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JEDCO supports opening of new startup woman-owned law firm

(KENNER, La) — The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) celebrated the ribbon cutting of a new startup law firm in Jefferson Parish on Wednesday. The Law Office of Lewis-Crawford, LLC, founded by attorney Jahida L. Lewis-Crawford, is an African-American, woman-owned business specializing in affordable, client-focused cases. The new company created four direct jobs in the community.

JEDCO played an important role in bringing this project to fruition.  The economic development organization financed nearly $290,000 of a $324,000 loan. The loan, which came out of the JEDCO Growth Fund (JEDgrow), covered startup costs including the purchase of equipment, supplies and furniture as well as operating expenses.

“Through our financing arm, we are able to provide entrepreneurs with the cash infusion needed to accomplish their business goals, achieve their visions for the future, and open their doors,” says JEDCO President & CEO Jerry Bologna. “We are happy to support Mrs. Lewis-Crawford in her efforts to serve the community through her knowledge and unique skill set. We are excited to be a long-term resource for The Law Offices of Lewis-Crawford and look forward to watching her firm grow and thrive in Jefferson Parish.”

Born and raised in Kenner, Lewis-Crawford founded her law office after many years of dreaming about owning her own practice. She has extensive experience in many facets of the legal system, and one day hopes to be federally appointed to the United States Federal Court. Built on the values of integrity, respect and professionalism, the Law Office of Lewis-Crawford will offer a complete range of legal services to local, state and national clients in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

“I am so excited to service a community that I was born and raised in,” says Lewis-Crawford. “Even more so, I am excited to be a voice for a community that is under-represented.”

The Law Office of Lewis-Crawford, LLC. is located on the first floor of 1506 Williams Blvd., Kenner LA 70062. The company will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 30th, from 9:00 am – noon.

About The Law Offices of Lewis-Crawford, LLC: The Law Office of Lewis-Crawford, LLC, is a client-focused law office that provides broad-based experience at an affordable fee that will not, in any way, put a hole in the pocket of its clients. The law office will offer a complete range of legal services to local, state, national, and multi-national clients and will ensure that they work hard to provide the legal services and counsel needed by clients to accomplish their goals and objectives. Services will cover areas such as: personal injury, workers’ compensation, family law, traffic tickets, criminal misdemeanors, felonies, expungements, notary, wills, successions, lease disputes, and any other related cases (i.e., social security/disability law). Learn more at