Background

Shayla White attended Tougaloo College, where she received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, with a Pre-Law emphasis. Shayla received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. She made the Dean’s List throughout her tenure and completed a Certificate in Civil Litigation. While in law school, Shayla sharpened her appellate advocacy skills by preparing judicial opinions and case summaries as a judicial intern for Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge, the Honorable Deborah McDonald.

Shayla developed her courtroom presence after being sworn in for limited practice under Mississippi Law in the Education Law and Policy Clinic at Mississippi College School of law and as a Student Lawyer for the Mississippi Board of Nursing. She was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, Women’s Student Bar Association, a Dean’s Ambassador, and the President of the Black Law Students’ Association. Her prior experience as an Educator gives Shayla an edge over many other lawyers. Shayla first worked as a teacher’s aide, then a GED instructor, and finally a lead teacher. In this experience, Shayla learned the value of advocating for people who often could not advocate for themselves.

Following her law school graduation, Shayla clerked for Mississippi’s Twenty-Second Circuit Court District in Fayette, Mississippi. In this role, Shayla prepared judicial orders and opinions concerning criminal law and civil litigation.

Now at Strategic Legal Practices, Shayla focuses her career on consumer protection. Outside of the office, Shayla enjoys baking, live music, and hanging with her friends and family. She is also a self-proclaimed “foodie.”