The search for a lawyer in traumatic circumstances can often be a difficult decision. One Atlanta-based law firm has continued to address the plight of the community and has been recognized for its actions. The Davis Bozeman Law Firm was recently recognized for its actions by the African Community Centers for Unity and Self-Determination Inc. The firm received the inaugural ACCUSD Functional Unity Award for “outstanding service to the community and for providing a positive example to the youth.”
The firm has provided internships and scholarships in an effort to aid in community building. To further expand this objective, the founding partners took a rare step of commitment by establishing a community affairs division, led by business professional and community activist, Anana Harris Parris.
The Davis Bozeman Law Firm has had three cases in 2015 involving police misconduct that resulted in indictments this year. In the “Baby Bou Bou” case, former Habersham County Deputy Nikki Autry; in the Bernard Moore case with former city of Atlanta officer Christopher Blaise; and in the Dhoruba Bin Wahad case with former Clayton County police officer Ryan Hall, and in each case, the officer was indicted Currently, the firm has been retained to represent the family of hit-and-run victim Amber Harding.
Attorneys Robert Bozeman and Mawuli Davis issued the following statements regarding the award:
“The consistent legal pressure and cooperation with community activist based organizations has truly aided in securing the justice our clients deserve. From our legal representation, to educational youth gatherings and an active internship program, we strive to balance legally protecting the community with uplifting our next generation of community leaders.” – Attorney Robert Bozeman, managing partner
“We are grateful for this award and acknowledgement because quite often the story of functional unity between our communities and legal institutions are rarely told. It is on the shoulders of past legal warriors and activists like attorney Chokwe Lumumba and founding ACCUSD member Njere Alganee, who coined the phrase ‘functional unity’, that we stand. In their honor, we see a duty to continue to work together as a unified force against injustice. We take our community and legal work very personally and are honored that the community considers us worthy of this award.” – Mawuli Davis, partner