“The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”
Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey
"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against."
Our firm was established to provide zealous legal advocacy to the communities who need it most. We seek to influence meaningful social change by using the law as a means to do so. Ultimately, we desire the following:
Constitutional protections that are respected and enforced without discriminatory application.
Educational opportunities that provide nuanced plans for students with special needs, the elimination of discriminatory punishment and a militarized school environment.
Right to Work. Employment in a place that pays equal pay for equal work, without discriminatory influence.
Safe, Affordable Housing for tenants.
Ms. Angelik Edmonds
Ms. Edmonds represents individuals in civil rights actions. She has experience in Title VII (employment discrimination), Eighth Amendment (conditions of confinement), and Fourth Amendment (police excessive force) cases. Prior to working in a plaintiff's civil rights firm, Ms. Edmonds clerked in the Northern District of Georgia, United States Bankruptcy Court. She has also worked with domestic violence survivors (Temporary Protective Orders), tenants (eviction defense), and employees (Fair Labor Standards Act). Ms. Edmonds has obtained thousands of dollars on behalf of her clients. She prides herself on building meaningful, working relationships with her clients grounded in intersectional lawyering, no-nonsense counsel, alongside an empathetic touch.
UCLA School of Law, J.D., Critical Race Theory Specialization
Winston-Salem State University, B.A. Communications: Journalism
Georgia Bar, Young Lawyers Division (Inclusion in the Profession Committee, Women in the Profession Committee, Community Service Projects Committee)
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Gate City Bar Association
National Lawyers Guild: Anti-Racism, Mass Incarceration, Housing, and Prisoner's Rights Committees
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
Northern District of Georgia
Middle District of Georgia
Southern District of Georgia
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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Accessibility via Flexible Hours. Edmonds Law Office of Civil Rights values providing meaningful access to people with different work and family schedules. To that end, Edmonds Law Office has non-standard work hours on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays. Legal services are also available outside the posted business hours by appointment.
Accessibility via plain language. Instead of legalese, our firm uses plain language to explain strategy, legal documents, and the scope of our representation.
Accessibility via Billing. Our firm uses new age billing methods to include: flat rate services, sliding scale hourly services, contingency-based fee agreements, and combination billing.