Patricia Nation

Attorney, Center for Litigation

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou

Patricia Nation is from central Arkansas and serves as an Attorney in the Center for Litigation Division at AFPI. In this role, she focuses on constitutional law and complex federal litigation and advocacy. Nation served in the Trump Administration as senior counsel in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and then as the director of Civil Rights Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to her work with the federal government, Nation, a third-generation Arkansan, served as Deputy General Counsel at the Arkansas Department of Human Services and spent more than a decade representing Arkansas workers in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In private practice, she helped change the state’s antipsychotic medication protocol in the Arkansas prison system. Nation graduated with honors from Regent University School of Law with a Master of Law in international human rights with a focus on constitutional law, and earned her Juris Doctor and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In her spare time, she enjoys judging mock trial competitions and serves as an adjunct professor at Regent University, where she teaches moot court and coaches the moot court team in regional and national competitions.

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