Kent Starr & Eliot Shavin

The Dynamic Legal Duo Of Kent Starr and Eliot Shavin

These attorneys were very familiar with the hard work that Black Citizens for Justice Law and Order had always exemplified in the Dallas Community. Many times BCJLO had referred BCJLO members to these two attorneys, along with a few others, however Kent Starr and Eliot Shavin just seem to be willing to fight for the UNDERDOG more often than most attorneys that BCJLO was associated with.

In 2003 when the City Officials of Athens, Texas and Congressman Pete Sessions decided to attack BCJLO (BCJLO was given information by some of the Negro Citizens of Athens and that information was passed onto Congressman Sessions) see news article related. At one Point Congressman Sessions even told the Director of BCJLO that she could be handcuffed, arrested and taken to jail etc. When this legal attack persisted against BCJLO, these two attorneys knew that they must step-up to the plate and get into the civil rights fight for their career.

In June of 2006 Shavin and Starr represented BCJLO valiantly in the courts of Henderson County, Athens, Texas. BCJLO lost which was no SURPRISE! The jury was all White and they took a very short time to deliberate. Since June of 2006 Shavin and Starr have added another attorney to their team.

(keep checking our website for an up-date on this trial.) The assassination of a grass roots civil rights organization.

Complaints filed w/ BCJLO in the past:

  • Old Caste Glass Co. (Ft. Worth)
  • Albertson’s Stores *
  • Mrs. Baird’s Bakery*
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Dart*
  • EEOC** (equal employment opportunity commission)
  • Federal Judges/ Federal Bldg.**
  • Lomas Mortgage*
  • Haliburton
  • HLC
  • SMU*
  • S&P
  • The Thompson Co. (Ft. Worth)

** ongoing issues
* places that were picketed more than six(6) months

Complaints filed w/ BCJLO recently, current & ongoing:

  • AT&T
  • City of Dallas
  • City of Flower Mound
  • Dallas ISD
  • General Motors (GM)
  • Kone (elevator company)
  • Lattimore Materials Co. (McKinney, TX)
  • Paris- Lamar County Health Dept.
  • Town of Little Elm
  • Santander Consumer USA (formerly Drive Financial)
  • Sepracor, Inc.
  • Williams Chicken

(This is only a partial list of the number of complaints we receive, many are referred to the EEOC, Justice Dept. and or attorneys)

The Fight for Civil Rights & Racial Justice in Dallas

At Black Citizens for Justice Law & Order, our motto is to “face reality or waste away in civil slavery.” The need for racial justice will never go away. Contact us today to find out how you can be more involved, or call our race abuse hotline and we can lend support and more.