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August, 2020

Partner, Mary E. Roper, was appointed to the Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association.

August, 2020

Partner, Mary E. Roper, was a participating artist and committee member for the Arts Judicata fundraising event which was held to benefit the programs of the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation. Formed in the 1989, the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation serves a vital role in our community from providing law-related educational resources to area educators, to representing low-income residents in local courts, to awarding scholarships to deserving students. The purpose of the foundation is to improve and facilitate the administration of justice, to promote study and research in the field of law, to provide legal services to the indigent and mentally disabled, to provide educational support and outreach to youth in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Some of the programs supported are the Pro Bono Project, Teen Court, Region 3 High School Mock Trial Competition, Law Day and scholarships to worthy students at LSU and Southern Law Centers.

April 2020

Partner Mary E. Roper served on a panel of local bar leaders, in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Bar Association, to help the 19th Judicial District Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeal judges facilitate virtual town hall meetings to field questions from bar members on court operations during the Covid19 pandemic.

November 11, 2019

Partner Mary E. Roper has been elected to the LSBA House of Delegates for the 2020 term. The House of Delegates is the Louisiana State Bar Association's policy-making body.

November 2019

ROPER LIGH partner Randy B. Ligh was elected to the Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association (GBRCTA) Board of Directors for 2020. The GBRCTA Board is a 15 member volunteer board aimed at the promotion of tennis in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes.

August 22, 2019

ROPER LIGH partners Mary E. Roper and Randy B. Ligh presented The Fundamentals and Advanced Techniques of Cross Examination at the first meeting of the 2019-2020 year of the Dean Henry George McMahon chapter of the American Inn of Court.

August 2019

ROPER LIGH partner Mary E. Roper has been named President of the Dean Henry George McMahon chapter of the American Inn of Court. The Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court was created in 1989, and is the 71st chapter of the American Inn of Court. Its objectives include promoting excellence in legal advocacy with an emphasis on ethics, civility and professionalism, and the mentoring of law students, recent law school graduates and less experienced lawyers to improve their abilities as lawyers and counselors.

May 2019

Former East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney, Mary E. Roper, and former Special Assistant Parish Attorney and Assistant City Prosecutor, Randy B. Ligh, announced the formation of ROPER LIGH, LLC. The two attorneys have a combined legal experience of over fifty years and are focusing their practice on representing governmental agencies, boards, and commissions; corporate and business matters, including contract disputes; homeowner associations/subdivision matters; personal injury; general litigation; and select criminal defense matters.

ROPER LIGH has a diverse practice, with years of experience in various areas of the law.ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Our years of experience in municipal government give us the knowledge and skills to provide representation to individuals appearing before local, state, and federal administrative bodies.CIVIL AND CRIMINAL APPEALS - ROPER LIGH attorneys have experience in local, state, and federal criminal litigation and appeals. Cases handled include traffic violations, misdemeanors, and felonies.CORPORATIONS AND CONTRACTS - The lawyers of ROPER LIGH are well-versed in Corporate and Business Law, including entity Formation (Partnership, LLC, Corporation); Contractual Disputes; Unfair Trade Practices Act; Non-Compete Agreements; and Litigation.CIVIL RIGHTS - We are experienced in representing government entities in the defense of civil rights claims under state and federal law, including but not limited to excessive force under 42 USC 1983, false arrest, and false imprisonment. Additionally, we are able to provide representation to individuals who have been the victim of a civil rights violation in these areas.COLLECTIONS - ROPER LIGH represents both creditors and debtors in collection matters regarding debts which are sought to be enforced.AGENCY AND BOARD REPRESENTATION - ROPER LIGH advises government agencies, boards, and commissions in their legal obligations under the law, such as the Louisiana Public Records Law and the Louisiana Open Meetings Law.HOMEOWNER AND CONDO ASSOCIATION - We advise homeowner and condo associations in drafting and amendment of entity documents, including corporate charters, subdivision restrictions, restrictive covenants, bylaws, and in the collection of assessments and fines/filing of liens. We also represent individual homeowners in such disputes. PERSONAL INJURY - ROPER LIGH's Personal Injury practice includes the representation of injured individuals, as well as the representation of businesses in defense of such claims, including insurance coverage disputes. WILLS AND SUCCESSIONS - ROPER LIGH drafts legal documents for individuals to plan for their future - wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and trusts. Additionally, we provide representation for heirs and/ or executors in succession matters, such as the probate of a will and obtaining a judgment of possession. ROPER LIGH, experienced, attorneys, Louisiana law firms, Baton Rouge, administrative law, criminal appeals, corporate, contracts, collections, collection services, civil rights, excessive force, false arrest, agency, boards, representation, homeowners, condo, litigations, personal injury, wills, successions, Mary Roper, Randy Ligh, parish attorney, former prosecutor, defense attorney, notary, accident, wreck, insurance, lawsuit, court, hearing, legal, Louisiana attorney, Louisiana lawyer, collection attorney, collection lawyer, public records law, legal advisor, government attorney, government lawyer, legal representation, legal help, Baton Rouge law firm, Chinese lawyers, Asian lawyers, Chinese attorney, Asian attorney, female attorney, female lawyer, women attorney, women lawyer, lady attorney, lady lawyer, Truck, 18 wheeler, Negligence, Auto, Automobile, Dwi, Alcohol, MIP, Underage, DUI, HOA, Estate, Estate planning, Creditor, Debtor, Covenants, Declarations, Restrictions