Welcome to Lawyer BAE!
This legal platform and network through Business and Entrepreneurship (BAE) highlights stylish and appealing young law students and attorneys worldwide and provides volunteer service, networking and mentoring opportunities for those entering or aspiring to enter the legal profession.
Attorney Jessica Tehlirian who conceived the idea with her viral personal #LawyerBae brand on Instagram developed the idea with entertainment attorney and television producer Jehan “J.” Carter. They both shared the similar sentiment and experience that as young, attractive, black female attorneys they were not always taken as seriously by their more traditional legal counterparts. Both attorneys wanted to create a platform where aspiring attorneys could be both celebrated and empowered with the tools they needed to enter law school and have sustaining legal careers especially those from underrepresented communities such as minorities, immigrants, single mothers and LGBTQ.
“I wanted to debunk the idea that if you look a certain way you are not capable of being an attorney."
“In this social media age, being a model, rapper, singer or reality star seems to be what is only celebrated. I want to show the younger generation it’s also still cool to have a traditional career like a lawyer and make a meaningful impact on the world and still look good while doing it.”
All my life I felt like I had to choose between being a professional and being beautiful. I feared that if I allowed my outer beauty to be exposed people would not take me seriously as a lawyer. I will soon be in practice for four years and at this stage in my career I have come to accept both sides of myself. I created this website to showcase other attorneys that are not only outwardly attractive, but that are full of substance as well. I wanted to debunk the idea that if you look a certain way you are not capable of being an attorney. My hope for this website is that it will help remove some of these stereotypes.
MORE ABOUT ME
Name: Jessica Tehlirian
Social Media: @JESSICA_ESQUIRE
Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury
Previous Employment: Prosecutor
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts
Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor & Business Law Certificate
Florida State University College of Business, Master of Business Administration (Expected Graduation ’19)
Professional Style: Janelle Monae meets Annalise Keating
Personal Style: Dresses, dresses and a side of more dresses
Favorite Designer: H&M
Favorite Role Model: Napoleon Hill
Favorite Law school course: Business Taxation
If I wasn’t a lawyer I would be: Beyoncé but if that was taken a doctor
Proudest Moment: Starting my blog
Fun Fact: I was a licensed attorney before my 25th birthday.
Favorite Quote: "Whether you believe you can or you can't either way you are right."
J. CARTER ESQ.
I consider myself the Bae behind the "Lawyer Bae"! I met Jessica through a production I was working on. What drew me to her was that she was not afraid to show off her great looks and style while emphasizing how much substance she had. With the invention of social media, it appears people (especially women) are only glorified and promoted in society solely based on looks or what relationships they are in. My goal in joining Jessica to launch Lawyer BAE was to show the world that looks are great but having an education and goals are even better! We hope this website will support and promote other stylish attractive legal professionals that are committed to business and entrepreneurship!
MORE ABOUT ME
Name: J. Carter
Social Media: @JCARTERESQ
Profession: Entertainment Attorney, Entrepreneur and Television Producer
Areas of Practice: Entertainment Law, Business Law, Estate Law
Previous Employment: Law Professor
University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Spanish)
New York Law School, Juris Doctor & Patent Law Certificate
Professional Style: Scandal's Olivia Pope
Personal Style: RHOH Trina Shaw (shorts, dresses, skirts, jeans, blazers, heels)
Favorite Designer: Csriano, Alexander Wang,Valentino, Dior, DVF, Carolina Hererra, Cavalli, House of CB (Ok I'm going to stop lol...too many to name!)
Favorite Role Model: Michelle Obama and Claire Huxtable
Favorite Law school course: Contracts
If I wasn’t a lawyer I would be: A Queen or Princess of a Country (I'm bossy and I love the royalty life!)
Proudest Moment: Swearing in for my law license in front of my father
Hobbies: Shopping, Spa Treatments, Fine Dining, Traveling, Museums, Writing, Meditating
Fun Fact: My first name "Jehan" means "The Whole World":)
Favorite Quote: "To thine own self be true." ~Hamlet