Bobbie Edmunds, Esq.

Retired Senior Judge L. Clifford Davis touched and inspired countless lives throughout America. Judge Davis challenged segregation laws in public school systems, fought for civil rights, and stood tall against discrimination in the workplace, housing, and public facilities. His efforts enhanced education and employment opportunities, academic excellence, and economic growth in marginalized communities.

Read along as Author Bobbie Edmunds, Esq. shares the life and accomplishments of the first African-American Judge in the resilient city of Fort Worth, Texas, the honorable and retired: Senior Judge L. Clifford Davis. This biography for children covers the birth of L. Clifford Davis, his journey into adulthood, his challenges during the Great Depression, his family values, and the education he acquired throughout his career.


From the cotton fields of Northern Louisiana to an inspired interior decorator, practicing attorney, mentor and associate judge for the City of Forest Hill, Texas, Bobbie Edmonds, inspires, motivates, andeducates her audiences inside and outside of the courtroom. She has been the leader of a legal aide corporation, adjunct professor at two universities, McNeese University, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, motivational speaker, and legal analyst on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Heaven 97AM and KKDA Soul 73. Bobbie earned her undergraduate degree in Interior Design at Southern University A & M in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and her law degree from Southern University School of Law. She is a frequent sought-after speaker on legal topics for lawyers, students, community groups and other organizations. A highlight in her career was being a featured speaker at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Book Pavilion in Washington, D.C. during the "Parent Call to Action" Literacy NOW! Her book, “The Legal Navigator" is an essential tool for parents and children to use in the school disciplinary process and was an engaging topic at the event.

She holds memberships, in the National Bar Association, Tarrant County Bar Association, and the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association. She is a former member of Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court-Fort Worth Chapter and also supports the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. Bobbie is a legal commentator on The Quad Review, with Wilmer Blacknall, and has hosted her own television show, “Legal Peek”. She is a reporter/guest columnist for the “LaVida News- The Black Voice” newspaper. Over the years, she has conducted free 90-minute Legal Peek Live seminars to educate the public on various topics of the law. Eclipse Magazine voted her as one of the dynamic lawyers in the metroplex.


I Want To Be Like Him: The Life and Accomplishments of a Remarkable Man: Award-Winning Retired Senior Judge L. Clifford Davis By Bobbie Edmonds, Marcus Branch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bobbie Edmonds, Marcus Branch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9798988157304
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Published: Bobbiejean Enterprises - September 8th, 2023