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Mark is known for handling numerous high-profile and complicated appeals - an area of practice that requiring unique skills not often associated with the typical trial lawyer.
In practice since 1994, Mark has dedicated the greater part of his legal career to representing clients before various state and federal appellate courts. Additionally, Mark served for six years as Baker City Court Judge, enjoying the distinction of never having a decision reversed by a higher court.
Not just experience, but the right experience.
Deconstructing legal theory and writing logical and clear briefs requires a dedicated practice. Mark's first career in journalism provided him a great foundation. Success as a reporter, editor, and publisher is a matter of gathering facts and screening for truth with the goal of communicating a message that can be understood. Also is the ability to handle volumes of information. With appellate records ranging in size from one volume to often more than a dozen, it is critical that the appellate attorney have the ability to hone in to the important information quickly and then produce a brief is clear and concise, a brief where clarity is key.
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||1994||08/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers||Acadiana Profile Magazine||2016|
|Attorney||Mark Plaisance||1994 - Present|
|Judge||Baker City Court||2003 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|LaFourche Parish Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Baton Rouge Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Fifth Circuit Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|Baton Rouge Bar Association publication||Authentic Act Requires Physical Presence of Notary in Witness||2016|
|Baton Rouge Bar Association publication||Around the Bar||N/A|
|Nicholls State University||General Business||A.S.||N/A|
|Nicholls State University||Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|LaFourche Parish Bar Association||Civil Law Recent Developments||2015|
|LaFourche Parish Bar Association||Civil Law Recent Developments||2014|
|Baton Rouge Bar Association||Appellate Practice||2014|
|EBR Office of Public Defender||Current Topics in Criminal Law||2013|
|Baton Rouge Bar Association||Appellate Writing||2013|
|EBR Office of Public Defender||Ethical Representation||2011|
|LaFourche Parish Bar Association||Professionalism of Lawyering||2010|
|Baton Rouge Bar Association||Ethics||2004|