LaToya R.A. James

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LaToya James, Esq. is a certified matrimonial, family, and child custody and visitation mediator and former Senior Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney. Her motto is “competent counsel inspires informed decisions.” 

While working in the district attorney’s office, LaToya became known as an aggressive yet compassionate prosecutor. This showed her how prosecutors investigate and evaluate cases and what trial strategies they use. LaToya has the knowledge and experience needed to dismantle their theories and secure favorable results for clients in criminal cases.

As an assistant district attorney, LaToya prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases from arraignment through trial. She ended her career there in the Major Crime Bureau, handling crimes such as:

  • Robberies
  • Assaults
  • Sex crimes
  • Vehicular crimes

She was also the designated prosecutor in the Integrated Domestic Violence part of the Supreme Court and Suffolk County Felony Youth Part.

LaToya has years of experience and is well respected by colleagues, adversaries, and judges as a champion for victims of domestic violence. She is a consulting attorney for Long Island Against Domestic Violence, an organization empowering victims and survivors of domestic abuse. This partnership ensures our clients have access to:

  • Emergency shelter
  • Counseling
  • Vocational training
  • Educational resources

As a zealous advocate for her clients, LaToya has shown an unwavering commitment to justice. Due to this, she has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New York by the National Trial Lawyers Association and one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Awards & Certifications

Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Matrimonial, Family, Child Custody, Visitation
New York State

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