Black women in law is a rarity. In fact, according to the American Bar Association, African American men and women make up only 5% of all licensed lawyers. Despite low numbers, black female attorneys are sprinkling their #BlackGirlMagic and rising to the top. They are holding positions such as president of Bar Associations, partners at their firms, and not to mention, they are settling multimillion dollar law cases regularly.
The number of black women in law is steadily rising, with more and more attending and graduating from law school each year. While they continue to make big strides and literally raise the bar across all practice areas of law, I’d like to highlight the top 10 black female attorneys you should know.
1. Raychelle Tasher
Company: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Practice Area: Business Bankruptcy and Litigation
Location: St. Louis, M.O.
What makes her a top black female attorney: Tasher received the Florida A&M University College of Law and a Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Excellence in Government. She’s been honored by National Bar Association with the 2016 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 Award. Additionally, she’s a chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Bankruptcy Law Committee and was selected …read more