PageLines- Krish_001.jpgPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Neera Bahl started her Legal career in January 2005, when she joined Dixit & Youn, LLP as an associate in 2005. Thereafter in 2007, she became a name partner in the firm changing the firm name to Dixit, Youn, & Bahl, LLP. In April 2009, she founded Neera Bahl & Associates for her independent practice of law. Earlier, Ms. Bahl interned at the Jimmy Carter Center (Human Rights Division); worked as a Constituent Representative for U.S. Rep. Denise Majette (GA Dem. '04-'05), focusing on immigration issues; and served as law clerk for Fulton County Superior Court Judge Honorable Gail S. Tusan.

EDUCATION: Licensed in Georgia, she received her J.D. from John Marshall Law School - Atlanta (2000). Prior to that, she served as a Sr. Research Specialist for 16 years at the Emory Univ. Dept. of Dermatology, and for 5 years at the Univ. of Alabama. She received her M.A. in English from Punjab University, India (1979); B.Ed. in Psychology from D.A.V. College, India (1977); B.S. in Chemistry & Biology from D.S. College, India (1976). AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award 2010 from John Marshall Law School
  • Recipient of the "Tip Volunteer of the Year Award" in 2007.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • State Bar of Georgia (December 2004).
  • Current President, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce-South East Chapter (USPAACC-SE) Since 2014
  • Atlanta Bar Association.
  • Super Lawyers list for 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Secretary, AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association).
  • Treasurer, SABA-GA (South Asian Bar of Georgia).
  • Board of MBLC (Multi Bar Legal Council).
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL).
  • Board member GIACC (Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce), served as the Secretary in the year 2007-2008.
  • Board of the Women′s Committee of TiE-Atlanta (The Indus Entrepreneur).

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

  • Volunteer for Truancy Intervention Project (TiP).
  • Volunteer with Raksha, Inc. helping victims of domestic violence.
  • Volunteer of the Sindhi Sabha Children School, teaching spiritual development, yoga, Hindi language classes, and music.
  • Member of Self-Realization Fellowship, served as the Secretary (2006-07).
  • Chairwoman of the India Cultural and Religious Center, Atlanta (1996-1997)and an active volunteer of this organization for the last twenty years.
  • Chairwoman for the Indian American Cultural Association of Birmingham, AL (1987).

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Ms. Bahl enjoys singing Indian vocal and playing instrumental music; Practicing Yoga and Meditation; Hiking, Reading and Travelling. FUTURE GOAL: Continued commitment to personal growth and leadership to benefit my professional society and community at large in all my capacities. I also have the dream to serve the bench when an opportunity arrives.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Georgia Rising Stars SuperLawyer 2012-2014: Published in Atlanta Magazine
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia - American Registry 2012 John Marshall Law School Distinguished Alumni Award 2010
  • Truancy Intervention Program TIP Volunteer of the Year Award 2007

  • MLK Celebration Honoree 2014 for Leadership in Community
  • Regional President, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) Southeast Region 2013-2014
  • Glory of India Award 2012
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