be found on both Lexis and Westlaw (online legal research services).

When she is not engaged in her “9 to 5” job, Khabirah is engaging in various activities with the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) where she is Co-Director of the Diversity Committee. Khabirah is also a member-investigator of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s District V-A Ethics Committee and a member-organizer of several progressive organizations, including the National Lawyers Guild – New Jersey.

Khabirah is also a competitive runner and an actress, having played the part of the Lady in Orange in the Newark Repertory Theater’s stage production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.    

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Juris Doctor

Managing Articles Editor, The Rutgers Race & the Law Review 

Khabirah Myers, Esq., comes to the Williams Law Group with 13 years of practicing law. Khabirah has committed her life and career to working in the public interest to address justice and human rights issues. Before becoming an attorney, Khabirah served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of South Africa where she helped village teachers attain sustainable educational goals for South Africa’s primary school children.  While in the Peace Corps Khabirah also helped coordinate Women In Development (WID), an organization aimed at generating and supporting women entrepreneurs in South Africa’s villages.

After leaving South Africa, Khabirah enrolled in Rutgers University School of Law – Newark where she served as the Managing Articles Editor for The Rutgers Race & the Law Review, a law journal dedicated to encouraging scholarship and discourse on issues of race, ethnicity, and the law.   

Khabirah then served her first year out of law school as the first judicial law clerk of the Honorable Verna G. Leath, J.S.C.

After clerking for Judge Leath, Khabirah served as a Staff Attorney for Essex-Newark Legal Services (ENLS) for more than seven (7) years in Newark, New Jersey where she handled mostly landlord-tenant matters, but also matrimonial and non-dissolution matters. During her tenure at ENLS, Khabirah was awarded the Ronald B. Atlas Outstanding Attorney Award for her outstanding achievements and service to her clients. After leaving ENLS, Khabirah successfully ran her own general law practice for three years and worked for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender as a Juvenile Defense attorney for one year and as a Law Guardian for two-and-a-half years.

Just prior to joining the Williams Law Group, Khabirah was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Newark, New Jersey where, for more than a year she provided legal counsel to the City’s Department of Health and Community Wellness and co-wrote the City’s ground-breaking tenant-assistance ordinance for the provision of free legal representation for low-income Newark tenants facing eviction. Khabirah also played a major role in the legal aspects of Newark 2020, a City initiative to connect 2,020 unemployed Newark residents to full-time employment by the year 2020.

Throughout her legal career, Khabirah has handled from start to finish more than 100 civil and municipal-criminal matters throughout the State of New Jersey at both the trial and appellate levels. The court opinions in some of Khabirah’s appellate cases can be found on both Lexis and Westlaw (online legal research services).

When she is not engaged in her “9 to 5” job, Khabirah is engaging in various activities with the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) where she is Co-Director of the Diversity Committee. Khabirah is also a member-investigator of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s District V-A Ethics Committee and a member-organizer of several progressive organizations, including the National Lawyers Guild – New Jersey.

Khabirah is also a competitive runner and an actress, having played the part of the Lady in Orange in the Newark Repertory Theater’s stage production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.    

Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Juris Doctor

Managing Articles Editor, The Rutgers Race & the Law Review