Bio: Kalinthia Dillard

Kalinthia Dillard Esq. ~ Co-Founder

General Counsel to the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General

EmpowHER Area of Interest: Political Empowerment

Ms. Dillard has practiced law for more than seventeen years in both the private and public sectors. After graduating from Florida State University College of Law (Cum Laude) in 1998, she relocated to Palm Beach County, Florida in order to clerk at the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Thereafter, she practiced civil litigation for both a small and a large private law firm. She eventually left private practice to work in the public sector. While employed with the School District of Palm Beach County, she represented the 11th largest school district in the continental US on wide range of issues before state and federal trial and appellate courts and the division of administrative hearings. She is currently General Counsel to the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General. Ms. Dillard balances her time between her profession, raising her daughter, and various professional, community, and civic organizations.

She is currently the Vice President of the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and member of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the YWCA of Palm Beach County, the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, and the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. Additionally, she is past president of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association; past First-Vice President of the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Diamond Life Member); former Chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Law Related Education Committee (2 terms) and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion; and former Chair of The Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee for the 15th Judicial Circuit- Division A and the Education Law Committee. She is a member of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Class of 2016.

Philosophy/Mission Statement: Hard work and determination are the keys to success.

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