was the Parish Attorney for the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East
Baton Rouge from 2008-2014, where she served as the chief legal advisor
to the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge. She was the
first woman and first employee to rise through the ranks to this position.
Mary has over 25 years of experience advising and representing public
officials; government agencies, boards, and commissions; individuals;
and small business owners in a vast range of legal matters. She is highly
skilled in state and federal litigation on both the trial and appellate
level. Mary's reputation in the legal community has garnered her an AV
preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating from both her peers and the judiciary.
This is the highest attorney rating bestowed by this respected organization
in terms of professional ability and expertise, as well as adherence to
the professional standards of conduct and ethics.
Randy is a former employee in the Parish Attorney's office
for the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge where he held positions as Assistant City Prosecutor in the
Office of the City Prosecutor, as Assistant Parish Attorney in the Code Enforcement Section, and as Special Assistant
Parish Attorney in the Litigation Section. Randy also served as the Director of the Collections Division within the office
from 2008-2016. In this role, Randy worked closely with the City-Parish Finance Department and served as their main
legal advisor, as well as had significant interaction with the Baton Rouge police department, Department of Public Works,
Baton Rouge Fire Department, and EMS. He has been licensed for over 25 years and has successfully represented numerous
individuals and businesses in many areas of law. Martindale-Hubbell has given Randy an AV
preeminent rating. Read more
ROPER LIGH has a diverse practice, with years of experience in various areas of the law.ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Our years of
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Cases handled include traffic violations, misdemeanors, and felonies.CORPORATIONS AND CONTRACTS - The lawyers of ROPER LIGH are well-versed in
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Non-Compete Agreements; and Litigation.CIVIL RIGHTS - We are experienced in representing government entities in the defense of civil rights
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ROPER LIGH represents both creditors and debtors in collection matters regarding debts which are sought to be enforced.AGENCY AND BOARD REPRESENTATION -
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