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Associate - Latonia C. Williams

Latonia C. Williams

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Latonia Williams is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, where she represents creditors, including franchisors, insurance companies, and financial institutions, in bankruptcy and other creditor’s rights matters.  Latonia has significant experience representing the interests of creditors in bankruptcy matters, including fraudulent transfer and preference actions, throughout the United States.  Her practice includes commercial collection litigation in state and federal courts.  Such matters include breach of contract, commercial mortgage and municipal lien foreclosures, and landlord-tenant actions.

While attending the University of Connecticut School of Law, Latonia served as a Lead Articles Editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Bankruptcy (2013-2014); Creditor Debtor Rights (2015-2016)
  • Lawyers of Color's Hot List (2013)
  • Lawyers of Color - High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune (2011)
  • Black Law Students Association, President, 2008-2009
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Issues in Educational Equity (Spring 2009); Building Urban Communities (Fall 2007); and Critical Identity Theory (Fall 2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc.: Board Member (2015-Present)
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court: Secretary (2012-2015)
  • George W. Crawford Black Bar Association: Vice President (2013-2014); Board of Directors (2011-2013)
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. Pro Bono Security Deposit Clinic volunteer
  • Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. Pro Bono Family Law Clinic volunteer
  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
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Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Howard University, B.A., 2006,
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL
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