Ubani Ukuku Associate Attorney | Phoenix Family Lawyer
Ubani Ukuku
Ubani Ukuku
Associate Attorney

To walk with and advocate for someone during the most difficult time in their life is one of the greatest gifts to mankind.

Ubani Ukuku is first generation Nigerian-American born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. True to the meaning of her first name, “a place where one goes to get resources or wealth,” Ubani is a wealth of knowledge and resources for all that she works with and has a passion for advocating for all.

A former public defender and justice and care pastor, Ubani has advocated for close to one decade in the community. During her six years in public defense, she represented thousands of adults and children in dependency and criminal proceedings. Due to her passionate advocacy, Ubani was awarded in 2016 with the Rising Star Award by the Arizona Public Defender’s Association; an award given each year a young attorney for high quality representation. After a successful legal career in public defense, Ubani took a two-year break to build a justice and care ministry for a 2000-person church in downtown Phoenix. Here, she took her expertise as an attorney and community relationships to develop three justice-focused initiatives and build an infrastructure to promote justice and teach others how to do the work of justice before returning to the active practice of law.

Throughout her career, Ubani has fed her love for advocacy by equipping and empowering others to do the same. This has led her to a number of public speaking engagements centered on families and children. She has presented a number of times at the Arizona Public Defender’s Association Statewide Conference, the State Bar of Arizona and leadership seminars in Arizona.
Ubani is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a huge college football fan. In her free time, you can catch her cheering on her alma mater, THE University of Georgia Bulldogs, as well as her law school, the University of Houston Cougars.

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Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Property & Debt Division
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Relocation
  • Enforcement
  • Modification
  • Grandparent/3rd Party Rights
  • Adoptions
  • Delinquency
  • Dependency
  • Guardianship
  • Emancipation
  • Bar Admissions

    State Bar of Arizona
    U.S. District Court: District of Arizona

  • Scholarship & Teaching

    Arizona Public Defender’s Association
    State Bar of Arizona

  • Professional Associations & Memberships

    State Bar of Arizona
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    Arizona Public Defender’s Association

Honors And Awards

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Irene Merker Rosenberg Scholar [University of Houston Law Center]

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Robert C. Byrd Scholar

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University of Georgia Scholar

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Texas Young Lawyers Association Scholarship Recipient

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Arizona Public Defender’s Association Rising Star 2016

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State Bar of Arizona Leadership Institute [Graduate]

University of Houston

University of Houston Law Center- Juris Doctorate

University of Georgia

University of Georgia Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


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