IEP Answers - Nkoyo Effiong

Nkoyo Effiong
Principal Attorney
The Effiong Firm LLC
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Nkoyo Effiong (phonetic: in-ko-yo / eff-yong), is the Principal Attorney at The Effiong Firm LLC. A former educator and parent of a child with special needs, Nkoyo helps parents advocate for the rights of their children in school. Specifically, Nkoyo represents families in school discipline and special education matters. Forever an educator, Nkoyo also teaches SPED advocacy courses and runs a signature subscription program that equips special needs parents to advocate like a lawyer on behalf of their children.



Nkoyo-Ene Effiong is the Principal Attorney of The Effiong Firm LLC; a law firm focused on transforming education and enterprise for the better. She helps busy moms and business owners leverage the law to live the life of their dreams. She has spent over ten years navigating the American public education system and pushing for equity and dignity for all. Before becoming a Georgia licensed attorney, Nkoyo was a fourth-grade teacher in Georgia who led her students to beat the odds. She later became a program director with an educational nonprofit where she coached first and second-year teachers to close opportunity gaps for low-income students across Metro Atlanta. Nkoyo began her legal career at a large firm in Metro Atlanta, representing clients in complex commercial and civil litigation matters. She then briefly represented school districts in various legal matters before launching her firm in 2016. She combines these diverse experiences to provide innovative legal solutions to clients’ most pressing problems.

Believing that parental involvement is critical for success, Nkoyo is passionate about equipping parents with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to become effective education advocates for their children. Nkoyo represents parents and students in educational matters including, school discipline and special education. She also consults with key stakeholders committed to improving the public education system. To maximize educational outcomes for all children regardless of race, class, or ability, Nkoyo endeavors to bridge the gap between parents and schools so all of our children can meet their full potential.

Nkoyo is a proud graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons. When she is not lawyering or parenting, you can find her in a coffee shop reading and writing or at a Zumba class dancing her cares away.

For more information, head over to the website at You can also follow her on social media @thatedlawlady and @theeffiongfirm