Neena R. Speer

Attorney at Law

Lawyer | Author | Speaker | Truth

 Neena R. Speer is an attorney, author, speaker, and truth dealer. She has a solo law firm called the Neena R. Speer Law Firm LLC. She is a Founder and Executive Director of her mentoring nonprofit focused on continuous mentorship for all students at all levels K-12 & college, Step 1-2-3 Mentor for Life Initiative that she started her 3L year of law school. Lastly, she is a five-time published author with her most recent book is a republished Kindle version of Dear Future Lawyer: An Intimate Survival Guide for the Female Minority Law Student which hit #1 in two different categories in November 2020 earning her the title of Amazon Bestseller. Her passion since she was in eighth grade was to be a criminal defense attorney in her hometown where she grew up: Birmingham, AL. She is living out that dream and speaking for countless organizations including the University of Alabama School of Law, the YMCA, the Black Girl Project, the National HBCU Pre-Law Summit, Black Pre-Law Conference, Northern Illinois University Law School, various other organizations, and her upcoming TedxYouth Davenport Talk entitled “Diversity Redefined” March 2021. She speaks about her experiences as a law student, a black minority in the law field, and her journey past failing her first bar exam. She specializes in Trademarks, Copyrights, Business Formation, Contracts Drafting/Review, Criminal Defense, and Family Law.

Featured Publications

Articles

Features of Neena

  • Black Esquire LLC Blog 
  • Pigmented | Blog
  • JD and Grace For the Grind Mastermide Live Event/Article
  • Birmingham Times
  • @Squire Magazine
  • Legally Melanated Blog
  • VoyageATL
  • Black Women Allowed Black History Month Article
  • Incline Magazine
  • National HBCU Pre-Law Summit and Fair
  • Women in Publishing Summit
  • SRBLSA Academic Retreat
  • The Black Girl Project, Workshop Leadership
  • Charles A. Brown Elementary, Career Day
  • Wilkerson Middle School, Growing Kings Speaker
  • Ephesus Academy, The Hate You Give Panel
  • Wenonah High School
  • Hale County College and Career Academy
  • UA Law Diversity Summer Institute
  • Northern Illinois Law College of Law
  • Birmingham School of Law, Celebrity Juror for Law Day
  • Shades Valley YMCA
  • Author’s Circle Podcast
  • Goonsquad Podcast
  • AFROLAWTINA Podcast
  • You Are a Lawyer Podcast
  • Networking for Law Students Talk and Article
  • V94.9 FM
  • Good Morning Alabama
  • Alabama in Black On Uplift TV
  • Author Spotlight on Alabama Cable Network

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