Picture a mix between the First 48 and a reality show. New upcoming WE tv show, Sisters in Law, will be giving you just that—all in one. This new series debuting on March 24th will document the life of six leading women’s journey through the law system, all working towards one purpose—change. And Vivian King, the matriarch of the group, is all about helping bring their story to light.
“It’s a real look at how lady lawyers balance the pressure of being trial lawyers with our families and social lives,” mentions King.
King now a successful lawyer in Houston, Texas, has come a long way from her banking career and thanks her castmate Juanita Jackson for the overall concept and vision behind the series. Viewers will not only get a glimpse of their careers and lives but the show is also set to empower other women tuning in.
“It [the series] will show you that if we can succeed with the odds against us, then other women can succeed at their chosen professions.”
King has always been determined to make a difference within her male-dominated field. Her upbringing has led her to become the women she is today as she overcame an unbearable past.
“I was horribly mistreated as a child. When I left the DA’s office I became a criminal defense lawyer. I saw how so many people were innocent and no one was fighting for them just like few people fought for me,” says King. I wanted to be that person to fight for them. I never thought about the male dominance. I only thought about saving falsely accused persons and making the punishment fit the crime.”
With King being so strong and empowering it only made sense she inspire other women within her circle. The title of matriarch was given to her as she continued to help and influence the other leading ladies.
“I helped them prepare their cases when they were new criminal defense lawyers. I taught them how to prepare cases, research and apply case law, deal with difficult judges, having confidence in the courtroom, and catching the government when they cheat. I taught them how to win!”
With winning comes a title. As King became the second Black female to be on the board of certified criminal law in Texas, she continues to motivate herself with the help of her clients and the passion that comes with her job. Her work and impact in the community hasn’t gone unnoticed and wants her clients to understand that someone within the system does care about them.
This leading attorney is on a mission to finding justice within the law system. And with the help of her sisters they will set the truth within their reality.
Written by Jennifer Joseph