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About James Layrisson

About me

  • I help people injured in car accidents recover the compensation they deserve without needless frustration and stress, even if they have no money to pay me or their doctors.
  • Louisiana lawyer Parker Layrisson has held the best peer ranking available to attorneys since 2009: Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious AV Preeminent rating. This review means that Louisiana judges and lawyers have rated Mr. Layrisson for very high ethical standards and very high to preeminent legal abilities. Mr. Layrisson also was named as a “Top Lawyer” for New Orleans Magazine in 2009.   Since 2011, he has maintained a 10.0 rating on Avvo.  In 2012, Mr. Layrison received the LexisNexis Client Distinction Award for excellence in quality of service, responsiveness, communication ability, and value for money.  Finally, in 2012 and 2013, Louisiana Super Lawyers named him to its "Rising Star" list.
  • Mr. Layrisson is a former #1-ranked LSU Law student, who served as editor-in-chief of the Louisiana Law Review, and achieved membership in the Order of the Coif (top 10% graduates). He also won awards for obtaining the highest grades in Criminal Law, Federal Civil Procedure (courses I & II), Obligations, and Jurisprudence. Finally, he published a law review paper, co-authored a DWI law book, wrote an auto accident handbook, and authored several other legal reports.

    EDUCATION
    • LSU Law Center, J.D., graduated with honors
    • Tulane University, B.A., graduated with honors
    • American University, completed semester criminal justice program


     
    EXPERIENCE
    • Federal Judicial Law Clerk
    • Louisiana Assistant Attorney General
    • Special Counsel to the Louisiana Attorney General
    • Ponchatoula City Prosecutor
    • Special Counsel to Tangipahoa Parish
    • Counsel to Tangipahoa Parish Drainage District #1
    • Counsel to Ponchatoula Police Department
    • President of Port Manchac
    • Congressional Staff to U.S. Representative
    • Research Assistant to LSU Law Professor

     
    MEMBERSHIPS (past and present)
    • American, Federal, Louisiana State, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and 21st Judicial District Bar Associations
    • Florida Parishes Chapter of the American Inns of Court
    • 21st Judicial District Young Lawyers Association, President
    • Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow
    • LSU Law Chancellor's Council
    • Southeast Spouse Abuse Program, Vice President/Treasurer
    • Ponchatoula Rotary Club, President-Elect
    • Hammond City Club, Board Member
    • Leadership Tangipahoa
    • Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce
    • Hammond Chamber of Commerce
    • Leaders Impacting Tomorrow's Tangipahoa
    • Boy Scouts of America, Friends of Scouting fundraising chairman

    REFERENCES
  • Former employer and Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub publicly described Parker Layrisson as "a first-rate young man and an emerging legal talent… [who] possesses an exceptionally bright legal mind and a wealth of wisdom and common sense."

  • Tom Enmon, a client and President of Jani-King's Gulf Coast Region, added this: "Parker Layrisson is an excellent attorney. He has represented my company with great skill. I'd recommend Parker to anyone seeking a good trial lawyer."
    Other references are available upon request.

    PERSONAL
  • Parker Layrisson resides in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He is married to Brandie Bruno Layrisson.  They worship at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Ghost Catholic Church.  
  • In addition to practicing law, Mr. Layrisson has authored several books, consumer guides, and a newspaper column. He has also volunteered coaching youth basketball and baseball. He is a past president of the Ponchatoula Rotary Club, Port Manchac, and the 21st JDC Young Lawyers Association.

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