Meet the ELS Team

Chandra C. Davis
Chandra C. Davis

Chandra C. Davis is an effective labor and employment law advisor, litigator, and a sought-after trainer and mediator with over 19 years of employment law experience. Prior to forming ELS, Chandra served as a trial attorney with the EEOC. She is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School and served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review.

I am “High Energy!” If you want someone to cheer you on, look for me! I regularly embarrass my children at their various sporting events by waving, shouting, and parading signs with their names on it. Go Blue! Go Dawgs! Go Eagles!

Rukiya Davis
Rukiya Davis

Rukiya Davis has served as ELS’s Financial Coordinator since 2015. She provides support to the firm’s attorneys and assists in managing the firm’s financial operations. Rukiya is a graduate from Kennesaw State University earning her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2020 and served as President of the National Association of Black Accountants. She is currently studying for the Uniform CPA Exam to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Performing Arts has always been a part of my life. I find joy in music and dancing. Being able to express myself through body movements brings me comfort, happiness, and makes me feel whole.

Jade Farr
Jade Farr

Jade Farr is a Paralegal specializing in providing exceptional client support and innovative organizational management. Jade is a proud alumna of University of Maryland, College Park. She graduated with a degree in Criminology and Criminology Justice, with a minor in Spanish Business, Language, and Culture.

In my spare time, I am the owner of a small boutique that provides luxury essentials known as The Bougie Bunch. I love to learn about new topics, creative direct and manage brands, and binge Netflix series. If you don’t find me out enjoying the beautiful weather, I am spending time with my big southern family!

Mulenga Jones
Mulenga Jones

Mel Jones joined ELS in 2019. As a Firm Administrator she supports all members of the ELS team and assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the firm. Mel is a graduate of The University of Tampa and pursued a degree in Marketing and a minor in Advertising.

I love expressing myself and showing my creativity through painting! I can spend hours lost in a piece I am working on. It gives me a fresh perspective on life and helps me to appreciate the finer details around me.

Jamala S. McFadden
Jamala S. McFadden

Jamala S. McFadden has 20 years of experience in employment law, guiding organizations in workforce related compliance, risk management and litigation matters. Prior to forming ELS, Jamala practiced with AmLaw200 firms for ten years and served as a law clerk to a federal judge. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where she was an Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review. A servant leader, Jamala serves on the Judicial Qualifications Commission; is a past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and Atlanta Legal Society; an alumna of Leadership Atlanta and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program; and a (retired) high school mock trial team coach.

I love sunshine, outdoor activity, live music, and all the wine. My weekends often include any or all of the above, with Zumba being my favorite way to burn calories and tap into my alter ego!

Val Rusk
Val Rusk

Val Rusk has more than 20 years of employment law experience in private practice and in-house, leveraging past management roles outside the legal field to bring business acumen to each engagement. Working with several networks and business units within Turner (now WarnerMedia)  and CNN International for more than 10 years both as employment counsel and as an executive has given Val the global perspective necessary to support employers with a multi-national workforce as well as extensive experience in the media and production industry.

I am a dog lover with two rescue mutts who share my passion for being outdoors, from hiking local trails to jogs around the neighborhood, but in my down time I’m just as happy to be curled up alone with a good book (or a trashy magazine!)

Rainét Spence
Rainét Spence

Rainét N. Spence is an attorney at ELS. She earned her law degree at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she served as the Manager Editor of the 58th Volume of Family Court Review, President of the Black Law Students Association, and a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Rainét was also a judicial intern for the Honorable Eileen Bransten of the New York County, Supreme Court, Commercial Division and was a student attorney with the Community and Economic Development Clinic at Hofstra.

Food is medicine and the way to my heart. I enjoy cooking Trinidadian cuisines. Any free moment I get is spent in the kitchen perfecting my dishes. If I am not in my own kitchen, I am out exploring cuisines from local restaurants.

Antwanna Stinson
Antwanna Stinson

Antwanna Stinson is a Senior Paralegal with over 12 years of paralegal experience including serving as a Paralegal for Fulton County Government in the Office of the County Attorney. Antwanna earned her undergraduate degree from Mercer University and paralegal certification from the University of Georgia. In my spare time my head is in a book.

I love to read; it provides a way to escape while enhancing the knowledge I already have! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read, it is indeed fundamental . If I am not reading, I am expressing myself through song, singing with my choir.

Antoinette J. Trott
Antoinette J. Trott

Antoinette J. Trott is a promising junior-level attorney who earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. Antoinette centered her practical experience in law school to prepare her for the practice of employment law. While in law school, Antoinette also served as the Symposium Editor of the Charlotte Intellectual Property Journal. Antoinette is a member of the Gate City Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Outside of practicing law, I love to travel and all things fashion! One day, I hope to start a blog showcasing plus-size fashion, and helping other plus-size women find cute, fashion-forward clothing.

Halima H. White
Halima H. White

Halima Horton White has 20 years of experience representing and advising employers. She co-chaired two federal jury trials and represented clients at numerous arbitration hearings. Halima travelled within the United States and to China, India and Sweden to train a client’s managers on how to conduct effective ethics and compliance investigations. She is bilingual and has traveled to Mexico and Puerto Rico to provide Spanish-language professionalism training to managers. .. In addition to agency representation and defending lawsuits, she conducts investigations for clients; provides training on employment laws to managers; and serves as a mediator for parties seeking to resolve disputes.

I love art—paintings, photography, sculptures, or mobiles. Just as I seek to evoke the courts’ emotions when I write briefs, true artists trigger viewers’ feelings. I also love interior decorating and cycling or spending time outside. My free time is spent with my husband, my family and my puppy, Piper.