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Mary E. Roper

Personal injury Attorney at Baton Rouge, LA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Roper Ligh, LLC

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1993
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Mary

Learn Mary’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Representation of individuals and insurance companies in personal injury matters, including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability (slip and fall), wrongful death, and survival claims.

    31 years

  2. Car accident

    31 years

  3. Civil rights
    Litigation involving claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, including but not limited to false arrest, excessive force, false imprisonment, deliberate medical indifference/failure to treat.

    31 years

  4. Appeals
    Representation of individuals and corporate entities (governmental and commercial) in appeals of adverse decisions on the local, state, and federal level.

    31 years

I became an attorney because I wanted to help people.  It is rewarding knowing that I have been able to make a difference in another person’s life, to give them a voice, and to assist them in navigating a difficult time.  


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10839 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70810

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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detailed and conscientious attorney
I have consulted with Mary on multiple matters over the years and have always found her to be detailed and conscientious in her approach. She always gives me an honest and truthful assessment of my legal matters so that I can make an informed decision.
Posted by Chris | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
I've contacted the Roper Ligh law firm multiple times for legal assistance needed on various matters with my business. Mary has always been very helpful and easy to work with. She is very knowledgable and highly recommended.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Parish Attorney
  • Parish Attorney, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge
  • 2008 - 2014


  • University of Alabama
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Louisiana State University
  • B.A.
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mitchell v. University of Louisiana System, 154 F.Supp.3d 364 (M.D. La. 12/30/2015)
  • Enrolled in the case two months before trial and negotiated a favorable resolution.
  • Ball, et al v. LeBlanc, et al, 13-cv-368-BAJ-EWD, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; 2016 WL 7408855.
  • Reached a successful result upon appeal to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal on a major issue, which enabled a favorable settlement.
  • Lewis, et al v. Cain, et al, 15-cv-318-SDD-RLB, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.
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  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Arts Judicata Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2018 - Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Publications Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Former Council Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A
  • Governor's Sexual Assault Task Force
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Justice Coalition
  • Past Executive Board Member
  • N/A
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Teen Court Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys
  • Vice President
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Delegate
  • 2017 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Tribute Award
  • Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys
  • 2010


  • Baton Rouge Bar Association publication The Baton Rouge Lawyer, Vol. 1, Issue 4
  • Same-Sex Marriage; A Brief History Leading up to Obergefell v. Hodges
  • 2018
  • Law & Psychology Review
  • Reaching the Babies through the Mothers: The Effects of Prosecution on Pregnant Substance Abusers
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
  • “The Ethics of Threatening”
  • 2018
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • “Practicing Law Without Exacting Misery on Others”
  • 2018
  • Career and College Day
  • Pursuing a Legal Career
  • 2017
  • Community Justice Symposium
  • “Crime and the Criminal Justice System”
  • 2011
  • Louisiana State Bar Diversity Committee, Panel Presentation
  • “Superwomen – Female Attorneys Challenging the Rules of the Game”
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Mary
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Roper has a reputation for honesty, skill, diligence, and effectiveness as an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"An attorney who can handle litigation matters can handle any matter--that's how I would describe Mary. Through the years I have had the pleasure of working side by side with Mary in multiple litigation matters and was so impressed with her ability, strategy, demeanor and effectiveness that when it was time to start a new firm, I was fortunate enough to partner with her and we formed ROPER LIGH, LLC, and I have no regrets."
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