What are your thoughts on Capital Punishment?

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t posted in a while. My apologies. I really have missed blogging. Lately it seems that all of my energy has been consumed between mommy duties and practicing law. I will share some of my mommy duty stories with you later. I promise! But, today, I woke up wanting to... Continue Reading →


From Victim to Villain – Part 2

Reluctantly she comes to court and waits patiently for her turn to talk to the prosecutor.  This is her first contact with the prosecutor, and, many times this is a couple of weeks after her boyfriend beat her up. Usually, she has already reached out to her boyfriend’s attorney, explaining that she wants the charges... Continue Reading →

From Victim to Villain -Part 1

Married to a controlling, abusive, man, she spent many days trying to hide the abuse she suffered at his hands.  In an effort to drown her dismay, she drank. Excessive drinking had led to her current situation.  Here she was, in front of a Judge, begging for mercy and understanding. As she stood there hoping... Continue Reading →

Presumption of Ignorance

Stunned at the depth of unprofessionalism, I sat there and listened as questions about my personal life were raised in the name of addressing any potential conflicts that I had with existing clients.  Looking at the court reporter summoned to this meeting, I felt my emotion leave my body as I geared up to play... Continue Reading →

At War With The Streets

We are bombarded with stories about young men being raised by their single mothers, having no father in the picture.  Or, if there is a father around, he is doing nothing more than depending on the mother for support as though he were a sibling to the child, as opposed to a parent.   We blame... Continue Reading →

My Nephews Are Not Safe

Today, I am so thankful that I am not raising sons.  My heart goes out to all of those mother's that are raising Black boys.  It has become all too common for us to hear about another senseless murder of a Black man at the hand of those given the responsibility of PROTECTING and SERVING.... Continue Reading →


Did I just hear what I think I heard? That couldn't be!  As I sat there with my eyes glued on the clerk I tried to maintain my composure.   I simply could not bring myself to look at the twelve jurors that made this awful decision (at least as far as I was concerned). ... Continue Reading →

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