Ms. Victoria Valencia Washington is a 34-year-old native of Jackson, MS. She attended Tougaloo, College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English/Pre-Law. While there, she played basketball and ran cross-country. She also became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and served as the Gamma Psi Chapter’s Chaplain.
Armed with her degree, she began her Master’s program at Belhaven University while teaching 6th and 7th grade Language Arts at Chastain Middle School. Ms. Washington served as the head coach of the Girl’s Basketball team and assistant coach of the Volleyball team. After her second year of teaching in the Jackson Public School District and interning with the Committee on Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., she decided to pursue her dreams. The University of Mississippi School of Law accepted her its 2011 incoming class.
While there, she served as a chairman in the Black Law Student Association, was a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, and held as the winner and semi-finalist in several Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Competitions. She also worked as a limited practice attorney with the United States Attorney Office in its Northern District under President Obama’s appointed U.S. Attorney, Ms. Felicia Adams, in their Criminal Division.
After law school, she began working at Sparkman, Zummach, & Perry, then served as a law clerk in the Sixth Circuit Court Judicial District; and thereafter, worked at Perry Griffin, P.C. in Southaven, Mississippi. In January 2018, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of starting her own
law firm, The Washington Law Firm, PLLC in Southaven, Mississippi. She is also a member of the local NAACP Chapter, the Desoto Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, and serves as an ad-hoc federal public defender on the Criminal Justice Act Panel in North Mississippi.
Ms. Washington is a proud auntie, daughter, sister, and friend who loves God, family, friends, life, and law. She loves to sing, read, write, play sports, and bless others. She has had the opportunity to travel to France, Spain, Mexico, England, and the Netherlands while studying Spanish and International Law. Her goals are to finish writing her first book, inspire others, and use her talents to uplift those who struggle to uplift themselves. She’s currently a member of All Nations Worship Assembly (ANWA)
in Memphis, TN under the leadership of Pastor Brandon Clack. She works every day to be a better person.
She says: “Sometimes God will force you into an uncomfortable place to reach the next phase of your life. Trust his process and timing, because often times our plans aren’t on God’s calendar.”
Ms. Washington will be presenting on Sentencing, “What you don’t know WILL hurt you! on Saturday, August 15 at 11:30 a.m.
If you haven’t registered to attend our Virtual Re-Entry Conference and Resource Fair you can register at https://secure.msreentry.org/np/clients/msreentry/event.jsp?forwardedFromSecureDomain=1&event=1.
The conference is free to the re-entry community (must have spent time in jail or prison), $5.00 registration fee for the public and $25.00 for attorney’s that includes six (6) hours of continuing legal education credits. We also have exhibitor slots and sponsorships available!