Meet Kendra D. Spearman, Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer

Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer Kendra Spearman

The decision to enter the practice of law was simple for me. As soon as I came to understand the racial disparities that exist in society, from public education funding to the criminal justice system, I knew I had to do something about it. I also firmly believe that every human being deserves compassion and equal access to justice. For these reasons, I am now a dedicated civil rights lawyer serving clients across Chicago.  I welcome you to view my services page to learn more.

Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer

Fields of Expertise

Why Choose Me as Your Civil Rights Lawyer?

You have a choice in who you hire to represent you in your civil rights matter. To help you in making your choice, here are a few values I bring that are somewhat unique in the legal field.


When you choose to hire me, you will gain a strong advocate. But you will also gain a friend—someone who cares about the outcome of your case and your future as much as you do.


By taking on your case, I am dedicating myself to you completely. I will put all of my resources and skills to work in seeking the best resolution possible.


My background in faith and experience as a preacher ensure I am service-oriented. I strive every day to help others, seeking to identify, anticipate and then meet the needs of those around me.

Exceptional Trial Skills at the Ready

Spearman Law

In law school, I was a member of an award-winning trial team that was, at the time, ranked third in the nation. Now I use those award-winning skills in courtrooms across Chicago for clients involved in civil rights matters.

Additionally, I care about our youth and want to help shape and train the next generation of lawyers, and other civil servants. Through my innovative Junior Advocacy Program, I show high school students how to be more civically engaged, including working with them to produce a mock trial. This gives students the confidence they need to pursue their dreams while keeping them off the streets. You can read more about the program here.

Kendra Spearman

Civil Rights Attorney

Bar Admissions

Illinois state and federal courts


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL
J.D. Award-Winning Trial Team
(ranked #3 in the nation)

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 
Summa cum Laude

DePaul University, Chicago, IL 
Masters of Public Administration

Northern Seminary, Lisle, IL 
Masters of Christian Ministry

Professional Associations

Cook County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Chicago-Kent College of Law