Attorney Akpan has been in practice for 20 years. She is a recipient the Outstanding Contested Custody Case Service Award from the Bar Association of Montgomery County. She began her litigation career as a Prosecutor with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office while still in law school. She graduated from the Boston University School of Law where she received a Juris Doctor.
Attorney Akpan received her Bachelor's of Business Administration from the George Washington University. While an undergraduate, she completed a study abroad program at the University of Parma, Italy and the University of London, England.