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Meet Kamilah Jolly of Jolly Esquire, PLLC

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kamilah Jolly.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
When I was younger, I wanted to be an attorney. As I grew older, I strayed away from the desire to be an attorney and worked towards being a pharmacist. In middle and high school I wasn’t allowed to work. According to my parents being a student was my job. Even though I didn’t have a job, I had a lot of friends who sold things and they would ask for my advice. They would do the things I suggested and they would make more money. Sometimes I would suggest businesses for people, they would do it and make more money. I knew when I got older I was going to own my own business or several.

While I was in college, I had to take all these science pharmacy based classes and I hated it. Like I HATED IT! So, I switched my major to elementary education. I loved working with children, but my student teaching taught me that teachers are responsible for entirely too much for too little pay. That Christmas break I decided to pursue law school. My parents even found a video of me saying that I was going to be a lawyer. That helped to affirm my decision. I researched schools in Florida and saw that Florida A&M University(FAMU) had just reestablished their law school in Orlando. The original FAMU law school was taken away and given to Florida State.

At the time, if you were a current FAMU student and you applied to the law school, your application fee was waived. I signed up for the LSAT but I didn’t study for it. I couldn’t spare the time to. I had to pass the state licensure exam in order to graduate from College. With the education certification exam, the week after the LSAT. I reasoned my LSAT score wouldn’t matter if I wasn’t a college graduate. So I took both tests, got a 149 on the LSAT’s and I passed my elementary education certification exam. I only applied to FAMUs Law school and said “If I was meant to be a lawyer. I would get in.” Well, I got in. So not only did I know I was going to be an entrepreneur, I knew I was going to be a lawyer too.

While working as an attorney the opportunity presented itself for me to start my own law firm, so I did.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Of course, there have been struggles, If anyone tells you that they haven’t experienced struggles an entrepreneur then they are lying. There is nothing easy about being an entrepreneur. The biggest struggle for me is and will always be remembering that I have everything inside of me that I need to be a great entrepreneur. I just to need to remember that and act on my instincts.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I own a law firm Jolly Esquire PLLC. I focus on helping entrepreneurs create their businesses, build their profits and protect their wealth. I do that by helping people file their business registration with the state, creating and reviewing contracts, filing their intellectual property, trademarks, and copyrights, and helping them with ongoing legal advise. I am most proud that my company helps to create long-lasting wealth for families. I try to be as Jolly as possible, or more “Jolly” than any other attorney.

What were you like growing up?
I’ve always read a lot. I am fascinated with anything in the Marvel Universe. I am a very straight shooter and I love to laugh. I love comedy and I loooooooooooovve to laugh.

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