Ayanna Y. Countee – Personal Injury
Ayanna Y. Countee is an Associate at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq with the firm’s Personal Injury department. Ayanna specializes in all aspects of personal injury law, and is a seasoned litigator. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Countee formerly worked in insurance defense litigation where she developed her skills as a civil trial attorney successfully trying numerous personal injury cases. Ayanna’s experience makes her especially equipped to fight for her clients to ensure they recover what they deserve. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Ayanna brings a warm personality to truly connect with her clients, while aggressively fighting on their behalf.
Ayanna graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2004 where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in French with a minor in political science. Ayanna then went on to earn her law degree from Tulane University School of Law in 2011.
While in law school, Ayanna was a board member of the Moot Court Board, and managing editor of the Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. Upon graduation from law school, Ayanna served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Michael A. Toto, P.J.S.C in the Criminal Division of the Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Jersey. At that time, she also acted as a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Trained Mediator in Mediation and Conciliation Skills.
Ms. Countee’s passion for justice, and devotion to helping people led her to the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender in 2012. Ayanna served as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender for four years where she tirelessly fought for her client’s charged with serious indictable offenses. Ms. Countee is also experienced in criminal jury trials.
Ayanna is well known and respected in the legal community for her professionalism, strict sense of justice, and as a fierce litigator who fights for her client’s best interest at every stage of litigation to secure maximum awards for her clients.
- New York (2012)
- New Jersey (2012)
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2012)
Education and Certification
- Columbia University (B.A., cum laude, 2004)
- Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 2011)
- Middlesex County Bar Association
- New Jersey Bar Association
- New Jersey Association of Justice