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Friday, 5 March 2021

Making Black History: The Law Office of Kimberly S. Sweeney PLLC

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Making Black History: The Law Office of Kimberly S. Sweeney PLLC
Making Black History: The Law Office of Kimberly S. Sweeney PLLC

With February coming to a close so is our Making Black History feature.

In the final installment of our Black History Month series, we introduce you to Attorney Kimberly Sweeney.

- with february coming to a close- so is our making black- history feature.

In the final - installment of our black- history month series, we- introduce you to attorney - kimberly sweeney.

- news 25's grace boyles brings - you the story behind the- trailblazing lawyer.- - with the help of the law, - attorney kimberly sweeney is- supporting the- black community of south- mississippi by advising clients- on financial awareness and- financial education.- attorney kimberly sweeney, law- office of kimberly s sweeney, - pllc: - "unfortunately the black community feels like they have- been left behind.

That they - don't have the resources or the- knowledge to actually get over- the hump in - order to own a home."

Sweeney went to jackson state - university then attended- mississippi college of law.

- while she's always wanted - to help others, sweeney didn't- always think law was the right- avenue to do that.- attorney kimberly sweeney, law- office of kimberly s sweeney, - pllc: "i thought lawyers were sort of- uptight, really serious all the- time, wearing the dark- colors.

And that's not me."

Instead, sweeney integrated her- outgoing personality and- style to become the kind of - lawyer she wanted to be-- - choosing to focus on being a- source of comfort for the - black community when they're- facing financial difficulties.- attorney kimberly sweeney, law- office of kimberly s sweeney, - pllc: "i think it's very important to- have a presence in the black- community of- somebody that looks like them,- that understands hey, look i- know you have to- work two jobs, you have three - kids that you have to provide - for, but you know - what?

There are other options.- you don't have to stretch your- dollars so much."

Sweeney's associate and best- friend gabrielle lewis- recognizes the positive affect- of being a part of a- minority-run- business.

- gabrielle lewis, debit relief - manager and certified credit- consultant: "of course we're relatable.

They see us as- 'oh okay they look like us.'- relatable, we can - connect with them.

They're able- to share information, their - story with us and feel- - - - comfortable about it."

Sweeney is currently traveling- between - pennsylvania and mississippi- while continuing to service - clients - in both her jackson and gulfpor- offices.- in gulfport, grace boyles, news- 25.

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