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nita Lamar is a proud native of Atlanta, Georgia.

Anita earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from University of West Georgia. While at the University of West Georgia she was on a full debate scholarship where she competed on the nationally ranked debate team all four years she attended. After graduating from UWG, Anita obtained her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. She graduated OCU in the top fourth of her class. She received several distinctions including Faculty Honor Roll, Dean’s List and CALI Awards. The CALI Awards signify receiving the highest grade in a class. Anita served as the President of the Elder Club and was active in Phi Alpha Delta, the Black Law Student Association and the American Association of Justice.

After graduating from OCU, Anita became a member of the Oklahoma Bar and practiced in Oklahoma in the area of Oil and Gas Law. Anita knew that her calling was to work with people and help families.

Anita is active in her community. She is a regular volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity. She has volunteered with the Georgia Legal Service Program since she has been licensed to practice law and is also a volunteer with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. She also volunteers with the National Action Network at their monthly legal clinics. She has been the guest speak for several charities including B.I.L.L.I.E., a charity that works to reduce generational poverty by providing residents of low to middle-income neighborhoods with information and skills to enhance their chances of obtaining stable employment. In her free time, Anita is an avid traveler and reader. She is the daughter of famed journalist Hal Lamar and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of McDonough, Ga.

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law — J.D.
  • University of West Georgia — B.S., Political Science

Professional Associations

  • Henry County Bar Association — Vice President
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorney

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