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Latoya Roberta-Angela James

Family Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

5.0   135 reviews

also known as LaToya James

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Latoya

Learn Latoya’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    90%
    Domestic Violence, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Orders of Protection, Abuse and Neglect, Father's Rights, Grand-Parents Rights

    18 years, 7,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Drug Offences, DWI/DUI, Juvenile Offenders

    18 years, 3,500 cases

The James Firm, PLLC is a full service law practice specializing in Family Law, Criminal Law and Matrimonial matters. LaToya James is dedicated to providing her clients with competent legal counsel and representation in Criminal, Family and Supreme Court. Ms. James represents clients who are accused of committing crimes or who are litigating child custody, child support, orders of protection, paternity, neglect and abuse matters. Clients come to The James Firm during the most difficult times in their lives. Our mission is to use our many years of experience in the court system to inspire informed decisions and get results. If you are seeking a trustworthy and unbelievably relentless advocate, look no further than LaToya James.

  

If you or a loved one is in need of legal counsel contact The James Firm, PLLC today.

Location

The James Firm, PLLC
150 Motor Parkway
Suite 401
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

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Reviews

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Posted by SUSAN | January 25, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Phone Consultation
Although we live outside New York, we needed an opinion from an attorney familiar with NY laws. The rising stars of the NY legal profession referred us to Ms. James. She was diligent in contacting us (probably spent more time playing phone tag than the actual conversation), and quickly grasped the issues and circumstances of our situation. She was clear, efficient, matter-of-fact, and put our minds to rest in a 20-minute conversation that was grounded in common sense and logic. She will be our go-to for future family law issues in the state of New York.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you so much.
Thank you for all your assistance. You were very professional, but caring at the same time I owe you for saving my daughter myself.
Posted by Edwin | November 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I contacted Latoya due to an unfortunate situation and when first speaking with her she was very understanding and informative. I hired her and went through the motions of court. She was there every step of the way and if I ever had any questions or concerns she was quick to respond. She is extremely knowledgeable of the court system and it's process and was able to get me the best possible outcome in the cases I had.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience during a difficult period.
Latoya James was referred to me and came with excellent recommendations, I quickly could see why…she didn’t disappoint. Quick to respond and clearly explained what I should expect in family court. Her knowledge of legal issues, regulations, analysis, and interpretation of the law was very thorough and can put any client at ease. Latoya is compassionate and easy to speak with and fights for her clients rights. My experience was outstanding and the outcome was successful.
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Posted by Samantha | September 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Deciding to hire Latoya James as my attorney was the best Decision I have made. She truely cares about her clients. She was extremely knowledgeable about what was needed to help my case, and was there with me every step of the way. Not only did she know exactly what we needed to do but was able to explain it to me in a way I would fully understand. It's clear in how hard she works and the passion she puts into her cases that Ms. James cares about each and every client and will do whatever she can to help them through their difficult times. I highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Kathleen | September 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Latoya James - An angel in disguise
I was married for 32 years when my husband confessed to my children and I he was a heroin addict. After 3 years of rehab, he died of an overdose. After his death I made a very poor choices. I got involved with a man that I thought could bring happiness back into my life. Without going into details, he brought quite the opposite. After police involvement and speaking to LI Against Domestic Abuse I was referred to Ms James. I am so thankful she took my case. Her calm, but strong attitude kept me grounded. She talked to me about my options, giving advice when I asked and answered my questions at all times of the day/night (even when I asked the same question over and over again.) Today we resolved the issue that has been haunting me for a long, long time. I am very happy with the outcome of the proceedings. I could not have done this without Ms James. Her bright smile and hug after today’s proceedings told me I was safe to move on. I can not than her enough.
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Posted by Heather | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eternally grateful for my conversation with this guardian angel
I felt like I was talking to my mothers best friend of 30 years. If you want no BS with compassion and someone on your side; Call her!!! Intelligent, thoughtful and no holds barred. In a situation where you have dealt with Domestic Violence brain is foggy from the trauma that you’ve endured; you need Latoya!!!
Posted by Shari | July 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable attorney
This was my second matter with attorney James representing and as before, this new matter was handled in an extremely professional manner. Ms. James took our matter, reviewed the documents she requested, appeared in court and had our issue settled in an extremely favorable and expeditious manner. Her immense knowledge of the law and her ability to see all scenarios and possible outcomes made being in court a much less stressful experience. Ms. James was attentive to all our concerns and explained everything in a way that was easy to comprehend. I would recommend Ms. James to anyone in need of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney for any type of Family Court actions.
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Posted by Deanna | July 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing professional experience!!
I have had a wonderful experience with Latoya. She is extremely knowledgeable, organized, professional and she is truly there to help you. I am extremely lucky I had her on my side at court. Thank you so much!!!!!
Posted by Donna | June 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will always feel like her only client and number one priority
I have retained LaToya James multiple times for custody petitions, child support, violations, motions and modifications and NEVER lost. When you retain Latoya you hire a well-known, highly respected attorney. She does not make false promises or mislead you. She is well versed in the law. She will educate you and explain the law to you while presenting your legal options. Calls, texts and emails are promptly returned. She listens to you and is compassionate. Latoya is strategic in her methods, preparing what your future may hold with your case. She placed ONE simple sentence in my stipulation, which has prevented further litigation. In the court she is assertive and aggressive and a force to be reckoned with. Should you need to go to trial you will be prepared and confident about the proceedings. Latoya is a highly sought attorney. You will always feel like her only client and number one priority. Retaining Latoya James is an investment to have things done correct the first time, saving you time, money and provides peace for your future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Rock Star in Court
Latoya represented a family member and she was a rock star In family court. She is the attorney you want on your side. She will fight for you until she achieves your goals. If we ever needed a family court attorney again, we wouldn’t hesitate to hire Latoya James.
Posted by Robert | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A league of her own
I hired Latoya to represent me in family court for an complex custody case of my two beautiful children. She was introduced to me through a referral and far exceeded what I envisioned could be the best case scenario. Her value is truly priceless. Between her experience, knowledge and approach to the way she conducted business it is incomparable. A few years ago I hired a different local family attorney I found online with good reviews for a separate situation and talk about apples and oranges. The firm I hired a few years ago I don’t want to say was bad, just didn’t have that let’s say, fire like Mrs. James’s firm has. She gets the job done and is truly a diamond in the rough. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of results and someone who truly cares. Thanks again
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Posted by Mandi | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in the business!
Latoya is amazing! Not only is she a force to be reckoned with in the court room, but outside when she is talking with you, advising you, giving you your options she is the most caring person. She gives it to you straight, doesn’t sugar coat it and is honest as they come. You are never left wondering and she answers every single question you have. She truly makes you feel like a friend and her only client. Do yourself a huge favor and call her, you won’t regret the decision. She will fight for you until the end.
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Posted by Jessica | June 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Latoya James
Latoya James is compassionate, understanding, strong and truly and advocate for what is best for you. I hired her to represent me for my Family Court Stay Away Order of Protection. A situation that is incredibly scary and overwhelming, she took away all of my fear and gave me a sense of strength. She touched my heart in the court room when she pushed her body against mine and held my hand when I was shaking in fear. Something that I needed but didn’t know how to ask for. Her strength and words of encouragement is something that you wouldn’t get from anyone. There are not enough amazing things I could say about her and I am beyond blessed that I had the opportunity to work with her and have her represent me.
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Posted by Carl | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Carl Jones concerned father
Mrs. Latoya James ESQ. Has served and helped me endlessly and I enjoyed her dedication. Hopefully I won’t need an attorney, again, but if I do, I’ll be ringing her phone.
Posted by Monique | May 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best!!
Latoya is amazing! She represented me for my order of protection and for my custody/visitation case. She was exactly what I hoped for and needed in an attorney for my case. She was knowledgeable, patient, and passionate about getting the results I was looking for. Latoya asked me what I wanted/needed and helped to deliver on every detail of what I needed and what was in the best interest of my son and for that I am forever grateful!! If Latoya says she can do something, believe it! I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for us.
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Posted by Tonya | May 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the greatest!!!!
I was so nervous to go to Court. I had no idea what I was doing or what to say. While I was there I saw Ms. James in the hallway talking to one of her clients and I knew that she was the person I needed to help me. I got her buisness card and called her office immediately. I told the judge that I wanted time to hire a lawyer and when he asked who I told them I made a call to Ms. James. The judge said “good idea”, I knew right away my gut feeling was right. I spoke to Ms. James that afternoon and I knew during the phone call she was the right person. She was so real, so human, so easy to talk to. She made a plan for my case immediately. I got sole custody of my kids in 3 court dates. Nobody believes how easy my process was and it was all because of Ms. James. I know people who are in Court for years with no end in site. Ms. James is the Family Court Queen hands down. If you listen to her and follow her advice , you are good. Ignore her advice at your peril. I almost felt bad for my kids father because Ms. James let him know what time it was from day one. Day 2 he got a lawyer but she was a joke compared to Ms. James and by day 3 it was a wrap, I highly recommend Ms. James. I know after the way my case went down, my kids father will not be bringing me back to court but if he does, I have LaToya on speed dial.
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Posted by Hillary | May 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help Is On The Way
Unfortunately, being in the situation to need legal counsel for Family Court can be very traumatic. Thankfully, Latoya James was by my side the entire time with support while respresenting me. She was a wonderful listener, attentive, responsive, understanding, caring, very professional and made me feel extremely comfortable from step to step. I am appreciative, thankful and filled with gratitude to have been lucky enough to have her on my side and I was fortunate enough to have a positive outcome.
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Posted by Annie | April 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Holy hell this is the real deal
First I’d like to say you want Latoya on your team. I had a phone consultation with her and I am so disappointed that she can’t take on my case and I am still wishing upon a star that she changes her mind. During my 30 mins of phone conversation with her she has been real and straight to the point and no bs. The strategy she told me showed me how she would be in the court room and her tactic. I am on my 3rd attorney and in a divorce since March 2021 and I have consulted with over 30 attorneys and have never spoken to one like her with her fire. You know the real deal when you hear one and she is that person!! And believe me you want someone that will fight for you and guarantee results. I have never had a feeling of confidence when I am speaking with an attorney but I did with Latoya. Even though she can’t take on my case I am so happy to have spoken to her. I will definitely use her in the future post divorce if I needed to. There is no one like her or measures up to her. Latoya I am hoping and praying there is another one like you out there. Thank you for referring me to Lauren I will let you know what happens after I speak with her. You are what every attorney should be and should strive to be like.
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Posted by Jordan | April 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Latoya deserves 10 Stars
I hired Latoya to handle my custody case and at every stage she was responsive, attentive to my needs and requests and overtly organized. I can’t express my gratitude enough for Latoya’s help
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Consulting Attorney
  • Long Island Against Domestic Violence formerly Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • The James Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2013

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • City University of New York, Queens College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Suffolk County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Merit Award for Excellence in Prosecution
  • U.S. Marshall's NY/NJ Regional Task Force
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Round Table
  • Starting a Solo Practice
  • 2017
  • Speaking Engagement
  • Women in Politics
  • 2016
  • Round Table
  • Starting a Solo Practice
  • 2016
  • Speaking Engagement
  • Women in Politics
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Latoya
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Latoya James knows her stuff. Her experience speaks for itself. I interned for her while in law school and she is one of my many attorney role-models. Although I practice in New Jersey now, I recommend Latoya to anyone in New York in need of representation in the family law/criminal defense realms."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Latoya is an excellent attorney and a zealous advocate for her clients. I have had the opportunity to see her work and I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. I think she is an asset to the legal community!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable defense attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. She is assertive and extremely intelligent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. James spent many years building cases for the district attorney's office and now that she is in private practice she knows exactly how to take those same case apart."
Mediation Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Latoya is a knowledgeable and caring attorney. She has the ability to make every client feel comfortable and at ease when faced with the most difficult of times. She is competent and a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Latoya is a dedicated advocate for her clients. She has built strong relationships in the legal community based upon her work ethic, personality and skill. She is an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. she is fantastic attorney. Intelligent and aggressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Latoya is one of the finest attorneys in Suffolk County. She is an aggressive litigator who is dedicated to her clients. I highly endorse her to anyone looking for an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Ms. James for over ten years. Ms. James is an exceptional trial attorney. She is knowledgeable, articulate, skillful, and a passionate lawyer who knows the inner workings of our criminal system. There is no doubt in my mind that she serves her clients with ultimate vigor."
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