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Laquita Rochelle Stokes

Divorce and separation Attorney at Memphis, TN

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also known as Laquita R Stokes

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Laquita

Learn Laquita’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Contested and Uncontested Divorces/ With or Without Children/ With or Without Property

    14 years

  2. Child support
    23%
    Legitimating and Disestablishment, Establishing Child Suport, Modifying and Terminating Child Support and Arrearages, etc.

    14 years

  3. Child custody
    15%
    Seeking Visitation or Custody Establishments or Modifications.

    14 years

  4. Adoption
    5%
    Adoption and Terminating of Parental Rights

  5. Entertainment
    5%
    Drafting/Reviewing Entertainment Contracts, Trademarks, Copyright Registration, Publishing & Distribution Contracts, Business Formation, band Agreements, Mana

    14 years

  6. Mediation
    5%
    Family Law Mediation

    3 years

  7. Corporate and incorporation
    1%
    Partnerships, LLC, Sole Proprietorships, and Coporations

    11 years

  8. Wills and living wills
    1%
    Joint and Single Wills as well as Power of Attorneys

    11 years

Managing Partner & Rule 31 Listed Mediator


Attorney Stokes is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and primarily specializes in the areas of family law: including divorce, child support, visitation, custody, and adoption cases, as well as, entertainment law, business law and personal injury. In 2013, Ms. Stokes was the lead attorney on a child support case before the Tennessee Appellate Court that changed the law as it relates to disestablishing paternity of a child. Attorney Stokes is a Memphis native and graduate of Whitehaven High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences and her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.


Ms. Stokes was an honoree as an Outstanding Citizen at the 2019 40 Under 40 Memphis Urban Elite Awards and she has named the 2017 Tri-State Defender’s Best Overall Attorney and the 2017 Best Family Law/Divorce Attorney at the Annual Tri-State Defender’s Best in Black Awards. She has also been nominated as “Role Model of the Year” by the Southern Entertainment Awards and the law firm has been nominated for “Industry Service of the Year” by the Southern Entertainment Awards.


Ms. Stokes is a board member of the Memphis Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association, and Shelby County Law Library Board. She is also a board member for the Memphis Music Banq, On-Location Memphis and a member of the Board of Directors for Charis Acres, a retirement home in Memphis.

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Location

STOKES & GLASS, PLLC
White Station Tower/I-Bank Building
5050 Poplar Ave., Suite 1710
Memphis, TN, 38157

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Posted by Tim | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
People, avoid throwing your hard earned money away
Ms. Stokes handled my child support case for me. A seemingly simple one and she had already said the judgement was going to stand regardless of the fact it didn’t make sense. I stuck with her because it was to late to find someone else. This lady did nothing for me in court, almost as if, she was happy about what was happening. I had to speak up for myself. I agree with one of the other reviews on Ms. Stokes, you may as well go speak to the judge yourself. Then she allowed them to charge me money I had already paid. She’s definitely a ZERO.
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Response from Laquita Stokes January 2, 2023
As an attorney, I am constrained by Rules regulating The Tennessee Bar from responding in detail, but I will simply state that it is my belief that this comment posted by "Tim" presents neither a fair nor accurate picture of what occurred and I believe that the comment is false. Please do not be misled by this comment.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • STOKES & GLASS, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Angela Green & Associates, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re T.M.S.
  • Trial Court REVERSED by Appellate Court & Remanded.

Associations

  • National Bar Association
  • Past President, Ben F. Jones Chapter
  • 2020 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Affiliate Chapter of the Year | Chapter President
  • National Bar Association
  • 2022
  • 40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates
  • National Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2022
  • Achievement Award | Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Solo/Small Firm
  • National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division
  • 2022
  • President's Award
  • National Bar Association
  • 2022
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Citizen Honoree
  • Cynthia Daniel's Memphis 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Awards
  • 2019
  • Woman with an Entrepreneurial Spirit Honoree
  • Memphis Dress for Success Chapter
  • 2018
  • Best Overall Attorney
  • Tri-State Defender's Best in Black Awards
  • 2017
  • Best Family Law/Divorce Attorney
  • Tri-State Defender's Best in Black Awards
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • "Do's & Don'ts at Mediation" (Family Law)
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laquita Stokes is a terrific attorney. She is skillful and hard working. I highly recommend that you hire her for any family law or entertainment law issues."
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