Originally from Chicago, Illinois, LaCrisha McAllister earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice and a master of social work from Illinois State University. At ISU she was president of the Black Graduate Student Association and a member of the steering committee that launched Umoja: Black Graduation Celebration.
LaCrisha received her juris doctor from Southern University Law Center, graduating cum laude. She served as a junior editor for the Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty as well as a junior editor on Southern University Law Review. LaCrisha also served as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, competing nationally in trial competitions. While at SULC, LaCrisha earned the CALI Award of Excellence for the Future for the highest grade in Legal Writing and Trial Advocacy.
After law school, LaCrisha served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Jennifer M. Medley of Orleans Civil District Court. LaCrisha has experience in toxic torts, mass torts, and personal injury.
LaCrisha was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2023. More recently, she was recognized as a member of National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and was appointed to the Leadership Development Sub-Committee for In Re: Hair Relaxer MDL 3060.
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