The American Bar Association reports that only 3 percent of the lawyers at large law firms are African American, and only 1.9 percent of the partners are African American. Among these, most do not own their own law firms. But in some cities like Baltimore, Maryland, the presence of black-owned law firms blows these statistics out of the water. Not to mention that the city has a Black state’s attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby.
#1 – TBMG Law: was founded by Anthony I. Butler. The company includes a former prosecutor, solo practitioners, “Big Law” associates, and an international judge. The team also has two women attorneys, one a trial lawyer and the other a former judge in Pakistan.
#2 – Murphy, Falcon & Murphy: this law firm was founded in 1948 by Judge William H. Murphy, Sr. He was the third African American to be admitted to the University of Maryland School of Law.