Contact Stacey Smith Melerine

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Ms. Melerine joined Thomas, Soileau, Jackson, Baker & Cole, L.L.P as an associated attorney in 2018.   Ms. Melerine is a member of both the Shreveport Bar Association and the Louisiana Bar Association where she serves as a member of the Continuing Education Committee.  She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE).  Ms. Melerine is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) where she serves as a member of the Trial Tactics Steering Committee.   Ms. Melerine was recognized as a Rising Star in general litigation by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved to 2.5% of all attorneys in the state. Ms. Melerine regularly speaks on litigation issues. 

Ms. Melerine and her husband, Michael, enjoy being active in their community. Ms. Melerine has served on the board of directors for Girls on the Run of Shreveport, Catholic Charities of North Louisiana, and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier.

 Education:

·        Louisiana Tech University

B.S., 2008

·        Southern University Law Center

J.D. cum laude, 2011

Bar Admissions:

·        Louisiana, 2011 

Admitted to Practice:

·        All Louisiana State Courts

·        Louisiana Supreme Court

·        Federal Courts

Western District of Louisiana

Middle District of Louisiana

Professional Memberships:

·        Shreveport Bar Association

·        Louisiana State Bar Association

·        Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (LADC)

·        Defense Research Institute (DRI)

·        Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE)

Areas of Practice:

·        Insurance Defense Law

·        Construction Law

·        Workers' Compensation Law

·        Products Liability Law

·        Automobile Liability Law

·        Mental Health Law

·        Medical Malpractice Law