James III Nabrit
- Category : 1932-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (12,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 2
African American civil rights attorney who won several important decisions before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also a long-time attorney for the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund.
Nabrit III graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1952 and Yale Law School in 1955. Nabrit began his career with the law firm of Reeves, Robinson & Duncan, served two years in the U.S. Army and then spent 30 years (1959–1989) as an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. He argued many important civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and various U.S. Court of Appeals, including Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in 1972, and Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham in 1969. He argued 12 cases before the Supreme Court and won 9.
Nabrit died on 22 March 2013 in a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland of lung cancer, aged 80.