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Linda S. Melancon, the owner of The Legacy Center of Louisiana, L.L.C., has a practice devoted to helping Louisiana families leave a lasting legacy.
She does this through her work in the areas of Elder Law, Medicaid planning, VA benefits planning, estate planning, successions, probate, and business planning.
As an accomplished speaker, Ms. Melancon also regularly presents educational seminars for the public, as well as private groups, on the importance of proper estate planning.
Ms. Melancon graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University with a double major in business administration and history and then attended Louisiana State University Law School, where she graduated with her Juris Doctor degree in 1997.
After graduating from law school, Ms.Melancon began practicing in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
While in law school, Ms. Melancon received the Order of the Coif award for graduating in the top 10% of her class, was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and received the CALI award for attaining the highest grade in her Business Associations class. Ms. Melancon is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and a member of the Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Also very active in the community, Ms. Melancon is the Projects Chair of the East Ascension Notary Club, the missions Team Leader at NewSong Methodist Church, a member of the LA Bar Association Elder Law Task Force, and the President of the Senior Care Planning Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
Ms. Melancon is married and has three children and four grandchildren.
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||1997||09/06/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rosemary Volunteer Award||Alzheimer's Services of the Greater Baton Rouge Area||2014|
|Rotarian of the Year||Rotary Club of East Ascension||2012|
|Community Service Award||Rotary Club of East Ascension||2009|
|Attorney||Legacy Center of Louisiana||2002 - Present|
|Attorney||Percy, Pujol & Wall||1996 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Networking for Seniors||Member||2015 - Present|
|the Arc of East Ascension||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Serving Our Seniors||Member||2014 - Present|
|Ascension Council on Aging||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Baton Rouge Aging Network||Member||2011 - Present|
|Order of the Coif||Member||N/A|
|Louisiana State Bar Association, Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Tift College||Business Admin, History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Mercer University||Business Admin, History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Legal Issues Affecting Seniors and Those Who Love Them||Estate Planning||2016|