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     I am an experienced criminal and civil law attorney.  I have worked as an Assistant Public Defender (felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile delinquency, and OCS) and have held legal positions such as a managing attorney with a prominent law firm in Baton Rouge; associate attorney at one of the largest personal injury firms in the US; and a law clierk at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.   I have practiced personal injury law throughout Louisiana.

      I am an active member of the community, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., NOLA Women for Change, and Beacon Light Baptist Church of Hammond.  My community service includes participating and hosting political forums for judicial and mayoral candidates, a Relay for Life committee member, voter registratrion drives, tutoring, mentoring, clothes drives, etiquette workshops,blood drives, and bone marrow drives.

     I enjoy going to music festivals and Saints games with my son, Jaiden.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    14 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    14 years
  3. Juvenile: 5%
  4. Family: 5%
    14 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Parker Layrisson

    Angela is an excellent lawyer who knows personal injury and criminal defense very well. She is smart, tough, and fair. I have worked with her on cases and against her in another case -- I'd rather be on her side any day!


    James Layrisson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Offices of Angela M. Elly, LLC

707 W. Coleman Ave, Suite B
Hammond, LA, 70403


LAEligible to practice law200207/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Angela M. Elly, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyParker Layrisson Law Firm2010 - 2014
Assistant Public Defender/Conflict AttorneyPublic Defender's Office, 21st Judicial Distirct2010 - 2013
AttorneyMorris Bart, LLC2007 - 2010
Law ClerkOrleans Parish Civil District Court2002 - 2003
Attorney and Law ClerkSterling Law Firm2002 - 2006
Law ClerkUS Department of Transportation/Washington DC2000 - 2000
English TeacherSarah T. Reed High School1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Louisiana Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Southern University - New OrleansEnglish EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jack and Jill of America, Healthy Living SummitGun Control2012