Ameerah Adetoro


Paralegal and Intake Coordinator



Ameerah Adetoro is the Paralegal and Intake Coordinator for the ACLU of the District of Columbia (ACLU-DC). As such, she manages legal intake and investigations procedures for all prospective clients and cases that the ACLU-DC receives, in addition to providing administrative litigation support to our staff attorneys.

Ameerah joins the ACLU-DC with experience in legal investigation, directly after interning with the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. Here, she conducted pre-trial and post-conviction criminal investigations with defense attorneys on behalf of indigent individuals in the D.C. area.

Prior to this, Ameerah spent time studying in Scotland on the Common Law degree track at the University of Glasgow School of Law. She also served as a 2023 Public Affairs and Policy Lab research scholar at American University, coding and analyzing qualitative data in contribution to Dr. TaLisa J. Carter’s project on racial linguistics and color-blind racial ideology in the United States. Ameerah then graduated with Latin Honors from American University, earning a B.A. in Justice and Law, a concentration in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Sociology.

In her spare time, Ameerah enjoys playing volleyball and speaking to anyone who will listen about destigmatizing harmful stereotypes surrounding the pit bull terrier dog breed – in shameless defense of her beloved pup, Bubba.