I have been practicing law for 30 years since 1990. I am the proud mother of 3 amazing young men, 26, 24 and 22. I've been a DCFS Foster Parent and am the proud mother of one adopted child. I am a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. an International Sorority and member of the Divine Nine.
I have always been active in public interest. In high school I was able to gather petitions and get a stop sign placed between two main thorough fares where students crossed over getting to class from one building to the other. The school and CPS hadn't gotten it done. I did. I was the First Black/African-American President of the Student Bar Association at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 100 years of History. I was Awarded the Alumni Award from the Law School Alumni association upon graduation. Once active in the Legal Community as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, I was Awarded the Young Lawyer of the Year by the Illinois State Bar Association. Fast forward to 2008, as the Volunteer Field Organizer we ran the Obama campaign office in the South Suburbs from my Law Office. To serving 8 years on the School District 161 School Board.
My life and career have been to protect and represent the interest of all. I have always done so in my legal career representing my clients, and I will continue to do so. It's been said that I can be a Lamb or a Lion. Whatever is necessary for you.