From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Reynolds, Sadiqa N.

(born: 1972) 

Sadiqa N. Reynolds, born in New York, was the first African American woman to clerk for the Kentucky Supreme Court, serving as the chief law clerk for Chief Justice Robert F. Stephens. 

Reynolds also had a private law practice for several years, and in January 2008, she was named inspector general with the Louisville Metro Government. Her duties included investigating complaints against nursing homes and state-run institutions.

In August 2009, Reynolds was sworn in as Jefferson County District Judge of the 30th Judicial District, Division 11. Her appointment was made by Governor Steve Beshear; she replaced Judge Matthew K. Eckert, who resigned.

In 2015, Sadiqua N. Reynolds was named president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League.

  Sadiqa Reynolds earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville and her law degree from the University of Kentucky. She a member of Delta Sigma Theta.

For more see B. Musgrave, "2 lawyers get Health Cabinet jobs, both have backgrounds in public health," Lexington Herald-Leader, 1/09/2008, City&Region section, p. D2; Sadiqa N. Reynolds in Who's Who in Black Louisville, Inaugural Edition, p. 123; and "Louisville Urban League names new president and CEO," a website.

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