I was born and raised in Lake Charles and attended A.M. Barbe High school, where I graduated summa cum laude in 2001. I left Lake Charles to attend Louisiana State University for both my undergraduate and legal educations. I earned a B.A in 2005, graduating with a summa cum laudedistinction. I then attended Paul M. Hebert Law School at LSU and received a J.D./B.C.L. in 2008. While in law school I was honored with two CALI Awards (noting distinction as the top in the classes Contracts and UCC Sales).
Prior to forming Colonna Law Firm, LLC, I was an associate of the Richard Law Firm, and I still work with this firm assisting in litigating cases. I joined Richard Law Firm prior to graduation from law school, working as a clerk in 2007, and I continued to work at the firm from May 2008 until December of 2012. I became the lead litigator of the firm in 2011, trying cases in front of both judges and juries in that role. I have litigated civil, criminal, family, and business cases. I have tried both personal injury and business cases.
I am an avid LSU Tiger fan, and I hosted the Tigerdroppings.com radio show in the fall of 2007 while in law school. This show was aired on 1200AM The Score, and it was primarily a pre-game show for the LSU football team, airing every Saturday morning while the Fighting Tigers were on their way to their 3rd national championship in football.
B.A., Louisiana State University, 2005, summa cum laude
J.D., B.C.L., Louisiana State University, 2008
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Southwest Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Executive Board