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