Letitia James

67th Attorney General at State of New York

Letitia James Bio

Letitia James is the New York Attorney General, serving since 2019. Before becoming Attorney General, she served as a Public Advocate for New York City, making history as the first African-American woman to hold the position.

James, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, attended Lehman College in The Bronx before earning her law degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a public defender, a member of staff for the New York State Assembly, and an assistant attorney general for New York State in the Brooklyn regional office.

From 2004 to 2013, James was a member of the New York City Council. She represented the 35th district, which encompasses sections of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, in addition to Clinton Hill and Fort Greene in Brooklyn. James sat on a number of committees, including the committees on economic development and sanitation. She served as the New York City Public Advocate from 2013 to 2018, making history as the first African-American woman to be chosen for and hold a citywide position in New York City.

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Letitia James Current Work

  • State of New York 67th Attorney General

Letitia James Previous Work

  • New York City 4th New York City Public Advocate 2014 – 2018
  • New York City Member of the New York City Council from the 35th district 2004 – 2013

Letitia James Education

  • Columbia University, MPA,
  • Howard University, JD,
  • Lehman College, BA,

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