From Jamaica to Phoenix: Sheree Wright’s Journey to Break Legal Barriers and Champion Equality

Sheree Wright is an ambitious and driven immigrant hailing from the beautiful island of Jamaica, who has been leaving an indelible mark on the legal field with her exceptional work as the illustrious founder of IBF Law Group, situated in the heart of downtown Phoenix. 

As a trailblazer in her family, being the very first to set foot on American college grounds and embark on a journey towards a prestigious law degree, Sheree’s awe-inspiring path has been profoundly influenced by the myriad of experiences she has encountered, fueling her unwavering determination to champion the rights of those who have long been silenced and marginalized.

Sheree’s formative years in Skokie, a suburban town in Illinois, followed by her later relocation to Highland Park, provided her with a firsthand encounter with the stark and relentless nature of racial discrimination. 

The shocking incident that is forever carved in her memory was the public assassination of Ricky Byrdsong, the father of one of her classmates, at the hands of a white nationalist back in 1999. 

This tragic event had a profound and lasting impact on Sheree, shaping her perspective and promoting a broad-minded outlook from an early stage of her life. These deeply affecting encounters served as a mine for her relentless determination to tirelessly advocate for justice and foster equality in all spheres of society.

During her undergraduate years at DePaul University in Chicago, Sheree worked as an investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). “My main focus there was to investigate cases that involved employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, or disabilities in Fortune 500 companies.” Sheree comments.

Through her work at the EEOC, Sheree felt a calling to be a “voice” for the voiceless and a “power” for the powerless. Although Sheree had to leave Chicago and the EEOC to attend law school in Arizona, her desire to promote equality did not waver. While studying law, she co-founded The Wright Way Foundation.

The foundation seeks to reduce poverty and homelessness while generating and providing educational resources necessary to support youths, families, groups, and educators in Jamaica.” Sheree expresses.

Through charitable projects and collaborations with local orphanages and educational institutions, The Wright Way Foundation contributes significantly to civil society in Jamaica.

In addition to her tireless efforts in advancing equality through her nonprofit work, Sheree has also wholeheartedly embraced the cause of civic engagement by joining Mi Familia Vota, a prominent national organization dedicated to fostering a more inclusive and participatory society. In her capacity as a dedicated volunteer, she goes above and beyond to actively advocate for social and economic justice, exemplifying her unwavering commitment. 

Sheree’s contributions include organizing and leading impactful citizenship workshops, skillfully facilitating voter registration initiatives, and passionately encouraging individuals to exercise their right to vote, thereby empowering communities to shape the future they desire.

After successfully completing her rigorous legal education in the year 2019, Sheree obtained her well-deserved license to practice law in the states of New Mexico and Arizona. Acutely aware of the deeply entrenched systemic racism that permeates the legal landscape in Arizona, she took the bold step of establishing IBF Law Group, PLLC, an esteemed law firm renowned for its unwavering commitment to aiding marginalized communities in navigating the complex intricacies of the legal system. 

With a persistent dedication to social justice, Sheree’s firm diligently champions the rights of minorities, offering them comprehensive legal support and expert guidance to ensure equitable outcomes in their legal battles.

Sheree is determined to tackle and confront the pressing issue of inadequate representation and limited diversity within Arizona’s court system, recognizing that this critical matter poses a significant obstacle to the system’s capacity to administer equitable and unbiased justice.

Arizona’s judges are disproportionately white and male, which undoubtedly, threatens the court’s ability to deliver fair and impartial justice.” Sheree states.

Join Sheree Wright in the fight for equitable justice and representation! Stand up against systemic discrimination and limited diversity within Arizona’s court system. Take action now and be a catalyst for positive change.