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Olivia Sedwick

Associate Practice Areas: Litigation Phone: 1-202-968-4506 Email:

Olivia N. Sedwick is a litigation associate at Elias Law Group advocating for fair districts and challenging voter suppression tactics around the country alongside her colleagues. 

Before joining ELG, Ms. Sedwick was the 2020-2021 Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center in Baltimore, Maryland. As the Murnaghan Fellow, Ms. Sedwick filed direct representation and amicus briefs in both state and federal appellate courts advancing a broadened civil rights view on issues such as language bias being a proxy for racial discrimination in Yu v. Idaho State University (9th Cir.). Significantly, Ms. Sedwick successfully argued before the Maryland Court of Appeals in Wheeling v. Selene Finance, et al. advocating for the proper interpretation of a Maryland law that prevents unlawful evictions and unlawful threats of eviction.  

Prior to the Murnaghan Fellowship, Ms. Sedwick clerked for the Honorable Carl E. Stewart on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before her clerkship, Ms. Sedwick was an associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. While a law student, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson. 

Ms. Sedwick earned her B.A. in Political Science with a double-minor in Economics and History, summa cum laude, from Winston-Salem State University and her law degree from Howard University School of Law. Ms. Sedwick served Howard University School of Law as the Student Bar Association Vice President (2017-2018) and Winston-Salem State University as the Student Body President (2014-2015).  

Ms. Sedwick is located in ELG’s Washington, D.C. office.