About Our Firm
With offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Ponchatoula, Louisiana, the attorneys and staff of the Parker Layrisson Law Firm are ready to help you protect your rights and educate yourself on legal matters. Our practice focuses on helping people handle auto accident injuries, DWI/DUI and criminal defense, and other litigation.
Our team includes three attorneys, each experienced in varied practice areas. Learn more about each of them, along with the members of our staff, below.
Parker Layrisson, Attorney at Law
Parker is the founder of the Parker Layrisson Law Firm and an experienced criminal and civil trial attorney. He is a Tulane University honors graduate and a former No. 1 ranked LSU Law student who served as Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review.
In 2009, Parker received Martindale.com’s highest peer review rating for legal abilities and ethical standards (AV Preeminent). Later that year, New Orleans Magazine named him to its “Top Lawyers” list. In 2011, the world’s largest legal directory, Avvo.com, awarded Parker its highest available rating (10.0 Superb). He received the Martindale.com / Lawyers.com "Client Distinction Award" and recognition on the Louisiana Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" list in 2012.
Parker has worked as United States Judicial Law Clerk, Louisiana Assistant Attorney General, and Ponchatoula City Prosecutor. He has also served as President of Port Manchac, President of the Ponchatoula Rotary Club, and Vice President of the SAFE domestic violence prevention and intervention agency.
He is the author or co-author of Accident Handbook: Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid, DWI Handbook: Insider Information on Louisian Drunk Driving Law, DWI Checklist: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid, Negotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases, and the "Ask an Attorney" newspaper column.
Angela Elly, Attorney at Law
Angela, a native of New Orleans, is an equally experienced criminal and civil trial attorney who has practiced law throughout Louisiana. She has held prominent attorney positions in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the Northshore, including Assistant Public Defender and Judicial Law Clerk.
In addition to plantiff personal injury and criminal trial defense, she handles juvenile cases, expungements, and post-conviction relief. Angela received her undergraduate degree from Southern University at New Orleans and her law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.
Angela is an active member of the community, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Jack and Jill of America, Inc.; NOLA Women for Change; and Beacon Light Baptist Church of Hammond.
Summer Duhe, Attorney at Law
Summer’s practice focuses on criminal defense, automobile accident injury claims, and legal technology. A lifelong resident of Hammond, she received her bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1997, her paralegal certificate from the University of New Orleans in 1999, and her law degree from Southern University Law Center in 2005. She is also currently a candidate for a Master's in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. In addition to practicing law, Duhe has taught paralegals at the Baton Rouge College and instructed Continuing Legal Education classes.
Since 1998, Duhe has held licenses as a Notary Public, Private Investigator, and Paralegal. She has been a member of the 21st Judicial Bar Association, National Association of Legal Assistants, and the American Bar Association. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, Ladies of the 21st Judicial District Bar, and the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Summer is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ponchatoula. She is an avid student of wildcrafting, loves the outdoors, and is a certified "techno-geek," with a passion for improving the quality, delivery, access, and affordability of legal services through the use of technology.
Tanya Kimberlin, Paralegal
Tanya assists our attorneys with legal research sufficient to compose legal documents and correspondence relevant to personal injury litigation. She also obtains and summarizes medical records and bills. Tanya holds a BA in History from Southeastern Louisiana University and completed LSU’s Law Program for Continuing Education for Paralegal Certification in 2006. Tanya enjoys spending time with her son Rylan, daughter Kinsley, and husband Donald.
Meghan Notariano, Law Clerk
Meghan began her career with our firm as an undergraduate intern and earned a full-time position upon graduation from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Political Science. She performs a variety of important tasks, projects, and office duties. Meghan recently achieved admission into Southern University Law Center, and she will continue her employment with the firm on a part-time basis while studying to become a lawyer. Meghan enjoys her free time by reading and spending time with family and friends.
Joe Dunams, Paralegal
Joe assists our team with document management, file preparation, and communications. He completed his associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from ITT Technical Institute. Joe has a passion for learning about the law and is a hard worker. In his free time, Joe enjoys reading mystery novels, listening to music, and following sports.
Ashley Richardson, Marketing Director
Ashley communicates the firm’s services and news updates to the public, handles sponsorship requests and completes graphic designs projects. She also produces the firm's quarterly newsletters. Ashley holds a BA in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. She loves spending time with her two daughters and husband Ben.
Greg Crovetto, Intern
Greg assists the firm staff with various tasks while gaining experience in a law firm setting. Greg is a 2010 graduate of Ponchatoula High School and currently a freshman at Southeastern Louisiana University. His major is Organizational Communication and he plans to attend law school after obtaining his undergraduate degree.
Claire Triay, Assistant
Claire assists our firm with a variety of duties, from client communications to social media marketing. She is a Hammond High School honors graduate currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Southeastern Louisiana University. She plans to become a criminal defense attorney. Claire enjoys going to the movies and spending time with her family and friends.
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