Kayla Latimore litigates for towns, cities and other local communities that are burdened with the many long-lasting effects of toxic environmental chemical exposure.
Kayla represents water providers in federal Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) multidistrict litigation that alleges groundwater contamination near military bases, airports and other sites where the PFAS-containing foams were used. She is also involved in litigation filed for multiple Michigan communities against Wolverine World Wide, Inc. that alleges improper dumping of PFAS chemicals despite known potential harms to human health and the environment.
Kayla’s casework also includes fighting for community members who are seeking accountability for high levels of hydrogen sulfide and other toxins that they are allegedly polluting the air surrounding the New-Indy paper mill in Catawba, S.C.
A former Motley Rice law clerk, Kayla gained additional experience through clerkships at law firms in San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., where she worked in the areas of third party subpoenas, trade secrets, mergers and acquisitions, false advertising, refugee rights and other legal matters while completing her legal studies. She also previously worked as a risk management intern for a consulting firm and helped to ensure clients were in compliance with federal regulations. Kayla developed a background in business prior to pursuing her juris doctor, including completing multiple internships in business analysis, finance and underwriting.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a Columbia University SPS Fellowship recipient, and served as President of the Civil Rights Legal Society at Texas Southern University among other accolades.
Litigation AreasToxic Exposure
J.D., Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2021
M.S., Enterprise Risk Management, Columbia University, 2018
B.S. & B.S. magna cum laude, Sales and Marketing & Business Administration, Tuskegee University, 2017
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South Carolina Association for Justice
South Carolina Black Lawyers Association