Everybody needs legal help at one point or another, and that's why lawyers exist. There are thousands of lawyers across the country, but few are African American and fewer are African American women. Here's our list of the top Black woman-owned law firms that you should know about:
#1 - Knight, Morris & Reddick Law Group (Chicago, IL): a boutique law firm ran by three Black female attorneys that bring both legal and real world expertise from their diverse backgrounds. Their areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate transactions, corporate law, entertainment law. As a boutique firm, they believe in the importance of building and maintaining strong bonds with our clients. As a result, they clients receive the utmost personal attention.
#2 - The Gragg Law Firm (Durham, NC): This firm, led by Attorney Mavis Gragg, offers many legal services including estate planning, and can help her customers obtain a financial power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney, a living will, and a last will and testament. Her services also include Probate and Estate Administration, and Heirs’ Property - a form of collective land ownership involving family members and a piece of land that has been in the family for many years.
#3 - The Embry Law Firm (Douglasville, GA): an experienced firm led by Attorney Bethaney Embry Jones that handles Personal Injury, Adoptions, Artificial Reproductive Technology and Mediations. They provide dedication and close attention to thei client’s matters to ensure that their client’s needs are fully addressed. Using their wealth of experience, their firm can guide you through your matter in the manner that best protects your interests.
#4 - The Griffin Firm (Washington, DC): a boutique law firm ran by 7 Black female attorneys, and each of them brings both legal and real world expertise from diverse backgrounds. Their areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate transactions, corporate law, entertainment law. As a boutique firm, they believe in the importance of building and maintaining strong bonds with our clients. As a result, they clients receive the utmost personal attention.
#5 - Roach-Leite Attorneys at Law (Philadelphia, PA): a law firm led by Attorney Marirose Roach, who fights for the rights of spouses and children, providing legal representation in divorce, custody and support cases. Her partner, Robert Leite-Young, focuses on mortgage-related litigation, credit card-related litigation, debt-collection litigation, office equipment loan-related litigation, mortgage servicing-related litigation, arbitration, and consumer bankruptcy.
#6 - Law Office of E. Lynette Stone (Dallas, TX): Led by Attorney E. Lynette Stone, this law firm specializes in personal injury law. They file lawsuits as needed, aim to win, and their client’s right to compensation is their aim, guide and goal. They handle cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, dog attacks, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, insurance disputes, and more.
#7 - Tolbert & Tolbert (Gary, IN): This law firm, led by Attorney Shelice Tolbert, offers innovative strategies to handle complex legal problems. With trial and alternative dispute resolution experience that comes from representing both defendants and plaintiffs, Tolbert & Tolbert offers diverse solutions when solving client problems. As a faith-based law firm built on Christian principles, their attorneys are diligent in their representation of clients and maintain an ethical balance.
#8 - McPherson Law (Cherry Hill, NJ): Founded by Shevelle McPherson, Esq., a top rated trial attorney who has been practicing law and trying cases for over 15 years in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She garnered her courtroom skills as an Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia where she began her legal career as a prosecutor. Her law firm represents clients in criminal and civil matters.
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