Amaobi J. Enyinnia

Amaobi J. Enyinnia (A.J.)









Birmingham, AL

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  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2012
  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2015 magna cum laude


  • Alabama, 2017
  • Georgia, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt once proclaimed, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing,” and Tony Allen once summarized his All-NBA First Team Defensive efforts for the Memphis Grizzlies with four words: “All heart. Grit. Grind.”

Amaobi, or A.J., is proud to bring these mindsets and attitudes to every challenge, issue, or matter he has touched, no matter how big or how small, since joining the firm in 2016.

Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with roots in southeastern Nigeria also, he prides himself on effective communication, endless enthusiasm towards new challenges, a grit and grind attitude, and always seeking to move the ball forward for clients, whether through problem-solving, skillful writing, in-depth advising, or finding effective and efficient solutions. To that end, Amaobi has the benefit of tapping multiple perspectives to address any given matter, thanks to growing up as the son of a small business owner, making a point of taking and excelling in both litigation and transaction-focused courses, and working in a variety of settings before joining the firm, including in government, general practice, e-discovery, and clinical settings.

After excelling at Vanderbilt University and majoring in political science, Amaobi was even better at the University of Tennessee College of Law. There, he graduated magna cum laude, made the Dean’s List (Honors and High Honors) in five semesters, and was invited to join the Order of the Coif. In addition, he earned the top grade in Public International Law, Non-Profit Corporations, and the Non-Profits Legal Clinic, where he was admitted to practice as a student and served local clients to the point of being recognized as a Distinguished Student Attorney for providing high quality legal representation. He also served as an Articles Editor and on the Editorial Board of the Tennessee Law Review.

Outside of the Office. Amaobi is a member of the Order of the Coif, the State Bar of Georgia, the Defense Research Institute, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. He is an vigorous sports fan and always keeps a close eye on his Memphis Grizzlies, Vanderbilt Commodores, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Braves, and Nashville Predators, along with professional and collegiate basketball and football as a whole. He’s also an avid student of U.S. history and current events and can often be found reading.

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