Laquan T. Lightfoot is an Associate with Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey. Her practice primarily includes products liability defense, as well as premises liability litigation. Ms. Lightfoot is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Lightfoot regularly serves as an arbitrator with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program adjudicating myriad civil disputes.
Prior to joining Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey, Ms. Lightfoot was an Associate with McDonnell & Associates, PC, where she gained experience in civil litigation defense while focusing her legal practice in areas of premises liability, products liability, premises security and employment law for one of the nation’s largest Fortune 500 retailers. Ms. Lightfoot also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she was assigned to Major Trials of the Southwest division and vigorously prosecuted numerous complex criminal cases from inception to disposition in both jury and bench trials.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In 2011, Ms. Lightfoot, a Posse Scholar, graduated from Lafayette College, where she was on the Dean’s List, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Law and completed a minor in Psychology.
Ms. Lightfoot earned her Juris Doctorate from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. While in law school, Laquan was a member of both the Black Law Students Association and Drexel University’s Law School’s trial team. Laquan also served as the Mock Trial/Moot Court Coordinator of the Black Law Students Association and went on to serve as the Mock Trial Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region Black Law Students Association.
Ms. Lightfoot currently lives in Philadelphia. She serves as a volunteer mock trial coach for the Black Law Students Association at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. She enjoys cooking, travelling and exploring new restaurants.