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Kendra D. Briggs

Kendra Davis Briggs, Esq., is a Senior Assistant United States Attorney who has served for the past ten years at the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia. Currently, she works in the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section (PCCR), where she is responsible for prosecuting civil rights offenses, including color of law violations and hate crimes in federal court. Before moving to the PCCR Section, Ms. Briggs investigated and prosecuted cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to homicides in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Briggs also previously served as the 5th District Community Prosecutor, focused on building bonds of trust between the U.S. Attorney's Office and the community, enhancing public safety through education, and encouraging community participation in the criminal justice system.

Ms. Briggs is the 2020 recipient of the U.S. Attorney's Award for Exceptional Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. She has also been awarded several United States Attorney’s Awards for Special Achievement throughout her tenure in the office. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Briggs was an attorney at the Washington, DC office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she specialized in civil litigation.

Ms. Briggs received degrees from Florida A&M University and Florida State University, and she received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Briggs previously served as a law clerk to retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince.