Ayanna concentrates her practice in school law and counsels K-12 public, private and charter school clients, as well as colleges and universities. She is committed to providing clients with practical and thoughtful legal advice that meets their needs. 

Ayanna provides day-to-day counseling and represents school clients in adversarial proceedings before administrative agencies and in state courts. 

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in American®: Ones to Watch, Education Law, 2021-2024
    • New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Schools & Education, 2023
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Diversity Fellow
  • Associate Managing Editor, St. John's Journal of Civil Rights & Economic Development

  • An Interview with Ayanna Thomas, School Law, Legally Bond Podcast, August 30, 2021
  • Be in the Know: Legal Requirements to Safeguard Student Data, New York City Charter School Center Webinar, May 20, 2020
  • Smart Social Media Policies for Students and Staff, New York City Charter School Center, March 4, 2019

  • Argus Community, Inc., Board Member