Attorney Kree D. Filer (Courtesy Photo)

Attorney Kree D. Filer is announcing the opening of her private law practice effective February 1, 2021. The young lawyer says, “This has been my lifelong dream….to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and father! I look forward to having my own cases to work on and having my own clients to fight for. I also know that a private law practice is a business and respect the challenges and opportunities that will be presented in this endeavor.“

Attorney Filer attended undergraduate school at UC Santa Cruz, graduating in 2012 with a BA in Women’s Studies. She attended Loyola Law School where she received her JD Degree in 2016. She immediately started her legal career as an associate attorney in her cousin’s law office, Filer | Palmer, LLP located in Long Beach. The last year and a half she has worked as a staff attorney with the non-profit legal agency, The Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers (LADL), where she handled complex dependency matters at the Edelman Children’s Courthouse. Attorney Filer is grateful for those work experiences and feels she is ready to “branch out on my own!”

Attorney Filer is proud to say that she is one of a long line of “Filer lawyers.” Her grandfather was Maxcy D. Filer, a very well-known civil rights activist and former member of the Compton City Council. Maxcy Filer’s name is etched in the legal history books for his perseverance, to wit, he took the California Bar Exam for 24 years straight before finally passing on his 48th attempt. “My Grandpa’s determination reminds me that we should never give up on our dreams!” Her dad is Judge Kelvin D. Filer who presides over criminal cases in the Compton Courthouse. He had his private practice in Compton before ascending to the bench. Kree says, “my father – to this day – still talks about how much fun he had trying serious felony cases in court!” Kree’s uncle is Anthony S. Filer, Sr., who is the Supervising Attorney for Community Legal Aid SoCal which is the local legal aid office serving Norwalk/Compton. Kree says that her Uncle Anthony constantly reminds her “the importance of giving back and using our platform to help those who otherwise could not afford legal services.”

As referenced earlier, Kree has one cousin, Lance M. Filer, who maintains a private law practice in Long Beach. It is with the utmost pride that she adds she has another cousin, Anthony S. Filer, Jr. aka Tony, who recently passed the California Bar Exam and has joined the ranks as an attorney! Kree says she gets teased because she is the only female – so far – of the group.

The young attorney says her she will have a general private practice with a focus on criminal defense, dependency cases and civil litigation. “I l know that I love the theater of the courtroom and I am not afraid to take on legal challenges. I am committed to providing the best legal representation on behalf of all of my clients. I particularly want to help those who are most in need and, in that way, make a positive contribution to our community.”