Born and raised on the bayous of Houma, Louisiana, I, too, knew from a young age I wanted to be an attorney. My parents like to tell stories of my early days of negotiations and how I had my younger cousins sign contracts to lock them into performing with me at the local summer camp talent show. I’d like to think my skills (both legal and dancing) have improved a bit since the age of nine.
In 2010, I drove my VW convertible bug west to the big city of Lafayette, Louisiana and never looked back. I attended the University of Louisiana of Lafayette (UL) where I studied Political Science (Pre-Law), Business Administration, and Spanish. During my tenure at UL, I served in many leadership roles including, but not limited to Political Science Club President, an Associate Justice on the Student Government Association’s Judicial Branch, and an administrative officer for the Phi Nu Chapter of Delta Delta Delta fraternity. I received my bachelor’s degree in 2014 and then my Maltese, Ellie Mae, and I were off to Louisiana State University (LSU) for the next four years.
I began my time at LSU at Paul M. Hebert Law Center where I, again, dedicated my time to my studies, as well as several student organizations and advocacy programs. I was a 2015 finalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition and member of the Law Center’s Moot Court Board. I also served as a legal extern to United States District Judge John W. DeGravelles in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and LSU Law Cheerleading Captain (I told you my dancing has improved).
During my 2L (second) year at the Law Center, I applied and was accepted to LSU’s Flores MBA Program where I had the opportunity to learn from award-winning MBA instructors, participate in national case competitions and international trips (e.g., China), and serve as a Graduate Assistant for the MBA-level Negotiations and Business Law courses.
I earned my dual J.D./MBA and Graduate Degree in Comparative Law from LSU in 2018. Since that time, I have worked for one local defense firm (Allen & Gooch) and one national defense firm before finding my home with Parker & Landry in May 2022. I have dedicated most of my practice to serving employers and their insurers in all aspects of litigation—including the areas of workers’ compensation, general liability, employment, professional liability, and collections. However, I also represent adoptive parents through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services in agency adoptions throughout the Acadiana region.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, planning my next getaway or themed party, and leveling up on Duolingo.