Lakeisha Fields is a practicing attorney in Philadelphia. She has been licensed to practice in Pennsylvania for fifteen years. She was also admitted to practice in New Jersey in 2017, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the same year. After an eleven-year career with the District Attorney’s Office, Lakeisha ventured into civil litigation from 2016 until 2019. During that time, she was an associate at Burns White, LLC, while there she specialized in long term care litigation representing nursing home and hospitals within the tri state area. In 2018, Lakeisha joined Reilly McDevitt, & Henrich, PC where she litigated toxic tort litigation, product liability, auto negligence and premises liability matters. In August of 2019, Lakeisha was recruited to rejoin the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia as a prosecutor in the juvenile division, and to train new attorneys.
During her initial time with the District Attorney’s Office, Lakeisha served as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising the Juvenile Davison. In this role, she managed more than 40 attorneys and interns, providing guidance and feedback on case preparation and presentation while maintaining a full caseload. She also held several other supervisory and trial attorney positions in multiple divisions of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Outside the office, Lakeisha is passionate about helping the best and brightest young people, and attorneys succeed through community service and mentorship.
Lakeisha graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005 and received a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2002.
Lakeisha currently serves as the Vice President of Administration to The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Executive Board member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Diversity in the Profession section. She previously served as Corresponding Secretary and Appointed Member to The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Executive Board Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Section. She is a current member of the National Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, National Black Prosecutors Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association.