Wehinmi A. Shekoni is an Associate Attorney with Whitbeck Bennett. Ms. Shekoni previously worked as an Associate Attorney at the Hopkins Law Firm, where she represented clients in family law cases, and criminal law cases matters such as DUI, speeding, and reckless driving. She litigated and represented clients in divorce cases, custody and visitation cases, child and spousal support cases, enforcement cases, and protective orders. Ms. Shekoni has litigated and represented clients in multiple counties such as Prince William County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, and Fredrick/Warren County. While at the Hopkins Law Firm PLLC, she also worked on simple wills, power of attorney, and alternative medical directives. Ms. Shekoni previously worked at the Drug Enforcement Administration as a contractor with Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, where she handled and settled administrative claims pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, specifically property damage and personal injury claims. Ms. Shekoni worked as a Contractor with the Stone Turn Group reviewing documents pertaining to the compliance of a corporation’s action with company policy and federal law. She also worked with the Sentenc-ing Project, where she was able to conduct research and analyze data on the racial disparity with regards to felons sentenced to life with or without parole for non-violent drug crimes. Ms. Shekoni has represented clients in worker’s compensation dispute cases.
She received her Bachelor of Art International Studies with a minor in Business Administration from Abilene Christian Uni-versity. Ms. Shekoni attained a Master of Art in International Commerce and Policy with a focus specifically on Global Trade from George Mason University. She received her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law with specific focus on Litigation, Intellectual Property and Trade Law. She is licensed to practice in Virginia. On her free time, Ms. Shekoni likes to spend time with her family, read British historical novels, watch movies and travel.
Name: Wehinmi A. Shekoni
Title: Associate Attorney
Law School: American University Washington College of Law J.D cum Laude,
College: Abilene Christian University, Bachelor of Arts. George Mason University, Masters of Arts,
Admissions: Commonwealth of Virginia
Professional Associations and Memberships: Virginia State Bar Association, Prince William Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association