At some point in our lives, we will need the services of a law firm. With thousands to choose from, it can be a daunting task to narrow your search.
The percentages of black attorneys are low, in fact, the American Bar Association reports “5 percent of lawyers in the U.S. are black, 5% are Hispanic, and 2% are Asian. ”
In addition, the National Association for Law Placement 2017 Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms stated, “women and minority partners remain fairly dramatically under-represented in U.S. law firms,” with women minorities being the “most dramatically underrepresented group” of all.
With these daunting statistics, it is extremely important to support our black law firms. So, whatever your legal matter might be, here are a list of Black Law Firms from coast to coast, that are making a name for themselves.
The Moore Legal Firm
Toni Moore is an attorney and business strategist with over twenty years of business structuring, real estate, asset protection and estate planning experience.
The Moore Legal Firm is a legal consulting firm located in Pennsylvania. The firm offers tools, tips, and strategies to help start-ups and established business owners formalize, structure, comply and protect their assets in full compliance with the ever-changing laws.
The Watson Firm, PLLC
Aaron Watson is an “AV” rated attorney. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Florida State University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson University College of Law.
He was later recognized as a national champion when he finished first in the nation of 248 teams from 148 law schools in the American Association for Justice trial competition. He was also named Who’s Who Among American Universities & Colleges.
The Watson Firm, PLLC is backed by the skill and tenacity of our dynamic and experienced Pensacola personal injury attorneys. We have won millions for clients due to our unrelenting pursuit of justice, even in the face of large companies and complicated scenarios. We take clients’ cases with no upfront fees and work to provide a personalized legal solution that meets their needs. Our ultimate goal is to protect our clients and help them move toward a more secure future. We are available 24/7 to schedule a completely free case evaluation where you can explore your legal options.
Sellers Law Group LLC
Gloria Sellers grew up in the rural community of Hatchechubbee. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of South Alabama. After graduating college, she relocated to Birmingham where she has been very active in numerous local social and political organizations.
She was accepted into law school at Birmingham School of Law and passed the Alabama State Bar Exam in July of 2018. Attorney Sellers has also been recognized this year as one of Birmingham Magazine’s Top Attorneys 2020.
Firm: Sellers Law Group, LLC, is the go-to law firm for Criminal Defense and Personal Injury incidents, which includes auto accidents, trucking accidents, plus more. They are dedicated to representing individuals that have been accused and/or injured within the State of Alabama. Our managing attorney,
K. Fitzgerald Finley Firm
Karlos F. Finley is the principal partner at the K. Fitzgerald Finley Firm and serves as a part-time Judge with the City of Mobile, Alabama. He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Mobile, Cum Laude, and his Juris Doctorate from Miles School of Law in Fairfield, AL.
Since 2008, he has practiced in the area of personal injury law. He has served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office. He is a past Vice President of the Alabama Lawyers Association and a past President of the Vernon Z. Crawford, Bay Area Bar Association.
Firm: The K. Fitzgerald Finley Firm is dedicated and serve individuals and small businesses in the areas of wrongful death, motor vehicle crash, slip and falls, medical and more.
Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett PLLC
White Plains, New York
Mayo Bartlett is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Lawyer. He is the Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC, a trial attorney and a former partner at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP.
He was selected as a Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and he has provided hate crime training for the law enforcement community and he works with community organizations and schools to ensure that hate crimes are properly identified, reported, and investigated.
The Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett PLLC, a litigation law firm focusing on criminal defense, DWI and DUI , civil rights and personal injury representation to clients in New York City, Hudson Valley, Westchester County, and throughout New York State and Connecticut. Our reputation as dedicated and thorough trial attorneys helps us maximize results in settlements and verdicts after trial on behalf of our clients.
The Law Office of Merissa V. Grayson
Merissa V. Grayson is a not-so-average Entrepreneurial Lawyer, Author, Speaker, and problem solver. Her work is centered around Family, Personal, and Business Development.
The Law Office of Merissa V. Grayson has two divisions:
1.) The Child Custody & Family Law Division advocates for parents, children, and families who are experiencing family law issues (divorce, separation, custody/support disputes, domestic violence, adoption, etc.).
2.) The Business & Branding Division of her law firm helps new and seasoned Entrepreneurs & Entertainers make smart legal decisions that both protect their business & brand and align w/ their goals & objectives.
Stowe Law Firm, PLLC
Ryan Stowe is the principal attorney at Stowe Law Firm, PLLC. He is a first-generation Rowan County attorney. He believes in being a true advocate and counselor for his clients.
He is published in the North Carolina State Bar’s publication, The Journal for his beliefs on being a counselor.
The Stowe Law Firm, PLLC, focuses his practice on traffic violations, criminal defense, DWI defense, and post-conviction (expungements) relief
The Murphy Law Firm, LLC.
Oxon Hill, MD
Angel Murphy is the Founding Partner of The Murphy Law Firm, LLC. As a licensed Maryland and District of Columbia attorney and passionate advocate, she takes a personal approach to lawyering by devising a creative legal strategy for each client and for each case.
She enjoys helping her clients face and overcome their legal challenges. She identifies with her clients and will work tirelessly to ensure that they are treated fairly in the courtroom and that their case gets the best possible outcome.
The Murphy Law Firm, LLC., focuses in criminal law and family law. Specifically, the firm handles matters involving drug possession, DUI/DWI, traffic citations, handgun charges, divorce, child visitation, child support, alimony, domestic violence, and custody.
The Martin Law Firm
E. Michelle Martin is Founder of The Martin Law Firm. She takes pride in maintaining a small-firm feel by treating each case with care and consideration. She attended Capital University Law School and graduated in 2011; and has been practicing law since 2014.
She was selected to Rising Stars for 2018 – 2021.
The Martin Law Firm focus areas are personal injury, Civil rights restoration and gun rights law; and Juvenile law. They handle each client’s case aggressively. For example, in 2017, they represented the most injured victim of the Ohio State Fair tragedy and was able to help that client receive the fairest compensation possible.
Tolbert & Tolbert LLC
Partners Michael and Shelice Tolbert had one goal in mind when forming the law firm of Tolbert & Tolbert LLC- to create a faith-based law firm built on Christian principles and to provide the best, most affordable legal services to businesses and individuals.
Michael and Shelice were married in 2006 and met as kids in Gary, Indiana in 1987. As children, both dreamed of one day starting a law firm in their hometown. Tolbert & Tolbert LLC was launched on January 26, 2015, and a new way to deliver legal services was born.
The mission of Tolbert & Tolbert is to honor God by rendering compassionate litigation services to businesses, organizations and individuals. Their area of practice includes Litigation; Personal Injury; Mediation and Business Law.
Shevelle McPherson is a seasoned criminal trial lawyer and author with over 15 years of courtroom and trial experience. She began her legal career as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
As a former prosecutor, she knows firsthand how uneven the legal playing field can be for those accused of a crime. She understands the techniques used by prosecutors and how to defend against them.
McPherson Law represents clients in criminal and civil matters. She has successfully defended clients charged with capital homicide, murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, firearms and drug offenses.
The Griffin Firm
Washington DC; Baltimore, MD
Aimee Griffin is the managing attorney of The Griffin Firm PLLC. She is a business and estate planning attorney licensed in Massachusetts, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is recognized by the Small Business Administration as a Massachusetts and New England Small Business Champion, who works to build businesses for profitability.
The Griffin Firm is a company committed to creating equity and opportunities for individuals, companies, and communities. They provide legal and consultative services to increase capacity through advocacy, strategic planning, legal consultation and litigation.
Charles Legal, PLLC.
Steve Charles, Esq. is the managing partner of the law firm Charles Legal, PLLC. Prior to starting this law firm, he was an associate attorney with a law firm in Coral Gables, Florida representing homeowners in foreclosure matters during the height of the global financial crisis.
He is a 2019 recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Award of the National Trial Lawyers and has “Superb” Avvo Attorney Rating.
Charles Legal PLLC firm services personal injury law, specifically auto accidents, truck accidents, slips and falls, various forms of premise liability and general litigation as necessitates. The law firm represents injured clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The law firm is an A+ accredited member of the Better Business Bureau and has a strong track record of achieving excellent results for injured clients.
Law Offices of Tiffany J. Brown, P.A
Pembroke Pines, FL
Tiffany J. Brown is a corporate attorney with a passion for entrepreneurs at all stages of business! She serves as legal counsel to Florida businesses and helps ensure that each business reaches their full potential. She began her legal career in the area of securities litigation, representing public companies, brokers/ investment advisors, and investors.
The Law Offices of Tiffany J. Brown, P.A. is a Florida business law firm that offers a full range of business services to meet the legal needs of your business. The firm is dedicated to providing competent and affordable legal representation to business owners and entrepreneurs.
Law Office of Crystal L Johnson
Crown Point, IN
Crystal L. Johnson followed in her parents and uncle’s footsteps when she chose to become an attorney and entrepreneur. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Wilberforce University and her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law.
After working at a CPA/Law firm for twenty (20) years as a Senior Accountant, she started her own law practice in Northwest Indiana, Law Office of Crystal L. Johnson.
Law Office of Crystal L Johnson’s primary practice areas are small business formation, tax controversy and dispute resolution, tax preparation and property tax lien sales. She also offers bookkeeping and payroll services.
In conclusion, these are just a few black firms, and I know there are more out there deserving of this article. If you know of a black law firm that are making a name for themselves, please leave their information in the comment section for a future follow up article.