Career in Government

Attorney La Toya McBean has the experiences and character that you can trust. She is also an immigrant and understands the immigrant experience. Before becoming an attorney, she started her career as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She later worked with Members of Congress on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.   

She has also worked in the congressional office of a U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator. After leaving Capitol Hill, Attorney McBean worked as a policy analyst with the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG) in New York City.  During her time at CSG, she developed criminal justice policies for state policymakers in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada.  She later directed a statewide public safety project at the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency.  While working full time, she attended law school part time at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Legal Practice

Attorney McBean’s legal career started as a judicial intern in the chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge, Mark A. Randon, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Judge Cynthia D. Stephens at the Michigan Court of Appeals.  She then represented businesses involved in disputes in state and federal courts at the law firm Howard and Howard.  She was later appointed as Deputy Corporation Counsel for Wayne County, Michigan by the County Executive Office and Wayne County Commission, where she represented the county on municipal matters and managed the county’s law department. After leaving Government in early 2016, Attorney McBean founded The Law Office of LaToya N. McBean.

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Education & Professional Affiliations

Attorney McBean holds a B.A. in political science from Stony Brook University, an M.A. in public policy from Regent University, and a J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. During law school, she received awards and recognitions from the Wolverine Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, and the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association.  She also served as Scholarly Writing Editor of the Law Review.

Attorney McBean graduated from law school in 2013, cum laude, and was admitted to practice law in May 2013.  She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  After moving back to her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, she became a member of the New York Women’s Bar Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.  She is also the Founder and President of The Daniel Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to reduce the injustice of global poverty. The Daniel Society is launching smart and compassionate initiatives to reduce poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Attorney McBean is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. 

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