Brandi D. Pikes

Brandi Pikes is a 2018 graduate of the Washington University School of Law in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. magna cum laude in Mass Communication from Alcorn State University. While in law school, Brandi served as the Mid-West Region Director of Communications of the Black Law Students Association and as Secretary of the National Bar Association’s Student Division.

Along with her summer associate work at Bricker in 2017, her previous experience includes a clerkship with the St. Louis Zoo, the Special School District of St. Louis County and a Leadership for Educational Equity Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. She also served as a judicial extern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Brandi was formerly an eighth-grade English Language Arts Teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the Teach for America program.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2019
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, John M. Langston Bar Association

Awards & Recognition


  • Washington University School of Law (J.D.), 2018; Harold E. Goldberg Scholar in Law Scholarship; Wanguri Maathai Graduate Service Award
  • University of Mississippi (M.A., political science), 2012
  • Alcorn State University (B.A., mass communication, magna cum laude), 2010
Dedicated Volunteer
Dedicated Volunteer

A former eight-grade English language arts teacher, Brandi continues to make an impact in kids' lives by volunteering to read to and with elementary students. 

Active Poet
Active Poet

A former English Language Arts teacher, Brandi continues to write and recite poetry. She recently performed an original poem on Washington University's campus.