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Asukwo Mendie Archibong



A. Mendie Archibong

Attorney, Archibong Law Firm
Year Graduated: 2009

Undergraduate: University of Uyo in Nigeria
Major: Biochemistry

Summary Bio

Asukwo Mendie Archibong '09 owns Archibong law firm where he practices litigation in a variety of areas. He also owns USVisatoGreenCard where he assists people in India, Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya gain United States citizenship through the National Interest Waiver program.  Additionally, he owns ClerkCentral, where he provides leads to attorneys in their practice areas. Archibong serves on the board of the Mary Slessor Foundation in Nigeria which provides educational opportunities to children. His undergraduate degree is in biochemistry from the University of Uyo (1992) and his LL.M. in intellectual property is from George Washington University (2011).

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Originally from Nigeria, Asukwo Mendie Archibong '09 had always dreamt of coming to America. "America is this fabled place where you can become anything and follow your dreams. I always knew I would work hard and make it there someday."  Archibong is no stranger to hard work. His mother and youngest sister both hold PhDs, his immediate younger sister holds a Master's Degree, his immediate older sister holds a law degree and a Doctor of Juridical Science. His older brother, late father, and two cousins all hold JD degrees. Archibong holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Uyo in Nigeria. He never found being in the laboratory enticing but had a knack for information technology (IT) work. "I had the opportunity to come to the United States and work in the IT field so I seized it."

After working in IT for Chevron and Kaiser Permanente for a few years, Archibong came across another opportunity that would shape his career-the opportunity to take the LSAT. He was living in Walnut Creek at the time and felt that McGeorge had a fantastic reputation. "Reputation was my key reason for applying to McGeorge. I was accepted and will always remember my first day of school vividly. It was an extremely welcoming and collegial atmosphere."

Archibong appreciated the practical experience throughout his entire law school tenure. His legal writing class, torts class, and immigration clinic were highlights. "In law school we dealt with real-life situations and worked alongside seasoned attorneys in law clinics. I still use the practical experience I gained at McGeorge law in my practice today. After completing his JD degree, Archibong attained his LLM in intellectual property in 2010 from George Washington University.

He passed the bar and was sworn in to the State of Maryland in 2011. That same year, he started his own law firm, the Archibong Law Firm. In his firm, he practices litigation in many areas of the law-including bankruptcy law, family law and corporate law. And having his own law firm inspired another business endeavor. "When I started my law firm, I was well-versed in how to practice law but unsure of how to run a business. That inspired me to start ClerkCentral, where I help attorneys obtain leads for their areas of practice."

Archibong also owns a company called USVisatoGreenCard, where he assists people in India, Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya gain United States citizenship through the National Interest Waiver program. In addition to his diverse business endeavors, Archibong also serves on the board of the Mary Slessor Foundation in Nigeria which provides educational opportunities to children. He also recently served on the Board of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Foundation]. 

To anyone considering law school Archibong says to be ready to read and exercise self-discipline. "Law school is hard but it gets even harder after you pass the bar and begin to practice. However, with hard work and determination, you can succeed."  

As for Archibong, his determination comes from the businesses he runs. "I hope to grow and run my businesses as long as possible. I love helping people improve their lives, and through my businesses I get to do just that."      

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