Latiera Rayford represents clients in a variety of industries in complex civil litigation matters, class action defense, and corporate investigations. Her experience spans both federal and state courts. In her first year of practice, Latiera successfully tried and won a small claims case in Cook County.
Latiera also maintains an active pro bono practice advocating for clients in the areas of housing discrimination, prisoners’ rights, unlawful arrest, asylum, post-conviction relief, and relief under the Illinois’ Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Act. Most recently, she worked on the successful exoneration case of Demond Weston, leading to his prison release after more than 29 years of incarceration.
DePaul University College of Law, 2018, J.D., cum laude
University of Illinois – Chicago, 2015, B.A.
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Judicial Extern to Judge Ann Claire Williams of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Summer 2016)
Judicial Extern to Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Summer 2016)