Randy B. Ligh
"Practicing law is rewarding for me because I am able to change people's lives in a positive way. There is nothing more satisfying than that."
Randy B. Ligh 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 Assistant Parish Attorney and Special Assistant Parish Attorney in the Litigation Section.
In 2008 Randy was promoted to the position of Director of the Collections Division where he supervised and was responsible for the collection of funds owed to the City-Parish. Under his leadership, the City-Parish collected subrogation for damage to City-Parish property, worker's compensation payments/liens, outstanding and delinquent funds for occupational license and sales tax matters, EMS transports, unpaid parking tickets, condemnation liens and weed liens. Within the duties of the Director of Collections, Randy handled the litigation of the Division, which included collection matters on behalf of the City-Parish and where the City-Parish was named as a defendant, as well as significant tax obligations and included contractual matters where money was involved. Randy worked closely with the City-Parish Finance Department in this role, 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.
During and after his career in local government, Randy managed a part-time private practice where he represented clients in multiple areas including personal injury, criminal defense, corporate transactions, wills and estates, and litigation. Some of his clients appeared before various boards of the State of Louisiana. In 2018 he founded the firm of LIGH BOLTON before entering into a partnership with Mary Roper with the formation of ROPER LIGH in 2019.
From a personal standpoint, Randy is an avid tennis player and regularly captains numerous adult tennis teams competing in the various leagues under the umbrella of the Louisiana Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association. Under his guidance, several of his teams have represented Baton Rouge in state tournaments and Louisiana in regional tennis tournaments. In 2017, Randy's Baton Rouge-based team represented the Southern Tennis Association at the National tournament. Thus, if he is not "in court" for his clients, then Randy is "on the court" sharpening his athletic skills. In either arena, he is a formidable opponent.
Randy has an AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest attorney peer rating in terms of professional ability and expertise, as well as adherence to the professional standards of conduct and ethics.
Juris Doctor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (LSU), 1993
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/English Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1990
Acadiana High School, Lafayette, LA, 1986
Louisiana State Bar (October, 1993)
American Inns of Court (Dean Henry George McMahon-Baton Rouge chapter)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Louisiana chapter
Baton Rouge Bar Association

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