LaTonya Burton is a trial attorney with over a decade of experience devoted to criminal defense.  Known for her passionate representation and boldness in the courtroom; clients have heralded her as a fierce advocate for the accused. Ms. Burton fights for all her clients truly understanding their lives depend on it. LaTonya is also an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix.

​Areas of Practice: 

  • Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Litigation


  • 95% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admission: 

  • Illinois Bar-2004
  • Federal Trial Bar-2014


  • The John Marshall Law School-Juris Doctorate
  • DePaul University- Bachelor of Arts


  • 2001 Finalist, ABA Counseling and Negotiation Competition
  • 2008 Most Influential African American of Lake County


  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Past Co-Chair of Criminal Law Division
  • Lake County Bar Criminal Law Committee
  • N.A.A.C.P. Lake County Branch-Past Executive Board Member
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.
  • N.I.C.A.S.A. Executive Board Member
  • N.I.C.A.S.A. Past Teen Court Judge   
  • Chicago Council on Urban Affairs 2005 Corporate Diversity Awards Selection Committee