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Brooklyn  Jessica Hargis

Jessica Hargis

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 7.9
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Brooklyn  Alfred Polizzotto III

Alfred Polizzotto

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 7.9
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Brooklyn  Joseph L. Indusi

Joseph Indusi

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 10.0
Mr. DeProspo represented me when I slipped and fell at the Westchester Galleria Mall. I badly sprained my... more
Brooklyn  John M. Deprospo

John Deprospo

Brooklyn, NY Personal Injury
Avvo rating 6.8
Very unprofessional, he asked me for $1,500 on entire case with the argument that I will not have to pay him... more
Brooklyn  David Evan Brookstone

David Brookstone

Brooklyn, NY Landlord / Tenant
Avvo rating 6.7
As a former client I feel like I should share my experience here as well after reading the two bad reviews,... more
Brooklyn  Samira Nikaein

Samira Nikaein

San Jose, CA Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 6.3
I would never recommend this lawyer for anyone dealing with child support as the non-custodial parent,... more
Brooklyn  Aaron Joseph Chapman

Aaron Chapman

Morristown, TN Family
Avvo rating 6.7
Accepted my retainer and payments for unfinished filings and very little work. He really ended up with 3... more
Brooklyn  Jeffery Mark Leving

Jeffery Leving

Chicago, IL Marriage / Prenuptials
Avvo rating 10.0

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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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