Biography Of Joy D. Llaguno

Joy D. Llaguno
Associate Attorney
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When Joy takes on a case, her clients reap the benefits of her considerable dedication, knowledge, unrelenting passion, and intense personal investment in each matter, as well as her commitment to serving her community. She is tenacious in investigating her clients’ cases and creative in her development of legal strategies carefully designed to protect her clients’ rights.

She has aggressively advocated for clients in a broad array of legal issues including complex civil litigation involving claims ranging from federal and state civil rights violations, to antitrust cases, commercial litigation, matters of consumer fraud, labor and employment, product liability, police excessive force, catastrophic injury, wrongful death and white collar crimes. In short, she’s not afraid of a fight.

While pursuing her J.D. at Emory University School of Law, Joy served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson of the Supreme Court of Georgia. She gained considerable trial and appellate experience in public service as a student attorney in the Appellate and White Collar Crimes divisions of the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney. Joy has also worked on pro bono habeas corpus cases advocating for wrongfully accused prisoners facing life sentences and the death penalty. Joy spent her tenure in law school advocating for public policy reform regarding the wrongful criminalization of the mentally ill. She served as a legal extern for the United States Department of Health and Human Services and legal clerk for the general counsel of the nation’s leading shapeware brand, developing substantial knowledge regarding corporate governance and federal regulatory law.

While in law school, Joy achieved the Dean’s Award in Torts and was named to the Dean’s list. Through her appointment as Notes and Comments Editor of the Emory Law Journal, Joy was presented with the Outstanding Editor Award, and two of the student notes she supervised were chosen for publication.

Joy is also an ambitious amateur cook who enjoys global cuisine, exploring L.A.’s diverse restaurant scene, and going on walks with her pug, Jack.

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. 2016
  • University of California Los Angeles, B.A. Political Science, minor in Comparative Literature, 2010

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • New York, pending