As a law student, I had the opportunity to work for a federal judge in the Middle District of Louisiana. I also worked in the Gaming Division at the Office of the Attorney General. During my second summer at LSU Law, I was recruited by and worked as a summer associate at the New Orleans firm Montgomery Barnett. After that summer, the firm offered me a full-time job and when I graduated and passed the bar, I became an associate.
At Montgomery Barnett, I handled disputes of all sizes, including appeals. I represented the local candle-maker as well as the Norwegian oil company. I was also called upon by Louisiana businesses for planning and advice.
My solo practice started in 2012. I advise businesses and if necessary I represent them in court. Most of my business comes from client and attorney referrals and a lot of my clients are lawyers themselves. I’m particularly proud of the diversity of my practice and my clients benefit from this. Because I can afford to select the matters I work on, my clients know I’m genuinely interested in their situation(s).
I’m active in legal leadership roles. As a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Legislation Committee, I help determine whether the LSBA will speak for all Louisiana attorneys in supporting or opposing pending legislative bills. My practice is fairly evenly divided between state and federal courts, and since 2010, I’ve sat on the Board of Directors of the largest chapter (New Orleans) of the Federal Bar Association. I also sat on the National Board of Directors of the Younger Lawyers Division of the FBA (2011-2014).