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  • Lisa 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 University. 

  • She 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. 

  • Following 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 & Associates, LLC.

  • Lisa’s practice focuses strictly on family law. She is also trained in both Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Process. 

  • She 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. 

  • Ms. 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. 

  • She served as President of the Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys in 2001 and remains an active member in the organization. 

  • Lisa 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 in 2008-2009. 

  • She also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. 

  • Lisa 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 Association.

  • Lisa 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. 

  • Lisa and her family are active members of First United Methodist Church in downtown Baton Rouge.


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