Amiee Nwabuike, NEXT Leadership Class of 2023

November 11, 2022

Amiee Nwabuike is one of the 21 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2023. The program, which graduated its first class in 2022, identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.

Amiee Nwabuike

Lives in: Cary

Law degree from: University of North Carolina School of Law

Works as: Attorney at O’Malley Tunstall

Legal Association Involvement: NCAJ Women’s Caucus, Young Lawyers Division of the Wake County Bar Association.


As a personal injury attorney, I believe that fighting for the individual clients who come into our office is equally important as fighting for better systems and better laws to protect the injured and the disabled. I was drawn to the NCAJ Next Program because of the emphasis not only on building better trial lawyers but also on advocating for better public policy. The reason I want to participate in the NCAJ Next Program is because I want to improve my trial skills so I can best serve my individual clients and I also want to get involved with improving the laws that protect the people in our state. I think the NCAJ Next Program can show me the best way to achieve both of these goals.

Why is civil justice important to you?

As attorneys, we have a unique opportunity to stand up for people who have been treated unfairly and to make sure that the law is working to protect everyone in our community. If we fail to do this, we face a society and a future that is less just and worse off for everyone.

What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?

In the next five to 10 years, I would like to see NCAJ build a network of trial lawyers that can mentor young attorneys during and out of law school. I also see NCAJ building stronger connections with local lawmakers as part of their advocacy goal.

Away from work …

I enjoy playing the piano. I even used to play for my local church on Sundays before I moved. I also enjoy cooking and exploring new restaurants and places around Raleigh.