National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is proud to announce Nia Doaks has been named a “Phenom” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly for 2024. Doaks was one of 14 individuals recognized.

According to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Phenoms are rising stars who have already made a name for themselves in their first 10 years of practice. These lawyers are future leaders, as demonstrated by their accomplishments, drive and dedication to the practice of law.

Nia has experience counseling businesses on a variety of labor and employment law matters under federal and state law and representing clients in litigation and proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other administrative agencies. Nia has been involved in litigation and administrative proceedings involving all aspects of Title VII, wage and hour issues, retaliatory discharge, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and various state law claims. Nia also has vast experience conducting internal workplace investigations covering policy violations such as sexual harassment and discrimination as well as representing clients in grievance and arbitration proceedings.

Doaks has been recognized The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" for Labor and Employment Law – Management (2024) and Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” (2024). In 2023, she was also recognized as one of The National Black Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40.”

To access the full list of honorees, click here.


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 21 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S., with a growing Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group to match. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Working Mother MagazineLaw360, the National Law Journal and Many of our more than 225 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers USA®, The Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale-Hubbell. Find out more about us online at


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