Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York. In 2013, James was elected Public Advocate for the City of New York and then reelected in 2017. Prior to serving as Public Advocate, James represented the 35th Council District in Brooklyn in the New York City Council for ten years. Before her election to the City Council, James served as head of the Brooklyn Regional Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. James began her career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society. She is a graduate of Lehman College and Howard University School of Law.