Our
Founder

Attorney Aigné Goldsby was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in nearby Reading, PA.  She attended Reading Senior High School and Bryn Mawr College before attending the University of Connecticut School of Law where she graduated in 2016.

Thus far in her legal practice, Attorney Goldsby has gained extensive experience in pretrial and trial proceedings.  She has taken and defended over two hundred depositions and completed four jury trials to verdict.  Attorney Goldsby’s clients have included insurance companies, healthcare providers, municipalities, product manufacturers, and school districts.

As the Founder of Black Esquire®, Attorney Goldsby is a law school coach and helps pre-law and law students achieve their lawyers dreams by using their value so they can leverage it into successful legal careers.  She started Black Esquire® in 2018 because she wanted to help increase diversity in the legal profession and was tired of seeing up and coming lawyers who looked like her struggle on their legal journeys. She is also a speaker and engages in diversity, equity and inclusion consulting.

Value is a major part of what Black Esquire teaches, so Attorney Goldsby came up with the Black Esquire  V.A.L.U.E. Method™ which stands for using your VOICE to ADVOCATE so others can LEARN and UNDERSTAND your EXCELLENCE. 

Attorney Goldsby is a past President of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association in Connecticut. She is also active in the Connecticut Bar Association as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity Director of the Young Lawyers Section. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Connecticut, Co-chair of the Town if Cromwell’s diversity and Inclusion Committee, and as a member of the Division of Criminal Justice Community Engagement Board.

Attorney Goldsby has also been recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a New Leader in the Law

 in 2018 and by the UConn Law Alumni Association with the Graduate of the Last Decade Impact Award in 2020.