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Oct. 1, 2013 - The Louisiana State Bar Association recently recognized Parker Layrisson for his contributions to the Wills for Heroes Initiative of the LSBA Young Lawyers Division.
Earlier this year, Layrisson lead a team of approximately 20 attorneys, notaries, and other volunteers by organizing a Wills for Heroes event at the Ponchatoula Police Department. The event was sponsored by the Wills for Heroes Foundation, LSBA Young Lawyers' Division, and Ponchatoula Rotary Club. Approximately one third of the Ponchatoula police force received wills at no cost to officers through the Ponchatoula event.
"Wills for Heroes is a great program, and I was thankful for the opportunity to participate," said Layrisson. "We could not have pulled off a successful event without the hard work of a team of incredible volunteers dedicated to helping protect those who protect us. I'm especially grateful to LSBA Young Lawyers’ Division Chairman Larry Centola and Ponchatoula Chief of Police Bry Layrisson for their support and hard work."
Wills for Heroes is a statewide program to help police officers, firefighters and other first responders. Through the program, volunteer attorneys provide free wills and other estate planning documents for emergency first responders. The LSBA Young Lawyers’ Division Wills for Heroes program is designed and overseen by the Wills for Heroes Foundation, which has helped tens of thousands of first responders by implementing these programs nationwide.
"Our entire team of volunteers deserves to share in this honor," commented Layrisson as he received the certificate of appreciation.
Feb. 15, 2013 - Attorney Parker Layrisson of the Parker Layrisson Law Firm recently earned the Client Distinction Award from LexisNexis, the company behind Lawyers.com. and Martindale-Hubbell. The honor was made possible by clients of the firm who completed a survey and rated him exceptional in the following areas: communications ability, responsiveness, quality of service, and value for money.
"Every member of our team works together to assure our clients experience is the best it can be," said Layrisson. "That's why we are so proud of an award like this. The most important part of our practice is taking great care of our clients.
Layrisson earned a Client Review Rating Score of 5 on a scale of 1-5. Less than 4 percent of the more than 900,000 attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been awarded this distinction.
Layrisson's practice focuses on helping people handle auto accident injuries, DWI/DUI and criminal defense, and other litigation.
Jan. 2, 2013 - For the second year in a row, Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine has named local lawyer Parker Layrisson to its "Rising Stars" list of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Less than three percent of Louisiana lawyers make the list.
In 2012, Layrisson was recognized by Super Lawyers for excellence in personal injury law. This year, he is the only "Rising Star" recognized in the practice area of DWI defense.
"Our entire team deserves to share in this honor," said Layrisson. "I'm blessed with an outstanding support staff and exceptional co-counsel. I could not provide clients this level of legal services without their excellent work."
The selections for the list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division. The national rating service identifies lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Layrisson was named to the "Rising Stars" list, launched in 1998 by Super Lawyers to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state, those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
The multi-phased selection process includes peer nominations and independent research. Last year, nearly 5,000 peer nominations were submitted in Louisiana, but no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state received the honor.
Lawyers are evaluated for the list on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts; settlements and transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and other professional activity; pro bono and community service; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.
The list of attorneys selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers appears in the January 2013 issue of Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine and Louisiana Life Magazine. It can also be found on online at www.superlaywers.com.
Layrisson, 35, has practiced law for ten years. He is the founder of the Parker Layrisson Law Firm, with offices located in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Ponchatoula. His law practice focuses on auto accident injury and DWI defense. Since 2009, Layrisson has maintained Martindale.com¹s highest peer review rating for legal abilities and ethical standards (AV Preeminent). In 2009, New Orleans Magazine named him to its ³Top Lawyers² list. In 2011, the world¹s largest legal directory, Avvo.com, awarded Layrisson its highest available rating (10.0 Superb). In 2012, he received the "Client Distinction Award" from Lawyers.com and Martindale.com.
Layrisson has worked as United States Judicial Law Clerk, Louisiana Assistant Attorney General, and Ponchatoula City Prosecutor. He is a Tulane University and LSU Law honors graduate who served as Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review. He is also the author of a monthly newspaper column called ³Ask an Attorney,² a book chapter entitled "The Art of the DUI Plea Deal," and a consumer report entitled "DWI Checklist: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid."
Layrisson is married to Brandie Bruno Layrisson, a licensed clinical social worker. The couple lives in Ponchatoula.