Deja Kemp has a diverse practice that includes representing manufacturers, real estate developers, renewable energy companies, and local governments in complex regulatory compliance matters, business transactions involving environmental issues, and environmental litigation. She is part of a team of seasoned litigators who have represented clients in federal, state, and administrative courts over disputes involving contamination, asbestos, landfills, water and air quality, and other environmental issues. Deja also helps developers, nonprofits, and local governments to revitalize and redevelop contaminated properties by helping to obtain Brownfields agreements.
In addition, Deja regularly assists private condemnors in large-scale eminent domain projects and provides litigation support in complex civil matters and internal investigations.
Deja is a previous summer associate at Parker Poe. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for the Children's Law Center as part of her law school’s Child Advocacy Clinic focusing on Guardian ad Litem cases. She also interned at the Legal Aid of North Carolina as a law clerk, where she worked on consumer protection and domestic violence cases.
Prior to attending law school, Deja worked for Teach For America as a middle school science teacher in Charlotte. She continues to impact youth through her role as a Teen Court judge volunteer and a mentor with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Lunch with a Lawyer program. She is also a member of Parker Poe’s Diversity Committee and Recruiting Committee, and she devotes significant time to various pro bono matters, including resolving landlord-tenant disputes, expunging criminal records, and securing protective orders for survivors of domestic violence.