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James Parker Layrisson

Personal injury Attorney at Ponchatoula, LA

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Parker Layrisson

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    95%
    Helping 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. Focused on Car and Truck Wrecks, Back Injuries, Neck Injuries, and Brain Injuries.

    21 years

  2. Wrongful death
    5%
    Helping the Families of Wrongful Death Victims Maximize Financial Recovery, Minimize Stress, and Move Forward During the Most Difficult Times.

    21 years

  • 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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Location

Parker Layrisson Law Firm
200 E. Hickory St
Ponchatoula, LA, 70454

Reviews

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Posted by Jason | February 12, 2014
Excellent Law Office
They are an excellent law office who are highly respected members of our community. I hired Parker because outside references spoke highly of his office. I liked the constant contact and updates on the progress of my case
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2014
Strongly Recommend
Most recommended attorneys in Ponchatoula. Known for being trustworthy and personable. I was just nervous of feeling intimidated, but Mr. Parker and Angela are very personable attorneys who made me feel comfortable. They were willing to answer any and all of my questions and concerns. They also made sure I understood specifics. I would strongly recommend this legal team.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2013
He makes you feel comfortable and respected.
Parker is very knowledgeable in explaining legal rights to his clients. He makes you feel comfortable and respected. I would recommend him to family and friends. I am very pleased that I engaged his services. He's very professional and very caring.
Posted by Donna | October 30, 2013
Top Rate!!
Parker is a pleasure to work with. He is always professional yet very personable. I recommend using his firm to handle your legal services. Top Rate!!
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2013
I would highly recommend him to anyone that needed legal counsel!
Parker Layrisson was a pleasure to work with during my time of distress. He explained everything thoroughly to me of what steps he was taking. Always asked if I had any questions! Him and his staff were always timely in returning my calls and making me feel like I was his only client! I would highly recommend him to anyone that needed legal counsel! He's the greatest!
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Posted by Darin | September 26, 2013
Very Pleased with the Outcome
I think they did an outstanding job on our case. They helped us very much. We are very grateful. We will recommend them to other people. We trusted them with every aspect of our case. We are very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Gerald | September 23, 2013
I would recommend
I was kept informed from the beginning. They helped me with doctors. Mr. Layrisson and his staff made me feel I had chosen the right firm. I would recommend the firm to others.
Posted by Bryan | August 20, 2013
Would Recommend His Services to Anyone
Parker Layrisson and his team are excellent. Parker is extremely knowledgeable. He took the time to explain everything that I wanted to know at every step in the process. I am very pleased with the results of my case and would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Ebony | August 13, 2013
Very Satisfied With My Settlement and Will Recommend
I knew I was in good hands from the first phone call. They kept me informed every step of the way and made sure I knew what was going on. I never felt like a client, I felt more like a friend from all the love and hospitality from everyone at the law firm. In the end, I am very satisfied with my settlement and will recommend Parker Layrisson and Angela Elly to all in need.
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Posted by Britt | August 12, 2013
Professional, courteous and very knowledgeable of the law.
I consulted with Mr. Layrisson after being involved in an auto accident recently. During our consultation Mr. Layrisson and his staff were extremely kind, professional and informative. I ultimately decided not to pursue action against the other driver, but if I had, there is no doubt in my mind Parker Layrisson would have been the perfect lawyer to represent me. Even after my decision not to take legal action, Mr. Layrisson was concerned enough to call and check on the progress of my injuries. Parker is certainly a credit to his profession.
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Posted by Roy | July 11, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Parker is a very excellent attorney. Him and his staff made me feel that my case was very important to them and also did a very good job at keeping me informed. I had great results from him as my attorney and would recommend his staff and him to anyone seeking an attorney.
Posted by Brandon | July 2, 2013
I would highly recommend his expertise.
I was involved in an auto accident and some friends recommended Parker. When I came in for consultation I was surprised that I was given more than two hours of uninterrupted time. Parker explained everything in great detail and did not give false reassurance. I felt very comfortable as he came down to my level to explain things to me. He kept me informed as promised in a timely manner. He is also easily accessible. I would highly recommend his expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2013
DWI Case Dismissed
Being in the public eye it was imperative that I find an attorney that believed in me and be willing to fight for the truth in my DWI case. Parker Layrisson respected my image and fought behind the scenes to scrutinize the officers report and expose the improper procedures and false accusations towards me and my case. Through a long four year process, Parker stood by my side and never gave up hope on winning the case. Ultimately my case was dismissed. Through my experience, Parker isn't your typical attorney after just the money. He is top of the line, truly in it to help the client and will fight for you till the very end. A big thank you goes out to Parker and his team. It is through their persistence, dedication, and expertise that I can put this case in the past and move on in my life. -- Ex Pro Athlete
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2013
Wonderful To Work With
Parker and his team were wonderful to work with. I would recommend him to everyone. They made me feel like I could put my trust in them.
Posted by Melinda | June 3, 2013
A Very Positive Experience
It has been a very positive experience. Parker and his staff always made me feel as though my case was just as important to them as it was to me.
Posted by Michael | June 3, 2013
I would recommend anyone who would like to have their lives put back together after a horrible accident to Parker Layrisson.
When I came to Parker, I was skeptical. I do not have a lot of faith in attorneys due to the way they portray themselves in advertisements. Parker made me to understand the process and told me exactly what to expect, the good and the bad. He presented himself as a professional and made me feel like he cared about my case. I was equally impressed with Angela Elly as she had been delegated to handle aspects of my case. She is a very knowledgeable attorney and very good at her job. I would recommend anyone who would like to have their lives put back together after a horrible accident to Parker Layrisson.
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Posted by Charles | May 31, 2013
Excellent Overall Rating
I was recommended by a family member to let Mr. Layrisson handle my auto accident case. I am very pleased with the whole process that him and his team performed for me. Whenever I get the opportunity to recommend him to someone else I will do so. Thanks Parker & staff.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2013
Very Pleased with the Professionalism
From the beginning to the end of my case, I was very pleased with the professionalism, as well as always being informed with any details regarding my case. I also always felt welcomed and comfortable discussing any details or information that pertained to any changes or information needed.
Posted by Mia | April 9, 2013
Simply one of the BEST!!
Knowing Attorney Layrisson's reputation initially led me to him, but after being involved in a second accident, his professionalism and character made me return. He and his staff were excellent about keeping me informed every step of the way. I was a bit uneasy about hiring an attorney, but he answered all the questions I had and made me feel more comfortable about the entire process. I not only received great customer service, but I also learned a lot that I find myself sharing with others who have similar situations. I would NEVER hesitate to recommend Attorney Layrisson!
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Posted by Mike | March 29, 2013
An Excellent attorney, Parker Layrisson
Parker was a pleasure to work with during my time of distress. He did an incredible job of educating me about my case and keeping me informed about the progress of my case every step of the way. He and his office staff are always professional and timely with communication, which I value highly. I would recommend Parker to anyone in need of legal advice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-39%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Parker Layrisson Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate / Partner
  • Scandurro & Layrisson, LLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • USDC EDLA (Federal District Court)
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Louisiana Department of Justice
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Editor in Chief
  • Louisiana Law Review
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Global Wildlife Foundation v. Nicholas Brilleaux
  • Plaintiff's request for Injunctive Relief DENIED; Defendant's request for attorney's fees GRANTED

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Parishes of Louisiana American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • LSU Law Chancellor's Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 21st JDC Young Lawyers Association
  • Member / President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star (Personal Injury: Plaintiffs)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star (Personal Injury: Plaintiffs)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star (DUI/DWI Defense)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Louisiana
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star (Personal Injury: Plaintiffs)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers as Chosen By Their Peers
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

  • LSBA CLE
  • Professionalism for Judges and Lawyers
  • 2011
  • The Ponchatoula Times
  • Ask an Attorney
  • 2004
  • Louisiana Law Review
  • Admissability of Expert Witness Testimony at Summary Judgment in Louisiana
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Parishes of Louisiana American Inn of Court
  • Building Client Trust
  • 2015
  • Winning DWI Cases
  • Ethics & Client Communications
  • 2013
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association CLE
  • DWI 101: Attacking Your Basic Drunk Driving Case
  • 2013
  • CLE for Florida Parishes of Louisiana American Inn of Court
  • DWI 101: Attacking Your Basic Drunk Driving Case
  • 2012
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association CLE
  • Professionalism From the Bench and Bar
  • 2012
  • Louisiana State Bar Association CLE
  • Professionalism From the Bench and Bar
  • 2011
  • City Club Law Enforcement Banquet
  • Louisiana Department of Justice -- Attorney General
  • 2011
  • Chamber of Commerce Legislative Hobnob
  • 2011 Legislative Priorities
  • 2011
  • Rotary Meeting
  • Port Manchac Economic Development
  • 2010
  • Kiwanis Club Meeting
  • Port Manchac Economic Development
  • 2010
  • Kiwanis Meeting
  • Small Town Law Practice
  • 2008
  • Kiwanis Meeting
  • Louisiana Department of Justice Programs
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (52)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Parker and I have worked together on several cases. Parker is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community. If you are looking to retain one of the best lawyers in Louisiana, I highly recommend and endorse Parker Layrisson."
Wrongful death Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parker is a smart, passionate and accomplished Attorney. He continues to work extremely hard to advocate for his clients. Because of his passion and dedication I recommend Parker without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"His DWI handbook is a must add to every attorney's bookshelf. It was very helpful to me when I was trying to find my feet in DWI defense."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parker Layrisson is an excellent attorney. While I have not worked with Mr. Layrisson directly, I know his reputation well. I have also referred to his material on car accidents for use in my own practice. What is most impressive about Mr. Layrisson is his commitment to the legal profession. He has made a positive impact on the way that we practice law, and I admire him for the things he has done to help other attorneys become better lawyers. His contribution has left a mark that will be forever cherished and celebrated within the legal community. For those reasons, I highly recommend Parker Layrisson."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Layrisson is a very competent and trustworthy attorney in Louisiana. He fights hard for the interests of his clients and is knowledgeable on the law, even publishing books on personal injury and other legal matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Parker is passionate, caring, highly intelligent, approachable, and client-focused. In short, he is the kind of personal injury lawyer I would turn to if I had PI case. I have no hesitation in recommending him to my clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Friend
"Parker is a highly skilled and knowledgable attorney. I've known him for years and he is a genuine and honest person. He strives to help not only his clients, but to improve the legal community as a whole. He is an asset to our profession and a wonderful person."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parker is a knowledgable and reputable attorney. I highly recommend his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parker is a wonderful advocate for his clients. He is a caring, responsive, and smart lawyer. Parker is available, accessible, and affable in his representations."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parker is a great asset to our legal community. The activities that he has organized alone bring new and exciting ideas to the legal field."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Parker is not only an execellent lawyer but in addition he has developed a wonderful business plan which works to improve the respect of the profession. He is willing to share his plan in order to help promose a greater respect for attorneys accross the board."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Other
"Parker wrote a tremendous book for injury victims, Accident Handbook, that is very thorough and easy to understand. Parker's book is an invaluable resource for injury victims. Parker is a very bright and resourceful injury lawyer and his book helps raise our profession to a higher level. Thank you, Parker, for taking the time to write such a fantastic book!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Parker. His passion for representing people injured in car accidents is overly apparent. I would not hesitate to refer clients to his team."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Parker is an incredibly knowledgeable and skilled attorney who has built strong relationships with his clients through quality representation and communications."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Friend
"I proudly endorse Parker Layrisson and would not hesitate to refer clients to him team."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Parker is one of the best DWI defense attorneys in Louisiana. He is dedicated to his clients and takes a detailed approach to his cases. I would certainly recommend Parker to anyone facing a DWI charge."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Layrisson. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
Business Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Layrisson is an experienced and skilled litigator and lawyer. He is highly respected within the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous clients to Parker for the handling of their DWI matters and all have been pleased with the results Parker obtained for them. I will continue to send my DUI/DWI clients to Parker for handling."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Parker is an excellent attorney who passionately represents each and every one of his clients. Due to his experience, Parker has had great success in personal injury and DWI defense cases"
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Ponchatoula Personal injury Lawyer James Parker Layrisson
James Parker Layrisson
Personal injury Attorney
Ponchatoula, LA
Licensed for 21 years