Lady Debbie

Lady Debbie N. Obodoukwu

Partner & Counsel

Practice Areas:


Maritime Law

Corporate & Business Advisory Services

Brief Profile

Lady Debbie N. Obodoukwu works as a synergy partner at Olisa Agbakoba Legal, she is also the Principal Counsel of Lady Debbie N. Obodoukwu & CO.

She has appeared in many cases before State and Federal High Courts, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and Election Tribunals. She worked as a counsel in Federal Ministry of Justice, Lagos and later as Associate Partner of Dickson D.I Osuala & Co.

Very proficient in Company law, Litigation, commercial law and recovery of loans and debts, enforcement of fundamental rights, law, mergers and acquisition, conciliation and arbitration and trademarks training. 

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

She is a member of many Professional Bodies amongst which but few are:

  • Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA)
  • Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitration (Nigeria)
  • Nigeria Maritime Law Association
  • International Member – Maritime Law Committee of I.B.A


She has held Federal appointment from 2006 till date such as:

  • Member – Legal Aid Council (2006-2007)
  • Federal Commissioner – Federal Judicial Service Commission (2008-2013)
  • Life Bencher – Body of Benchers Member (2012-till date)
  • Member – National Judicial Council (2016-2018)
  • Member – Presidential Advisory Committee, on Prerogative of Mercy (PRESIDENCY) (2018 till date)


  • She graduated from Almadu Bello University Zaria in 1983 with Diploma in Law and in 1986 with LL.B.

  • She holds a Master Degree from University of Lagos Akoka, Lagos 1995.


  • NYSC in 1988 at Federation Ministry of Justice, Nigeria Law School Victoria Island in 1989 with BL.


  • She completed Arbitration Training at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria) and was admitted as an Associate Member of the Institute in 2007, Fellow chartered Arbitrators Nov. 2020.


  • She obtained a Certificate Course in Maritime Law from the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton, Southampton United Kingdom, London in 2009.


  • She holds a certificate in MA.504 Project Management and Leadership from the Worldwide Solutions, Reston V.A USA 2010. 


  • Another certificate in Emerging of Leaders Program, at Ross School of Business Michigan University , Michigan ( USA)  in 2011 and other certificate in Making Board Governance more effective, from the Harvard Business School. Harvard, Boston USA in 2012.

  • She holds a certificate in TARP Related cases from Euromoney Training Institute, New York in 2013.

Seminars & Training

  • She has attended both domestic and international conferences all over the world, she has an award winner of Ladies of the Fellowship from the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International.

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