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KaShonda L. Day

Special Counsel

I started my career as a school teacher and later became an education consultant. Now as a lawyer representing school districts, I bring a deep understanding of how schools work – the daily lives of teachers and administrators – to the legal counsel that I provide.

KaShonda L. Day joined Adams and Reese after serving as the Assistant District Counsel for the Jackson Public School District for seven years, where she provided routine legal advice and assistance to the administrative staff. She also represented the District in various litigation and administrative matters. KaShonda previously worked as a judicial law clerk with the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Fla. and has previously served as a classroom teacher and education consultant.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of North Florida, 2002, Masters, Educational Leadership, magna cum laude
  • Tougaloo College, B.A., 2000, English, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi Bar

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • Mississippi Supreme Court

Community Involvement

KaShonda serves on the Board of Directors of the Cure Sickle Cell Foundation, as a member of the Jackson Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and is a member of the Junior League of Jackson.

Areas of Practice

Acknowledgements

KaShonda is a Mississippi Bar Leadership Class of 2015 honoree.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

KaShonda is a member of the American Bar Association, the Council of School Attorneys of the National School Boards Association and the Council of School Attorneys of the Mississippi School Boards Association.

  • Obtaining dismissal based on qualified immunity on claims against employer and former employees brought pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Equal Protection Clause
  • Obtaining a favorable verdict on behalf of the employer in a breach of contract claim in which a former employee sought the payment of supplements that had been discontinued by a former superintendent
  • Obtaining a favorable jury verdict in federal court on behalf of the employer in Title VII retaliation claim
  • Obtaining favorable jury verdicts in federal court on behalf of employers in Title VII race, gender, and age discrimination claims
  • Obtaining a favorable judgement in appeal brought before the Mississippi Court of Appeals on claim of negligence
  • Successfully representing school district in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) due process hearings