Loyola University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
• Loyola Law Review, Managing Editor, 1997-1998
• William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team, 1998
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1994
United States Supreme Court, 2015
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1998
Eastern District of Louisiana, 1998
Middle District of Louisiana, 1998
Western District of Louisiana, 1998
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a lawyer. I love taking a tough problem, looking at it from different perspectives, and coming up with the best solutions. I also understand the significant impact a lawyer can have on someone’s life as an advocate, a trusted advisor, or simply as a caring listener. I have been both a lawyer and a client and so I know firsthand the trust that clients place in their lawyers and the comfort experienced by them knowing that their legal issues are in capable hands or that someone is fighting for them. I helped form Wallace Meyaski with these core principles in mind.
I bring nearly twenty years of legal experience and dedicated client service to the firm. I am a seasoned trial lawyer, a practical advisor, and, at the heart of it, a proven problem solver. I represent both individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes in state and federal court venues in a wide variety of complex commercial, property damage, and personal injury litigation matters. My practice has included a broad range of complex litigation matters, including the prosecution and defense of antitrust and unfair trade practice claims, employment matters, intellectual property matters, contract and lease disputes, lending and banking litigation, professional liability matters, construction claims, and significant tax litigation matters. I represent clients in state and federal appeals involving a wide range of practice areas and I am often called upon to serve as appellate counsel in matters tried by other firms.
I work closely with employees and employers alike in most facets of labor and employment law. I bring years of broad-based experience in these areas to provide our clients with day-to-day advice on how to handle every aspect of employee hiring, promotion, and termination, to implement best practices for handling personnel, wage, and safety issues and compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and, when necessary, to litigation these claims on behalf of our clients.
Prior to forming Wallace Meyaski, I had the privilege of practicing at Liskow & Lewis, one of the region’s preeminent law firms. I was fortunate enough to be trained by some of the best and brightest lawyers in our area. As a shareholder and Vice Chair of the firm’s commercial litigation section, I headed Liskow & Lewis’ antitrust and trade regulations practice group. I also served on the firm’s Executive Board of Directors, as the firm’s Hiring Partner, and as the chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. I also owned and operated KTW Resources, a human resources and strategic business solutions consulting firm, specializing in assisting small businesses and restaurants.
I am blessed to be married to my law school sweetheart, Monica, who I am proud to now call a colleague here at Wallace Meyaski. We rebuilt our Lakeview home following Hurricane Katrina, where we now raise our two wonderful kids along with two crazy dogs.