Kimberley Irene Egonmwan, Esq. is a Chicago-based Attorney and Activist who loves her community and serves it faithfully. She is a graduate of The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The John Marshall Law School.
As an Activist, she has consistently pushed for Criminal Justice Reform as a member of the Police Accountability Collaborative, calling for the US Department of Justice to investigate the Chicago Police Department, and to enter into a formal consent decree.
As the Award-winning Social Action Chairman of the National PanHellenic Council of Chicago, Kim has served on the front line of social justice progress, pushing for progress and reform in several key areas impacting the African-American Community including property tax relief (where she worked with Treasurer Pappas, Commissioner Richard Boykin, The Willie Wilson Foundation and the Westside Legal Clinic), increasing civic education and participation through standing-room only public forums, and she specializes in building the relationships and consensus necessary for passage of controversial policy.
She built her legal foundation by serving as Legal Counsel and Director of the Chicago Counsel for Retired Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, Jr.; as Assistant Commissioner and Legislative Director for O’Hare and Midway Airports under Former Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago; and as Chief Public Health Policy and Legislative Liaison for former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
She belongs to several Boards including the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Ravinia Associates Board.