Raimey, Mabel Watson
1898 - 1986

Alias: Mabel Watson
Born: 1898
Died: 1986
Ethnicity: African American/Black
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Will & Estates
Business matters
Regions and States of Practice:
WI, Midwest
Legal Education:
Marquette University Law School
Other Education:
B.A., University of Wisconsin in Madison
Positions During Her Career:
Legal secretary
Private practitioner with another attorney, which eventually developed into a solo practice
May have been the first African American woman to have graduated from the University of Wisconsin
African American woman known to have attended law school in Wisconsin
African American woman admitted to the Wisconsin bar

Further Research Materials

Smith, J. Clay (John Clay), Emancipation : The Making of the Black Lawyer, 1844-1944. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press (1993)
Pioneers in the Law: The First 150 Women. State Bar of Wisconsin (1998), Describes the hardships and recognizes the efforts of the first 150 women lawyers admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin, 1879-1943.