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"They were my brothers and sisters in arms."
– RH&A Client
"The level of talent is tremendous."
– Opposing Counsel

Aisha Dennis

Associate
P 713-652-9000 | F 713-652-9800
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With nearly a decade of litigation experience, Aisha brings great care, diligence, and tenacity to her cases.  As a former trial assistant federal public defender, Aisha has served as lead counsel on hundreds of federal criminal cases, securing numerous dismissals and other favorable results for her clients.  She has also served as a staff attorney for the Fourth Amendment Center of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where she provided nationwide litigation assistance to fellow attorneys in cases involving technologies and surveillance tools that infringed upon constitutional rights.

Aisha has handled both state and federal appeals, with her first ever court appearance being an oral argument before the North Carolina Supreme Court.  She started her legal career in her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Michelle Childs of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.  Aisha went on to clerk for the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

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  • Education
    • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2013
    • B.A., Harvard University, 2008
  • Professional Memberships
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Court Admissions
    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of North Carolina
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Honors & Awards
    • NYU Law Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar
    • NAACP LDF Earl Warren Scholar
  • Published Works
    • Riling Up the Border Search Doctrine: Litigating Searches of Digital Content at Our Ports of Entry, 42-MAR Champion 40 (2018)
  • Published Opinions
    • United States v. Oglesby, No. 4:18-cr-626, 2019 WL 1877228 (S.D. Tex. Apr. 26, 2019)
    • United States v. Opoku, 556 F. Supp. 3d 633 (S.D. Tex. 2021)