M. Prater Bailey is a 1997 graduate of Louisiana State
University Law Center and graduated with a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration in 1993 from Louisiana State
began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable
R. Michael Caldwell of the 19th Judicial District Court in both
Civil and Criminal Court.
this judicial clerkship, Lisa was an associate attorney with the
firm of McKeithen, McKeithen and Bowman prior to becoming an
Associate with Lee & Walsh in April of 2001 until February
of 2009 when she opened her own firm of Prater Bailey &
practice focuses strictly on family law. She is also trained in
both Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Process.
is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is also
active in the Baton Rouge Bar Association having been elected to
the Young Lawyers Section Council from 2001 through 2006.
Prater Bailey is also an active member of the Family Law Section
of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and is currently serving as
Immediate Past Chair of the Family Law Section in 2009.
served as President of the Baton Rouge Association of Women
Attorneys in 2001 and remains an active member in the
is also very active in the Junior League of Baton Rouge and is
currently serving as Chair of the First Annual Kentucky Derby
Fundraising Event and was Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and
neglected children in foster care.
has served as a speaker for numerous Continuing Legal Education
Seminars for the Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State
University Law Center, and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers
is married to Paul F. Bailey, and they have a daughter named
Emily who was born in November of 2004, and a son named Benjamin
who was born in March of 2007.
and her family are active members of First United Methodist
Church in downtown Baton Rouge.