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Linda S Melancon

Estate planning Attorney at Baton Rouge, LA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1997
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Linda S. Melancon – Linda S. Melancon is an attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning,
Elder Law, Medicaid and VA benefit’s planning, Special Needs Planning, and Estate
Administration (Probate, Successions and Trust Administration).
Linda is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, certified by the
Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. She is also accredited by the Veterans Administration to
give advice regarding veterans’ benefits.


Linda graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University with a double major in business
administration and history and then attended Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law
Center where she graduated with her law degree in 1997.


While in law school, Linda received the Order of the Coif award for graduating in the top 10% of
her class and was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. She is a member of the Louisiana
Elder Law Task Force, the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association, the Academy of Special
Needs Planners and ElderCounsel.


Also active in the community, Linda has served as a board member for Ascension Parish Council
on Aging and the ARC of East Ascension. She is also a member of the Baton Rouge Association
of Women Attorneys and the Baton Rouge Aging Network. Linda also regularly presents
educational seminars for the public, as well as professional groups, on the importance of proper

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Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC
3956 Government St.
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC
1135 Lakeshore Drive
6th Floor
Lake Charles, LA, 70601
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Posted by Marian | March 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
She is wonderful! So very helpful.
My husband’s succession was difficult, but Linda handled it so well. And she has just finished my “final” paperwork. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Posted by Christine | March 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Legacy Estate and Elder Law
The law group of Legacy and Elder Law handled our will with professionalism and compassion. Their expert advise helped us plan and work through the estate and legal laws pertaining to our state. I would highly recommend them to handle your final wishes.
Posted by Cathy | January 22, 2024
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Excellent in Help With A Trust
I wanted to redo my will and at the same time create a trust so my daughter would not have to go through probate. A friend recommended Linda Melancon to me and from my first visit with her and her entire team I knew I was in good hands. Linda took my old will, created a new one and even found an error that my old lawyer had not caught which would have caused my daughter untold problems. She is that meticulous! I was kept up to date with each step of the trust building and Linda patiently answered my questions. I felt comfortable with her entire team guiding me and even helping me fill out certain documents. If you have decided to start planning your estate, I could not recommend Linda Melancon more. Her knowledge of estate planning is tremendous. No matter my question, she knew the answer. Her years of experience and her awards speak for themselves.
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Posted by Bobby | May 5, 2023
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All family members were out of state for dad’s succession.
Our dad’s succession was handled by Betty Raglin, Attorney. Our family was in the unfortunate situation with all siblings and our mom with dementia no longer residents of Louisiana. Ms Raglin was able to successfully complete dad’s succession over the telephone and online. She and her staff are very competent and professional.
Posted by Hope | November 19, 2021
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Family Estate Planning & Trusts
Linda and her team were great to work with when we decided to update our estate documents and set up a trust. She took the time to thoroughly understand our needs and wishes, then reviewed our options. Her staff was very patient in helping us get everything organized to complete the process. Everything was completed within a couple of months and now we have peace of mind for a lifetime.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2018
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Living Will
For years I wanted to prepare a will. For some reason I was scared to death. maybe it was fear I would die before the Living Will got signed. I liked that I was able to call and speak to someone on the phone. She answered a lot of my questions. When I meet with Linda and her staff they made me feel very much at ease. Giving me lots of information and facts about the law that I had no idea. I feel so much better that my wishes are in a Will. Thanks again to Linda and her staff.
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Posted by William | October 26, 2018
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Linda made it easy
Linda and her staff made the process of drafting a will so easy. She helped guide us through our goals and wishes as a young family to ensure our children would be taken care of and our assets would flow smoothly in the event of a death. It's not the most pleasant subject matter to tackle, and I think most people avoid it out of fear. I cannot recommend them enough. We were able to get a will, trust, power of attorneys, living will...etc all as a flat rate package. No hidden fees, no run-around. Just straight forward, professional guidance. It feels good to have that squared away for our family.
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Percy, Pujol & Wall
  • 1996 - 2002


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Mercer University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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


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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Issues Affecting Seniors and Those Who Love Them
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016

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Elder law Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Linda for several years and endorse her without reservation. Her combination of client focus and legal acumen makes her my go-to referral for any matter involving Louisiana elder law, estate planning, or successions. I highly recommend Linda to both prospective clients and other attorneys that need to refer work to her."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Linda is one of the most competent elder law attorneys in the state. In addition, she is outstanding in related areas, such as general estate planning, successions, and so forth. I highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Linda Melancon is a caring and highly competent attorney. Our firm has been pleased to work with her and her team on numerous estate planning and probate matters. It is with respect that I endorse Linda."
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Baton Rouge Estate planning Lawyer Linda S Melancon
Linda S Melancon
Estate planning Attorney
Baton Rouge, LA
Licensed for 26 years