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Latoya Roberta-Angela James

Family Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

5.0   113 reviews

also known as LaToya James


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About Latoya

Learn Latoya’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    Domestic Violence, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Orders of Protection, Abuse and Neglect, Father's Rights, Grand-Parents Rights

    17 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Drug Offences, DWI/DUI, Juvenile Offenders

    17 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.

Licensed for 15 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Zairicelys | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Latoya was amazing to work with she explains everything thoroughly and definitely listens to you and your request. She’s amazing I loved the way she handled my case and made everything such an easy process for me.
Posted by Anna Maria | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Miss James is a excellent, smart and caring Attorney!!! She is a winner! We Highly recommend her! Please if you need a Attorney Call Miss James! She stays in touch and you never feel alone with her by your side!!!! SHE IS EXCELLENT! SHE CARES! SHE IS BRILLIANT !!!!!
Posted by Christian | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Ms. James is transparent honest professional and she always knew what to expect without any false hopes. I highly recommend her representation!
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Ms. James is a strong attorney. She is very informative and tells what you need to know and what you need to hear. I felt very confident having her by my side. I’m so glad I found her.
Posted by Candice | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Latoya was absolutely amazing to work with. When going thru an Order Of Protection and a Divorce at the same time I didn’t know where to begin. She helped me take all the proper steps needed to make the process easier on me and my children. I started with her for a stay away order and then took her on for my child support and custody. She is fierce and doesn’t back down. She also always responded right away so I was never left wondering with unanswered questions. I don’t know how I would have gone thru this without her by my side. Search no more, you’ve found your Lawyer.
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Posted by Michelle | August 4, 2022
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Domestic Violence
LaToya is very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and caring. She respected my questions and made sure I understood each and every one of her answers. I am grateful for the job she did for me, and because of her capabilities and skill, I and grateful she was on my side!
Posted by Emmanuel | August 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Number 1 attorney
Best attorney for dads I always n will recommend Latoya james to my friends or any dads out there. I had her since 2017 and 2022 she help me with a lot and I got what I wanted in this case. Now I could be with my son 7 days instead of the weekend. One week for her n one week for me. She won’t like it but we have to coparent n do the best for the child. Thanks again Latoya ur the best attorney I will never forget that .
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2022
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Life saving
Wasted tens of thousands on un caring not brightest lawyers , didn’t see my daughter for 3+ years , then Latoya came in to picture , n things changed quickly, she was always available and always always up Front… which is great I don’t need a lawyer to BS me told me everything honestly she cared so much she invested her self into my situation. And in end she got me everything she promised n told me honestly uo front I could get… only regret is I didn’t know about her n stsrt with her I woulda saved a ton money n stress but in end I get to see my daughter n be part of her life… life changing…. Thank you so much!!! I Reccomend her to everyone she will be honest n so helpful … thank you !!!
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Posted by Dionandre | July 6, 2022
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Amazing
Latoya kept tabs on everything when it came to my case, she was always informative and kept me up to date on what was going on.
Posted by Jessica | June 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY OUT THERE!!
Latoya is amazing!! She is the absolute best!! She really listens to you and will go beyond to help you. I used her for family court. She is an aggressive attorney and knows the family law. She is very well respected in the courts. I had another lawyer first who didn’t fight hard enough for me and my son. I was then recommended to Latoya, who was a god sent. She really listened to me. She was very quick in responding back and explaining how everything work. She was very patient and caring with me. Always calming my anxiety. Knowing I had Latoya as my lawyer made me feel very confident with my case. I’m so grateful for Latoya and will recommend her to anyone who is in need of her services. Thank you again!!
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Posted by John | June 1, 2022
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The best
Latoya is highly recommended,I had lawyers before and the comparison isn’t even close..the fluency and knowledge she exercised in the court room pretty much puts the rest to shame!! With my situation I needed her and her dedication and aggressive tactics very pleased with the results of my case!
Posted by Olivia | May 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Order of protection and custody.
She is an amazing attorney, guided me thru the whole process of order of protection and custody. Took the time to answer every question and explained to me the steps of the process. Very knowledgeable and responds quick when you contact her. I don't have enough words to say how amazing she is!!!
Posted by Vilela Rose | May 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST hands down!!!
Mrs. James is everything you want in a lawyer! She handled my case very skillfully. Mrs. James, kept me in the loop each step of the way and she’s was very easy to reach. The communication line was amazing. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Aleisha | May 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Resourceful Legal Mind
I sought a consultation from Ms James regarding an order of protection, custody, and child support case. She was extremely knowledgeable and resourceful and even corrected a misconception that another attorney told me of. She was caring and understanding throughout the case and even after the case was concluded. I would give her the highest recommendation as she clearly knows the legal system and how to favorably argue on behalf of her clients. It was due to her that my case had the appropriate outcome.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Order of protection
I was recommended to mrs James by the crime victims center. She Took on my case in short notice and was able to represent me virtually. She answered all of my questions and concerns. Communication was fast and she returned all of my calls in reasonable time.
Posted by Erik | April 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
I am so grateful that Latoya James was recommended to me for my custody case. She was calm, knowledgeable and attentive from day one. She was extremely responsive to calls and texts and truly guided me through a process which was stressful to say the least. I only wish that I had trusted Latoya’s opinion of my situation more quickly, because, in the end, she was right about everything. Latoya had a great rapport with her colleagues in the courthouse and it was clear that she was very well respected. My anxiety was calmed by her confidence and I walked with every thing that I had hoped for so…thank-you Latoya! Job well done.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
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Ms. James is hands down THE BEST LAWYER PERIOD!!
Ms. James was my lawyer for a neglect case. My children were taken from me by Child Protective Services. My court appointed lawyer got zero results, never met with me, never listened to me, didn’t return my calls or email. I know they are busy but this was the most important thing in my life and I didn’t feel like anyone else cared until I hired Ms. James. I got my kids back immediately!!!! Ms. James listened to me , defended me, she heard me and she believed me. I am so grateful. Words cannot express how happy my kids are to be home. Ms. James is a real person and she keeps it real with her clients and everyone else and that is so rare. Thank You LaToya!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
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A real fighter who is not afraid to stir things up for what is right
First time needing an attorney in a long time and I did research and came up with her name from two other attorneys for my situation. She was more expensive than the other options and it was literally some of the BEST money I ever spent. After watching her work in court with Judge and ADA I am now convinced that anyone else who was less pushy, less respected by Judges & ADA's, and less competent would NOT have provided the same outcome that we received. We had many different ways this case could have gone and it went 100% in our favor thanks to her hard work and reputation. The prosecutors literally sighed when they saw she was representing us because they knew they were in trouble and they would have to do everything perfectly or they would lose. When you are in the legal system and need someone who gets things done spend the extra money and use the best.
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Posted by Anaies | April 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The lawyer you need for Custody, Child Support
I am so grateful, for having her as my lawyer she’s extremely good at what she does, and took the time to understand my needs. The first time we spoke before ending the call she said this words “okay it’s my time to do my job, I got it relax I got it” those words of confidence, actually played out through the entire process. Loved how straight forward is she, how she stand out for her clients. When you dealing with custody, as mother you need a lawyer that understands and explains everything from point A to Z, even more more She was that person. I 100 percent recommend Latoya James, and her staff are extremely professional, always answered all my questions and concerns. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Mike | March 23, 2022
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The best of the best!
If you are looking for a well qualified professional attorney look no further! Latoya was absolutely amazing, she is very professional, straight forward, and fair. I never had an attorney answer so promptly and make me feel like I wasn't bothering them. Not only did she have all these great characteristics she also is fantastic at what she does. Latoya won my custody case for me and made it as least stressful as it could be, I can't thank her enough.
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Resume

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

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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