Latisha McCray is the founder and principal of the Law Office of Latisha McCray. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. McCray returned home to the Bay Area to earn her Juris Doctor from John F. Kennedy University College of Law in Pleasant Hill, California in 2012.
Ms. McCray began developing her advocacy skills through a variety of internship opportunities. She interned with a local Bay Area Legal Aid office assisting pro per litigants secure domestic violence restraining orders; she interned with the John F. Kennedy University Housing Advocacy Clinic and Elder Law Clinic; and she interned with the General Counsel’s Office of the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District.
As a legal professional, Ms. McCray continued working with public agencies by counseling and advising a local school district and a local city attorney’s office concerning labor and employment, governance and student legal matters, collectively. She further continued to develop her housing advocacy skills through her work with the housing clinic at her local Bay Area Legal Aid office.
Moreover, Ms. McCray continues to give back to her community. She has been a panelist for the College Awareness Advising Program (“CAAP”) for two years. CAAP is a program which goes into two Oakland high schools annually to encourage underrepresented students to attend four-year colleges and universities. Ms. McCray was elevated to one of the coordinator positions for CAAP for the 2016-17 school year.
Ms. McCray is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, Charles Houston Bar Association and Black Women Lawyers of Northern California.