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Who is Bobbie Edmonds?

Who is Bobbie Edmonds? The legal world knows her as Steve Harvey Attorney. Bobbie Edmonds, the oldest of six children, was born a few decades ago in Louisiana. As an inspired interior decorator, she earned a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Interior Design from Southern University A & M in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In furtherance of career, she received a Jurist Doctorate from Southern University School of Law in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

She worked with the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Later, she worked with the North Louisiana Legal Services Corporation, Monroe, Louisiana. Bobbie advanced her career by becoming the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Southwest Louisiana Legal Services Corporation in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As the executive director, she received the “Outstanding Director of the Year Award”, for her dedication in providing quality legal services to the entire community. With a crusading desire to expand her horizon, she moved to Texas and opened her private practice.

She gained notoriety by representing Carolyn Jean Thomas, the widow of Donald Thomas, an African-American man who was killed in a hate-crime committed by 3 teenaged skinheads in Arlington, Texas on June 6, 1991. As the lead attorney and advisor to Mrs. Thomas, she prepared her client to testify before the Texas Legislature on the Hate Crime Bill. In recognition of her diligence in combating racism in America, The Late Texas Governor, Ann Richards invited Mrs. Thomas and Attorney Edmonds to the Texas State Capital for the Hate Crime Bill signing ceremony in June 1993.

In March 2003, Attorney Edmonds was sworn in as an alternate municipal judge for the City of Forest Hill, Texas. In February 2002, she was sworn in to serve as a panel member on the Tarrant County Civil Service Commission, which hears county employee grievance appeals.

From September 2004 to June 2006, Attorney Edmonds hosted a weekly 30-minute television legal talk show, “Legal Peek Live” on the Urban America Network. She has also been a radio host and legal commentator on local FM and AM radio shows.

Attorney Edmonds has received numerous awards, to name a few: Eclipse 31 Dynamic Lawyers, Fort Worth Magazine Top Lawyer, Eldon Mahon Inns of Courts, 1996 “Lawyer of the Year” by Tarrant County Black Bar Association; KKDA African American Hero; and the 1998 NAACP Justice Award - Arlington Branch, and

Phenomenal Woman from the Federation of Women.

She had been an adjunct professor at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. She is admitted to various professional associations, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

She provides guidance to several youth programs, writes a weekly legal column, “Legal Peek”, and serves on numerous boards. Bobbie has also appeared on NBC Dateline, ABC 20/20, ABC Sunday Morning, CNN, Inside American Courts and lists of radio and television programs on various subject matters throughout her career.

Her motto is "Making a difference is life's most rewarding challenge."



Television and Radio Appearances
Legal Peek Live –host - television show –UATVRickey Smiley and These Nutz, The Beat - 97.9 FM radio 
Walker Texas Ranger - Amada Production
IMPACT - ABC- WFAA-8
Youth and Sports Talk Show - Cable TV 45
Speak Out - Soul 73 AM Radio
Rio Hair Litigation - NBC-KXAS- 5
Rio Hair Litigation - British Broadcasting
Rio Hair litigation - Inside American Courts - Court TV cable
The People's Law - Cable TV 45
ABC 20/20 - School Bus Rage - Cynthia Fowler
NBC Dateline - School Bus Violence
Leeza Show- NBC - Youth Violence- Bullies on the School Bus




Law Offices of Bobbie Edmonds
100 East 15th Street, Suite 410
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Telephone: (817) 332-6501   Fax: (817) 332-6599 
E-mail: goodverdict@msn.com
Licensed in the States of Louisiana and Texas

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