Ameshia A. Cooper is a public servant committed to improving the lives of Durham’s citizens. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business and Entrepreneurship from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010 and her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from Charlotte School of Law. During her time at Charlotte Law, Ameshia discovered her passion for litigation and expanded her leadership skills.
Ameshia is employed as an Assistant District Attorney in Durham County. As a felony prosecutor, she ushers victims of crime through the criminal justice system with understanding and compassion and ensures that persons charged with crime are provided the rights afforded to them by law and the dignity they require as human beings. She has been recognized by various organizations for her skill and contributions to the Durham community.
Ameshia was born and raised in Durham, NC where her parents instilled in her the values of hard work and integrity. She serves her community in numerous capacities. She is a member of the Durham County Gun Safety Team, the Durham County Domestic Violence Response Team, and The People’s Alliance. Additionally, she serves on the Durham County Bar Grievance Committee, volunteers with the Durham County Teen Court and Restitution Program, is a member of the Junior Leadership Durham Board of Directors and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.