Yesha Callahan

This African-American, Female-Owned Law Firm In Chicago All Started With A Tweet

KMR Law Group

KMR Law Group

KMR Law Group, a Chicago based boutique law firm, was started two years ago by three African-American female lawyers, Keli L. Knight, Jessica B. Reddick and Yondi K. Morris.

And it all began with a single tweet! A frustrated Morris tweeted, “I need to start my own firm” and Knight retweeted and replied with, “Are you serious?” Morris and Knight then got together and exchanged ideas and Morris contacted Reddick, an old college friend shortly thereafter. The three women met at a café and on a napkin (a napkin!) devised a plan to make their dreams come true.

Being young in the industry they faced a few challenges, such as people assuming they did not have enough experience and others assuming they lacked professionalism because of their ages. One challenge in particular which concerned Morris was being taken seriously in a male dominated field but this dynamic group overcame those challenges as they began to focus on the future of their business.

Knight, Morris, and Reddick are true businesswomen, working with a large array of individuals and businesses and their expansion plans for the future include establishing firms on the east and west coast.

These women have quickly become a force to be reckoned with and the story of their small, but growing empire came about is an inspiration to us all and a reminder that there is power in the tweet.

  1. December 25, 2015 - Reply

    I love hearing positive news like this! I noticed many people start their businesses with being frustrated.

  2. December 25, 2015 - Reply

    Magnificent News. It is always positive for Sisters to work together in forming a firm that helps other human beings.

  3. December 26, 2015 - Reply

    What a cool story 😀
    Also these 3 beautiful ladies are like wonder women in my eyes. I’m hoping their firm thrives, expands and inspires other black women and girls.. I’d totally patronize them if I could!

  4. December 26, 2015 - Reply

    This is a cool, inspiring and brilliant idea. Congrats to all of the women on finding a way to get themselves ahead while still coming together. I wish their firm great success! Let me slide in my resume…lol.

  5. December 27, 2015 - Reply

    They were profiled in Essence recently too, if anyone else wants more info.

    • December 27, 2015 - Reply

      @Staci Elle

      Thank you for the extra information. I will be certain to look at more information about this great story.

  6. December 27, 2015 - Reply

    This is beyond inspirational. I love stories like this.

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