Attorney Latrice Alexander

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Latrice Latin Alexander is a seasoned personal injury and civil rights attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 15 years of experience, she began her career as a public defender in Fulton County before transitioning to a private practice, where she has represented clients in Superior, State, and Federal courts across Georgia. She has achieved significant settlements and trial victories for her clients, demonstrating a commitment to their needs throughout the litigation process. In 2023, she launched a new brand, THE JUST ATTORNEY, specializing in 1983 civil rights claims. Latrice is known for fostering a family-like atmosphere for her clients, earning referrals and respect from peers for her meticulous attention to detail and dedication. Outside of work, Latrice enjoys reading, attending concerts, exploring new restaurants or spending much needed quality time with her husband and four children. 

Photograph courtesy of Crystal Byrd of Crystal On Brand Photography @crystalonbrand

Q: What is the biggest misconception about the legal process or legal industry that you’d like to shed light on?

A: Amongst the majority, is that all people are created equal. That’s one of the things that I am very serious about dispelling, especially with my work in the Civil Rights space. If you compare apples to oranges or Black individuals to a White individual with similar everything, there’s still going to be disproportionate treatment and amount of sentencing. Even if you take these two people, and they did the same exact thing, the same exact way and the only switch between them is skin color, you’re going to see that the Black individual was treated more harshly and got a tougher sentence, or there was something that was disproportionate in how their justice was handled under the system as opposed to the White individual. 

Q: Did you always know that you wanted to become a lawyer?

A: I did. My great grandmother worked for a Welfare to Work program. She actually was the secretary for the district attorney in the county that we lived in. So that’s kind of how I knew that was something I was interested in and knew I wanted to do. Seeing what she was doing made a big, big, big impact on me. I thought I was going to be Matt Locke! That was my mind frame at the time because I was really into criminal law. So, it’s funny that I came back and that’s what I’m actually doing. I started doing criminal law in the beginning of my career, and now I’m rounding my career off doing a combination of criminal law and civil rights.

Photograph courtesy of Crystal Byrd of Crystal On Brand Photography @crystalonbrand

Q: Do you ever find yourself having to separate yourself from your work and not make it personal?

A: I do but that’s hard, right? It seems like the day that I get numb to it, or the day that it seems just like any other day is the day when I need to stop working because if I can’t put my emotions and my feelings and my all into it, then it doesn’t make it real and it doesn’t make the fighting worth it. When I see these kids, or these young men, I see my husband, my son and my uncles. I see people that I know. By having that attachment to the work, it makes the fact that I’m fighting so much more connected. 

It’s hard to explain. Before I did personal injury and civil rights, I used to do immigration law, and I was really good at it. I knew the law. I knew what to do and what to say to get people home but I didn’t have a connection to it because I’m not an immigrant. So, I didn’t know really what that felt like or those emotions behind it. I was helping these people, but I don’t really feel their pain. I don’t understand their purpose. When it comes down to civil rights, I can empathize. I can sympathize. I understand it…I can feel it and it really hits home. 

Q: What would you say is your greatest superpower?

A: My greatest superpower is adaptability. The fact that I can have this fluidity where I move in and out of all of these spaces and be able to master them. That’s one of my biggest superpowers, I don’t have one way to define myself. That allows me to move in different circles where I can be at the PTA meeting at two o’clock, and then be on a board call at five, and then be at home by seven cooking dinner. 

Q: What three words would you use to describe yourself at your core?

A: Wife. Mom. Boss.


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