Onye Chinwah

Associate Attorney

Onye Chinwah is an associate at The Ford Law Firm. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from The University of California, Riverside and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

Born in California to Nigerian immigrant parents, Mr. Chinwah understands that now more than ever, employees need legal protection. Prejudices still exist, employees continue to bear the brunt of cost-cutting measures, and employers continue to violate laws they consider inconvenient.

Background:

Mr. Chinwah’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. He represents individuals in a range of employment disputes—such as unlawful terminations, unlawful harassment, and unlawful denials of promotion—related to race, gender, and other traits protected by law. He also advises clients on managing employment relationships.

Mr. Chinwah has a long-standing commitment to civil rights and workplace equality. While in law school, he served as Technical Editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights. He also interned at the Human Rights Campaign, where he advocated for increasing workplace protection for LGBT individuals and helped the Senate Judiciary Committee prepare for its newsworthy hearing on repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. After graduation, he completed a fellowship at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the Office of Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum.

Before joining The Ford Law Firm, Mr. Chinwah worked as a trial attorney at the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.  There, he litigated personnel and employment discrimination cases in administrative fora, state court, and federal court. In his spare time Mr. Chinwah enjoys singing, baking, and weight training.