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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.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 90%
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
  3. Litigation: 5%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Babcock

    Mark has handled many complicated appeals for our office totaling millions of dollars. His research is always thorough and is his analysis is always compelling.


    Stephen Babcock Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mark D. Plaisance

500 W. Third Street
Thibodaux, LA, 7030`


LAEligible to practice law199408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersAcadiana Profile Magazine2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMark Plaisance1994 - Present
JudgeBaker City Court2003 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
LaFourche Parish Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Baton Rouge Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Baton Rouge Bar Association publicationAuthentic Act Requires Physical Presence of Notary in Witness2016
Baton Rouge Bar Association publicationAround the BarN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nicholls State UniversityGeneral BusinessA.S.N/A
Nicholls State UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LaFourche Parish Bar AssociationCivil Law Recent Developments2015
LaFourche Parish Bar AssociationCivil Law Recent Developments2014
Baton Rouge Bar AssociationAppellate Practice2014
EBR Office of Public DefenderCurrent Topics in Criminal Law2013
Baton Rouge Bar AssociationAppellate Writing2013
EBR Office of Public DefenderEthical Representation2011
LaFourche Parish Bar AssociationProfessionalism of Lawyering2010
Baton Rouge Bar AssociationEthics2004