MOUNT VERNON, NY — May 7, 2015 — Mayor Ernest D. Davis has appointed a new Corporation Counsel to head the city’s Law Department. Lauren P. Raysor, Esq., took over the department helm on May 5. “Ms. Raysor comes to Mount Vernon with a wealth of experience,” said Mayor Ernest D. Davis. “She is well respected and we are very happy to have her on board.”
Raysor has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Long Island University and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She is a former Deputy Chief and Senior Trial Counsel for the New York City Law Department where she handled negligence cases filed against the city. From 1999 through 2001 she was New York State Assistant Attorney General in charge of The Bronx and Upper Manhattan, investigating and litigating consumer fraud cases. A former President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Raysor is also a gifted motivational speaker, author and former adjunct professor at Long Island University School of Business.
Her book, “Living the Wealthy Life,” outlines her own strategies for achieving a life of success after growing up in a rough New York neighborhood in a turbulent time. In private practice, Raysor has practiced personal injury, civil rights, matrimonial and family court, and corporate, business, and municipal law.
Raysor currently resides in Mount Vernon and has an office in the city. “I have a deep-rooted spiritual love for my community and the people that surround me in my daily life,” said Raysor. “I’m passionate about my craft and I intend to work hard on behalf of the people of Mount Vernon.”
SOURCE: Shari Harris, Special Assistant to the Mayor