Ayanna L. Jenkins Toney

Ayanna L. Jenkins Toney, Esq. was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Howard University with a degree in psychology, Ayanna pursued and was successful at her dream of being a professional model. Ayanna Jenkins traveled all over the U.S. modeling and has appeared in several international publications. While attending law school in New York and San Francisco, Ayanna continued to model. Spurred by a passion for justice in the American judicial system, Ayanna completed her legal studies. She is married to Cornell Toney and they have two children.

Her personal motto in life is “defeat is not an option.”


Howard University, Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Law School
Pace University School of Law;
Golden Gate University School of Law,
Juris Doctor

2003, California

Atlanta, Georgia


  • Member: Bar Association of San Francisco; Bar Association of Marin County; American Bar Association; National Bar Association; San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association; Charles Houston Bar Association; Delta Sigma Theta. Sorority, Inc.; Richard Sangster Inns of Court; Marin County Women Lawyers Association (past president, 2010); Consumer Attorneys of California, Marin chapter president (since 2012)
  • Moderator and Speaker at Protecting the Legacy of Tupac Shakur, presented by The Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the Barristers Club of San Francisco.