Attorney Kamilah Jolly was born in Jamaica and raised in Miami, Florida. By the time of her high school graduation, Jolly had completed over 1,000 hours of community service. Jolly attended Miami Norland Senior High School where her class load consisted of Honors and Advanced placement courses. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her high school class. In the spring of 2004, Jolly graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education and received her certificate to teach kindergarten through sixth grade. Jolly pursued her legal education and graduated from Florida A&M University, College of Law in 2007.
In November of 2008, Jolly opened Jolly Esquire, PLLC. Jolly Esquire, PLLC provides legal and consulting services in the areas of Business, Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Copyrights, and Simple Estate Plans. Jolly has assisted over 150+ aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs by helping them to achieve a fresh financial start. Jolly has served as the Founding President of the FAMU College of Law Alumni Alliance, which is the governing body of the FAMU College of Law Alumni. She was also the Alumni Advisor for the Gwendolyn S. Cherry chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. Jolly has also assisted with the administrative duties to the reestablish the Bankruptcy Clinical Externship at FAMU College of Law. In May 2017, Jolly was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Extraordinary Service to Florida A&M University College of Law.