About Utibe I. Ikpe
Utibe I. Ikpe, an associate with Meland Russin & Budwick, focuses her practice on commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was an attorney at a boutique commercial litigation firm in Miami, Florida.
Utibe has experience representing multinational corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, and small businesses in complex litigation disputes. Utibe has litigated high stakes matters, including class actions, shareholder disputes, FDIC professional liability claims, and commercial contract disputes.
Utibe has litigated matters in state and federal court, and she has experience in all aspects of litigation, having successfully taken matters to trial and arbitration.
While attending law school at George Washington University, Utibe was a member of the Mock Trial Board and a semi-finalist in the Cohen and Cohen Mock Trial Competition. Utibe also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Chief Judge Pratt at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa where she assisted in drafting court orders and opinions in civil and criminal cases.
Utibe also has an interest in African affairs, and she is a frequent contributor to the World Roundup Section of the Florida Bar International Law Quarterly Newsletter where she writes about current legal developments in Africa.