Fani Willis is a notable lawyer turned politician from the Democratic Party of the USA. She defeated her old boss and six-term incumbent Paul Howard to become the first lady district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia.
Since 2018, she has served as the managing attorney for the Law Office of Fani Willis, LLC, where she specialized in criminal and juvenile law and various civil issues.
Fani Taifa Willis
District Attorney, Politician
District Attorney at Fulton County
First African American Woman As The First Female District Attorney
Family and Siblings
John Clifford Floyd (Attorney)
Date of Birth:
27th October 1971, Wednesday
Age (As in 2021):
50 Years Old
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Regina High School
1. Howard University 2. Emory Law School
1. Social Service 2. Reading Books
1. Nia Kisura Willis
2. Kinaya Imani Willis
5 Feet and 7 Inches (173 cm)
138 lbs (63 KG)
1. We All Value Excellence – Outstanding Service Award (2019)
2. Whos Who Black Atlanta (2019)
3. Women of The Year Award, Most Powerful and Influential Attorney, Women Media Groups, Inc.(2018)
4. Attorney of the Year, FCDA (2014)
5. Highest Achievement Award, FCDA (2011)
Community Volunteer Work
1. WAVE – Volunteers countless hours serving the homeless and children.
Fani was born in Washington, D.C., on October 27, 1971. She is an American citizen with Afro-American lineage who is a resident of Fulton County in Georgia. In addition, her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Family and Education
Fani is married to Fred Willis. Willis couple shares two daughters; elder Nia Kisura Willis of 23 years while younger one Kinaya Imani Willis is 21.
Her father was a member of the Black Panthers and worked as a defense attorney in California. John Clifford Floyd, Fani’s father, was also an attorney. He spent a significant amount of time as a civil rights activist. Fani’s parents split when she was a child. Her mother was a Washington, D.C. resident.
Talking about her education she graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in arts in December 1992. Further, she completed a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University in 1993 and Emory Law School with a J.D. in 1996. She got her license to practice law in Georgia after completing her law degree.
Since 2018, she has served as the managing attorney for the Law Office of Fani Willis, LLC, where she specialized in criminal and juvenile law and various civil issues. Since 2019, she has also served as Chief Magistrate Judge for South Fulton, Georgia.
From 2001 through 2018, she worked as a deputy district attorney at the Fulton County District Attorney’s office. In 2020, she defeated her old boss and six-term incumbent Paul Howard to become the first lady district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia.
Before leaving the office in 2018, Fani worked as an assistant district attorney for Paul Howard for 16 years.
Is Fani Willis Married?
Talking about her marital status, Fani Willis is married to Fred Willis. However, more information can not be found about him, and she has never mentioned him in any medium or platform. The couple had two daughters Nia Kisura Willis and Kinaya Imani Willis.
Even though she rarely addresses her boyfriend, there is a rumor that she is dating Deuce York, whom she met in a courtroom in February 2017. Deuce used to work for CNN and WRFG 89.3 FM.
Fani is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 63 kilograms. She favors corporate clothes. However, she is also stylish. Her wide black eyes and straight black hair make her appear younger than her actual age.
What is Fani Willis Net Worth?
Fani is a successful attorney who makes a solid income from her profession. She has formerly held public office and is currently a politician with a net worth ranging from one million dollar USD to five million dollar USD. Fani served as an assistant district attorney for several years before becoming Fulton County’s first female district attorney.
The typical Assistant DA pay in Fulton County is expected to be between $75 thousand and $151 thousand annually. She also has her own law company in Atlanta, The Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC. She is the founder of Love for Carla, a non-profit organization.
Other Quick Facts You Need To Know About Fani Willis
She became the first African American woman as the first female district attorney in Fulton County.
She had aspired to be an attorney since she was eight years old.
She is also a fan of the popular TV series Game of Thrones.
She investigated the phone call made by Donald Trump, manipulating the state’s presidential election results.
She has proven to be an effective administrator, educator, and motivator. She was a college professor as well as a mentor to young prosecutors.
She has represented clients in civil, domestic, juvenile, family law, and criminal disputes during her 24-year career. Criminal Defense, Business/Corporate Law, Civil Law, and Family Law are her areas of expertise.
She stood firm in the face of current President Donald Trump’s ostensibly frightening phone call, vowing to enforce the law without fear of retaliation. In 2018, she was named the Most Powerful and Influential Woman.