LaRuby May serves as Chair of the Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation (United Medical Center), and she is also an attorney at May Lightfoot PLLC. She has spent her entire career finding gaps in the community and doing what it takes to get residents the services and resources they deserve.
At May Lightfoot, May continues her quest to provide high-quality legal services to residents and small businesses in emerging corridors, helping clients build connections and harness their knowledge and power to make the right investments. As a former Ward 8 Councilmember, real estate developer, and constituent services director, May is experienced in making residents partners in their own growth.
May is involved in the firm’s personal injury, workers compensation, civil rights and mass torts practice areas. She has represented individuals and estates ranging from accidents to wrongful death. May is also involved in legal advocacy around issues that impact the community, specifically May has participated on numerous panels. These panels include Nuts and Bolts of Mass Torts, Developing a Multi-Million Dollar Civil Trial Practice, What is your Legacy, preparing for end of life, American University Women in Politics Institute: Women in the law and Public Leadership Education Network ask a Lawyer Series.
As Chair of the Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation, May continues to serve residents through a comprehensive approach of oversight in the delivery of health care services for the District poor and most vulnerable residents.
May received a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College, a master’s from George Washington University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia David Clarke School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC and Florida. She lives in Ward 8.