Evelyn Akushie-Onyeani, Esq.

Evelyn obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University located in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.  She majored in Political Science and minored in pre-law and paralegal studies.  Evelyn was recognized on the dean’s list and was a member of the Pre-law association. 

In 2000, Evelyn attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School located in Lansing, Michigan.  She was a merit scholarship recipient and a staff editor of the Cooley Law School Journal.  Additionally, during her final year of law school, she served as a law clerk at the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division, where she assisted deputy attorneys’ with preparing cases for trial.

Upon graduation in September 2003, Evelyn practiced with two New Jersey based law firms representing clients in bankruptcy, real estate transactions, general and commercial litigation matters. 

Evelyn is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division), Garden State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association, Union County Bar Association, The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and a Barrister with the Bankruptcy Inn of Court of New Jersey. She is also a certified Foreclosure Mediator for the State of New Jersey.

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey State Court

United States District Court, District of New Jersey 

United States District Court, Southern District Court of New York 

United States District Court, Eastern District Court of New York


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Honors: Merit Scholarship

Honors: Dean’s List

Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Honors: Dean’s List