LaKeisha Gantt

Associate Attorney

LaKeisha knew at a very young age she wanted to be a lawyer. Born and raised in Georgia, her love for the South brought her back after law school. “I love my community and I wanted to help others.” Following Law School and working in other practice areas, LaKeisha realized her interests were in family law. “I personally experienced the stress of my own divorce and decided that clients such as myself deserved to be represented by attorneys who can sympathize and have lived through the traumatic experience of their legal matter.”

Like many attorneys at SM&P, LaKeisha is community oriented. Having provided servant leadership in her community of Stockbridge, her focus and goal of “helping others and getting action” is a reality. Whether it is a staff attorney for a superior court judge or a former solicitor to the role of First Chair of the Board of Ethics and councilwoman for the City of Stockbridge, LaKeisha is a dedicated servant leader in the community.

Having spent the large part of her legal work focused on serving her community and “getting things done,” LaKeisha looked to Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor as a Firm to join in part due to the structure and team support focused on the practice of family law.

Mary Montgomery, founder and managing partner noticed her knowledge and patience to be an asset of the Firm. “Her clients will also appreciate her as a straight to the point litigator who has compassion to the experience and stress of any legal matter.”

Known in the legal community for having a track record of obtaining great judgements for her clients, clients have described her as a dedicated and understanding professional. “I wanted to focus on the client and not the operations of the firm,” LaKeisha said. “With my experience, my clients will have an exceptional experience.”

Being busy and getting items resolved is a characteristic her clients appreciate. “I want my clients to know there are not always rainy day,” said the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority member, “I am here to make the burden a little lighter.”

When LaKeisha isn’t working for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and especially traveling abroad. “There are so many things in the world to see. When I do travel, I love excursions that get me off the beaten trail,” she added. When she needs to unwind and relax, LaKeisha likes to bake. “To me, baking is like reading a book or taking a stroll. I can make something and have instant gratification. That’s very rewarding.”


State of Georgia, 2005
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2005
Georgia Supreme Court, 2005


Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lansing, Michigan, 2003
Juris Doctorate with Honors

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi, 1999
Bachelor of Science, English and Political Science


Georgia Black Women Association, Member
Family Law Division Bar, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
Real Estate Division of State Bar, Member
Former Solicitor for the City of Stockbridge
Former Board of Ethics Chair