Negin K. Portivent was born in Tehran, Iran in 1987 and moved to Marietta, Georgia at age 3 with her family. She received her J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 2012. Prior to attending Mercer, Mrs. Portivent graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in political science from the University of Georgia in 2009.
During law school, Mrs. Portivent took advantage of internship opportunities to learn the practical aspects of the law. In doing so, Mrs. Portivent clerked for a commercial arbitration and litigation law firm, Dovin, Malkin & Ficken in Atlanta, Georgia. Furthermore, she interned for the Honorable Edgar W. Ennis, Jr., Superior Court Judge, Macon Circuit. There, she attended various hearings, conducted research, and assisted in administrative duties. Following her graduation from Mercer, Mrs. Portivent spent a year practicing at the Rockefeller Law Center, a general trial practice firm in Warner Robins.
Mrs. Portivent is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Additionally, she is an active member of the Junior League of Albany, Inc.