|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Scholarship||National Institute for Trial Advocacy||2002|
|Staff 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|
|Mediator||Community Mediation Services||2006 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Law Office of Karen C. Dodson||2004 - 2005|
|Summer Legal Intern||NYC Department of Small Business Services||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|City University of New York, Queens College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|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|
Posted by Tara
I cannot thank Latoya James enough for helping me get a through a very difficult time in my life. My husband passed away from a drug overdose while we were separated. We had a 3 year old daughter together. There had been a lack of trust and communication with his parents before and after he had passed away. This lead to me taking a break from his parents seeing my daughter. During that time, they sued me for grandparent’s rights. I always wanted them in her life, we just had to get to a place where we can heal and trust again. With Latoya’s support and guidance, visits slowly happened between my daughter and them. We eventually settled with a schedule that works for my daughter, myself, and them. We are now beginning the healing processes. Latoya was amazing. She was very upfront from the beginning and I always felt she had my back. She always responded to my messages right away. You don’t find many Lawyers like her. She is someone who will fight for you and also be that shoulder to cry on. I’m very lucky I had her by my side.
Posted by anonymous
I cannot say enough about Latoya James! I had called her for assistance with my domestic violence case. I felt lost and she came in and took control. She is very easy to get ahold of, always calls you back and is extremely dedicated to your case. Her knowledge and expertise are commendable and she is obviously respected among her peers. She definitely takes control of the courtroom! I don't know where I'd be without Latoya, hire her!
Posted by anonymous
LaToya James knows her stuff and she was instrumental in helping my with a domestic violence case. She took my case at very short notice, was professional, and extremely helpful. Cannot say anything but the best things about this smart woman. It was an honor having Ms. James represent me!
Ronald Zimmer, Divorce and separation Attorney
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!