Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Olamide Fadahunsi, Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and new member of our Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council.
Where did you grow up?
St. Paul, Minnesota
What brought you to DC?
Law School at Howard Law
What was your first job in DC and what did you learn?
Summer Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop. I learned that almost nothing takes “just a few minutes.”
Work out in the morning and you have already accomplished something for the day.
You get one extra hour of free time per day. How do you use it?
Doing absolutely nothing or reading for leisure.
What was the last restaurant you ate at?
King Street Oyster Bar, try the love letter.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Shapeshifting like Mystique from X-Men
Who is your role model and why?
Michelle Obama because she has always found a way to chart her own course.
You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint?
A garden with a tree in the middle, roots exposed.
What is your favorite museum in DC?
The National Museum of African American History and Culture
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is…
Housing. The price of housing continues to rise and there needs to be more measures taken to increase affordable housing.
Legal aid is important to me because…
Access to justice should be a fundamental human right.