La'Toyia’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, business torts and unfair competition, toxic tort litigation and insurance coverage. ​

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2014
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • One Walk Chair
    • Board Member, 2016-Present
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
    • Volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • Volunteer
  • Jackson Futbol Club
    • Coach
  • St. Joseph Catholic High School
    • Cheer Competition Coach
    • 2017 State Champions

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2019
  • Graduate, Leadership Greater Jackson
  • American Inns of Court
  • Adjunct Writing Professor, Mississippi College School of Law

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
    • Dean’s Award
    • Editor-in-Chief, Law Review
    • Hearin Scholar; Reuben V. Anderson Scholar; Patricia Bennett Award
    • Moot Court Board 
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2011
    • Merit Scholar
    • Toyota Community Scholar
    • Dean’s List
    • Order of the Gownsmen Honor Society
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Experience

  • Hood v. Yazaki, Chancery Court of Madison County, January 11, 2019 (achieved 12(b)(6) dismissal of Yazaki in an antitrust and consumer protection action case).  
  • Harris v. Higginbotham Automobiles LLC, Hinds County Circuit Court, September 18, 2018 (achieved summary judgment in respondent superior action on behalf of dealership).
  • Linda Robinson v. North Bolivar Consolidated School District, Bolivar County Circuit Court, May 17, 2018 (achieved summary judgment on behalf of school district in wrongful termination case).
  • Counsel for the Mississippi Lieutenant Governor in Stallworth/JMAA et al. v. Bryant et al. in the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’s effort to prevent transfer of control of the Jackson Medger Wiley-Evers International Airport to a new statutorily-created and regionally-controlled Jackson Metropolitan Area Airport Authority. Case is currently ongoing.
  • Counsel for major correctional technology vendor in civil RICO, fraud and consumer protection action brought by the Mississippi Attorney General following the resignation and federal incarceration of former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. 
  • Counsel for same major correctional technology vendor in consumer class action suit bringing civil RICO, fraud and consumer protection claims over rates, fees and commissions charged to inmates and inmate friends and family members. Case is currently ongoing.
  • Successfully mediated on behalf of major insurance companies in bad faith insurance and workers compensation denial claims. 
  • Successfully mediated on behalf of client in estate dispute valued at over a million dollars. 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “14th Amendment: What it Actually Does and Doesn’t Say”, Jackson Legal Professionals CLE, October 2017.
  • Author, “Facebook Unfriends Policy Allowing for Exclusion of Certain Racial and Ethnic Groups in Housing, Credit, and Employment Advertisements on the Site.” Butler Snow Commercial Litigation Blog, January 2017.
  • Author, "A Letter to My Nephew: An Overview of the Racial and Legal Impact of Major Cases and Controversies throughout America in 2013." 
  • Presenter, “Rights and Repressions of Underrepresented Groups,” Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.