Nakia Gray

About Nakia

Nakia Gray is an intellectual property attorney and business strategist who helps entrepreneurs build profitable and protected brands. Armed with her creative legal mind, savvy marketing skills, extensive education, and over 20 years of experience, she owns and operates Gray Legal, P.C., a modern and innovative law firm uniquely designed for digital entrepreneurship.

Through her online law firm, Nakia specializes in giving creative entrepreneurs the tools they need to experience profit, protection, and peace of mind while they build the brand of their dreams.   

For four years in a row she was named a Top Attorney by Washington, D.C.’s SuperLawyers magazine and was featured on the cover of The Daily Record Newspaper in an article titled, Lawyers Reinvent Themselves With Virtual Law Firms.

Having been recognized as a trailblazer in the legal online space, she founded Beyond the Bar Institute, a personal branding and marketing consulting firm for attorneys. Through Beyond the Bar, Nakia provides coaching, support, and accountability for attorneys who are ready to ditch the traditional law firm life to practice law on their own terms.

Nakia is a highly sought-after speaker, known for giving energetic, inspirational, and educational talks around the country. She has appeared on numerous podcasts, legal panels, and conference stages, sharing her insights on a variety of topics including branding and marketing strategy, intellectual property protection, and her signature talks for attorney audiences, “Make it Rain Online: How to Catch up and Cash in on Practicing Law in the Digital Era” and “Think Like a Brand. Not Like a Lawyer.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve into an expansive marketplace, Nakia’s work is needed now more than ever. She thrives on knowing that everything she does will help someone else write their own rules in business and in life. When she’s not running her burgeoning empire, Nakia enjoys spending time with her family and honoring her commitment to service through her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.


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Signature Talks

The Value in Building a Personal Brand and Why Every Lawyer Needs One In a Post-COVID-19 World

Think Like a Brand, Not Like a Lawyer: What They Didn’t Teach Us in Law School About Running a Law Practice

How to Protect and Profit from Your Intellectual Property

Dealing with Copycats: How Brand Exposure Opens You Up to Idea Theft and What You Can Do About it When Launching Your Business or Signature Program

Why I Ditched My Highly Successful Litigation Practice (Twice): A Behind the Scenes Look at What it Took to Pivot My Practice

Women in Business: Writing Your Own Rules and Building a Heart-Centered Empire

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