Barry A. Roach
Barry A. Roach

Barry A. Roach

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Auto Accidents
  • Burns & Electrocutions
  • Chemical & Toxic Exposures
  • Defective Products
  • Fire & Explosions
  • Marine/Offshore Accidents
  • Mass Torts - Class Actions
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Biography

Born and raised in Lake Charles, Barry carries on the tradition of fighting for justice set by his late father, Larry A. Roach, who started the firm in 1959. Barry graduated from Barbe High School in 1979. He then went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from McNeese State University in 1984. Barry then attended Southern University Law Center, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1992. Having been a trial lawyer for over 20 years, Barry has represented a wide variety of injured persons and tried numerous cases. Barry has won and settled many cases in which his injured clients received the compensation they deserved, including a wrongful death case which resulted in a $20 million settlement.

A former rodeo cowboy, Barry rodeoed collegiately at McNeese and is a member of the Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame.

He is married to his wife of 21 years, Patrice, and has one daughter, Brooke.

Education

  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Honors: With Honors

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Professional Associations

  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Member, 1992 to Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member, 1992 to Present
  • ABA, The Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992

Honors

  • Ranked #1 in Graduating Class - Southern University Law Center