LaToya R.A. James, Esq.

LaToya James, Esq. is a former Senior Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney and a Certified Matrimonial, Family, Child Custody and Visitation Mediator. Attorney James will personally work with you throughout all stages of the legal process. She will explain your rights, evaluate the evidence and explore all likely outcomes. Rest assured that your case will be in the hands of a seasoned attorney and not an associate or paralegal. LaToya’s commitment to personal and professional service ensures that you will never have to worry about the level of attention paid to your matter. Ms. James will work with you from the beginning to ensure a successful end.

During her tenure in the District Attorney’s Office, Attorney James earned a reputation as an aggressive yet compassionate prosecutor. She handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony-level criminal offenses from arraignment through trial. Ms. James ended her career with the District Attorney’s Office as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Major Crime Bureau, where she handled felony-level criminal offenses including robberies, burglaries, assaults, sex, and vehicular crimes. Ms. James has also been the designated prosecutor in the Integrated Domestic Violence part of the Supreme Court and the Suffolk County Felony Youth Part.

LaToya’s experience as an Assistant District Attorney gives her invaluable insight into how prosecutors investigate and evaluate cases, as well as the trial strategies they employ. She is equipped with the knowledge and experience to dismantle the prosecution’s theory and secure favorable results for her criminal court clients.

LaToya is the consulting attorney for Long Island Against Domestic Violence, an organization committed to the empowerment of victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse. This partnership with LIADV ensures that clients of Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C. have access to emergency shelter, counseling, vocational training, and educational resources.

Latoya is an experienced attorney and a champion for victims of Domestic Violence. She is well respected by colleagues, adversaries, and the Judiciary. The National Trial Lawyers Association has named LaToya James one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New York. The American Society of Legal Advocates named LaToya one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40. Miss James embodies an unwavering commitment to justice and is a zealous advocate for her clients. Her motto is “competent counsel inspires informed decisions.”