Amia L. Trigg serves as Senior Counsel at LDF, where she works on criminal justice, educational equity and voting rights cases. Prior to joining LDF, she was a senior associate in the Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups at Covington and Burling LLP where she maintained a robust pro bono practice. Amia served as Covington’s team lead in several large pro bono matters including: co-counseling with LDF and the ACLU of Michigan on a case that challenged the tax foreclosure practices in the City of Detroit, Michigan; co-counseling with the National ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project and the ACLU of Michigan on a case challenging the bail-setting practices in Detroit, Michigan; co-counseling with the National ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project and the ACLU of Oklahoma on a case challenging the bail-setting practices in Canadian County, Oklahoma; and co-counseling with the National ACLU and the ACLU of Southern California on a case challenging the COVID-19-related conditions of confinement in the Orange County, California Jail.
Amia attended the University of California, Berkeley and double majored in Psychology and African American Studies. She graduated with general distinction in Psychology and was the Salutatorian for the African American Studies Department. Amia then attended Harvard Law School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and earned a joint Juris Doctor and Master in Public Policy. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable George B. Daniels on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Andre M. Davis (retired) on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Amia is a member of the bars of California, the District of Columbia and New York.