Geeta N. Kapur
Attorney Geeta Kapur is a proud native of Nakuru, Kenya. After graduating from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she pursued a life calling to study law. Attorney Kapur earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003. During law school, she clerked for the NC Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Headquarters of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City as well as for the law firms of Smith Anderson in Raleigh and Moore Van Allen in Charlotte. Ms. Kapur was recognized for academic excellence by consistently being placed on the Dean's List and for her commitment to pro bono and public service work and was awarded the prestigious Gressman-Politt Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy Skills.
From her work at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation to an Assistant Public Defender in Orange County to private practice in Durham, she has devoted her entire thirteen-year legal career to being a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer for the poor and racial minorities. Attorney Kapur was the first woman of color to earn the distinction of being a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law - Juvenile Delinquency. She has argued several landmark constitutional law cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. In addition, she served as one of the lead pro bono lawyers for the NC NAACP Moral Monday protests and was awarded the NC NAACP Humanitarian of the Year Award. Attorney Kapur has provided written and oral testimony before the United States Congress on mass incarceration and the School to Prison Pipeline.
Attorney Kapur took her passion for the poor into the classroom and has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina and at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, where she trains future lawyers to be social justice advocates. She has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations such as the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the UNC Law School Alumni Board of Directors. Attorney Kapur was recently ranked by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 criminal defense trial lawyers in North Carolina for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Juris Doctorate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 2003
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999