Letitia Ann "Tish" James (born October 18, 1958) is an American lawyer, activist, and politician.
She is a member of the Democratic Party and the current Attorney General of New York
having won the 2018 election to succeed appointed Attorney General Barbara Underwood.
She is the first African-American and first woman to be elected to the position.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, James obtained her J.D. degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
James served as a member of the New York City Council from 2004 to 2013
James was a candidate in the 2022 New York gubernatorial election.
she attended Fort Hamilton High School
She received her B.A. from the City University of New York's Lehman College in 1981