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Mr. Medows is a man of his word, He is a straight shooter and does his job very well. I called up Mr. Medows... more
Brooklyn  James Hal Medows

James Medows

Brooklyn, NY Speeding & Traffic Ticket
Avvo rating 8.3
When i had my car Accident this office did a Great job at getting me the max and in a very timely fashion. I... more
Brooklyn  Scott Lawrence Wiss

Scott Wiss

Brooklyn, NY Personal Injury
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Brooklyn  Edgar Romano

Edgar Romano

Brooklyn, NY Workers Compensation
Avvo rating 10.0
Peter Lomtevas represented me for two(2) years on criminal charges.These criminal charges were in Brooklyn... more
Brooklyn  Peter Christopher Lomtevas

Peter Lomtevas

Brooklyn, NY Family
Avvo rating 8.5
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Brooklyn  Elliot Green

Elliot Green

Brooklyn, NY Family
Avvo rating 9.0
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Brooklyn  Maria Coffinas

Maria Coffinas

Brooklyn, NY Divorce & Separation
Avvo rating 7.7
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Brooklyn  Ilona Dzhamgarova

Ilona Dzhamgarova

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
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Brooklyn  Meredith A. Lusthaus

Meredith Lusthaus

Brooklyn, NY Divorce & Separation
Avvo rating 9.3

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practicing lawyers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a bastion of strong historical figures and abolitionists from the 19th century.

The history of Brooklyn as a diverse city began in 1790 where about 1/3 of the people in Kings County (which later became known as Brooklyn) were black slaves. By 1827, many of the slaves were freed and a recession a decade later allowed the former slaves to buy land. While Brooklyn was built on sugar, cotton, and tobacco, all principally supported by the slave business, the city has grown past this sordid past.

An exhibition on Brooklyn Abolitionists exists in the city and brings light to the efforts of influential abolitionists of the past. Elizabeth Gloucester, for one, was a black abolitionist who invested in real estate in Brooklyn and died one of the wealthiest women in the US.

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