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Attorney, Equity Shareholder

James R. “JR” Clary, Jr.

James R. Clary has been a trial lawyer for over thirty years. Representing clients in courtrooms all across the country is the only thing that he has ever wanted to do in his professional life.

After securing both his B.A. in Journalism (1980) and his Law Degree (1983) from Louisiana State University, he was selected to attend and graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College (TLC) in DuBois, Wyoming, Class of 2002. He is honored to currently serve as a member of the Board of Directors for TLC, as well as part of the teaching staff for the college, an institution wholly devoted to obtaining justice for the injured, the accused and the least powerful among us.

He is a native of Baton Rouge and was educated in the public school system. Although he has traveled extensively, he has never wanted to leave the city. He opened his own law firm in February of 1993 and has always represented ordinary folks and small businesses – usually against the bigger guys. For over thirty years, his practice has focused upon plaintiff personal injury matters, commercial litigation, criminal defense and representing lawyers, doctors, nurses and other professionals in matters involving hearings with their governing boards. During this period of time, he has also been pleased to assist his clients in family courts and in moving through the legal situations that often face ordinary people.

This work has been the honor and privilege of his life.

Throughout the experiences of thirty years, he has often explained to his business clientele that a trial lawyer has wrestled in court with every type of legal dispute imaginable. Thus, he has come to understand that many of the expensive litigation disputes faced by business clients could have been avoided if they had retained a trial lawyer early on in their business practices, instead of waiting for business pressures and personalities to result in a problem of some type. Trial lawyers know what old soldiers know: the best way to enjoy success is to avoid unnecessary and avoidable legal wrangles. At Clary Law Firm, Mr. Clary and his team have the requisite experience to provide just that sort of guidance.

Some fights have to be fought, however. When those moments come, Mr. Clary relies upon over thirty years of experience to provide diligent assistance. He has had the honor of litigating before judges and juries in just about every judicial district within the State of Louisiana, all of the Louisiana federal courts and in other courts throughout the country. Through that process, his clients have learned that – when the fight comes – Clary Law Firm will always be completely prepared.

We understand that ordinary people, small businesses and professionals need to have access to their lawyers when they have questions or need guidance. Mr. Clary prides himself on always making himself available for clients whenever they need him.

He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts and before the Eastern, Middle and Western United States District Courts in Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

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attorney, EQUITY SHAREHOLDER

Christopher S. Suba

Christopher S. Suba is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana and has spent most of his life in Baton Rouge after earning his B.S. from Louisiana State University and subsequently receiving a J.D. and B.C.L. from the LSU Paul M. Herbert Law Center.

Mr. Suba’s practice is based entirely on litigation of plaintiff commercial business and personal injury matters. A seasoned trial attorney with experience in a wide array of matters, Mr. Suba’s practice is exclusively federal and state trials, appeals and arbitrations. As a trial lawyer, he has represented clients as lead counsel in state and federal litigation, arbitration and mediation involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, defamation, business torts, products liability, insurance coverage and professional negligence, serious and catastrophic personal injury cases, and mass torts. Nonetheless, Mr. Suba is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution and participates in mediation and arbitration as alternatives to trial whenever possible.

While Mr. Suba has vast experience in all of the aforementioned fields, he focuses his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, domestic litigation, and professional defense. In addition, Mr. Suba spends much of his time on various estate planning issues designed to protect the interests of same-sex couples in the State of Louisiana.

Mr. Suba has successfully litigated in the various district courts, Courts of Appeal, and the United States District Courts in the State of Louisiana. Mr. Suba strives to provide the highest level of care in representing a wide range of clients from injured persons to disadvantaged business enterprises, and from small businesses to large private corporations. Mr. Suba is known for his dedication and the practical knowledge that he delivers to each and every client, whomever they are.

Mr. Suba is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Louisiana as well as before the Eastern, Middle, and Western U.S. District Courts of Louisiana and the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

 
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Attorney, EQUITY SHAREHOLDER

Casey D. Neale

Casey D. Neale is a native of Lacombe, Louisiana, later graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi in 2010.

Mr. Neale received his J.D. and M.D.C.L. from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, graduating cum laude and with honors in 2013. Mr. Neale was active in moot court and participated in the Family Law Clinic sponsored by the Family Court in the 19th Judicial District Court in and for East Baton Rouge Parish.

Mr. Neale’s practice is based almost exclusively on litigation of plaintiff personal injury matters, defense of licensed professionals, commercial business disputes, family law matters, and criminal defense. Mr. Neale also participates in mediation and arbitration as alternatives to trial whenever appropriate. Mr. Neale strives to provide the highest level of care in representing a variety of clients from injured individuals, to small business owners, to those who have been charged with a wide range of crimes – all of whom are so easily taken advantage. Mr. Neale is known for his kindheartedness, diligence, and the sensible and realistic approach that he brings to each matter.

Mr. Neale is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts and before the Eastern, Middle, and Western United States District Courts of Louisiana as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Neale also dedicates much of his spare time participating in various community-based initiatives and programming. He maintains steady involvement in activities sponsored by his church, University United Methodist Church, as well as other charity-based events.

 
 
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ASSOCIATE attorney

Christopher T. Freyder

Christopher T. Freyder is a native of Kenner, Louisiana, although he has been a resident of Baton Rouge since attending Louisiana State University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biological Sciences.

Mr. Freyder attended Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center receiving his J.D. and D.C.L. in 2016. While attending law school, Mr. Freyder was active in trial and appellate advocacy programming, successfully competing and ultimately serving as a member of the Moot Court Board.

Mr. Freyder joins the practice with a focus on litigation of plaintiff’s personal injury matters, criminal defense, and civil healthcare fraud. Mr. Freyder has demonstrated remarkable success in his short time with our firm and his determination in protecting the rights of his clients is incomparable. Mr. Freyder spends time volunteering with the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court, defending the rights of the often neglected or underserved youth in our community. He strongly believes in devoting his time to our community’s children, ensuring their growth and development into young adults, eager to assist others in need. It is his hope that he can share this passion with the community, providing the highest level of care and support to a variety of clients.

Mr. Freyder is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana Courts, the Eastern, Middle, and Western United States District Courts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

 
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ASSOCIATE attorney

Briton J. Myer

Briton J. Myer is a life-long resident of Central, Louisiana. After graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2013, Mr. Myer received his J.D. from Southern University Law Center, graduating magna cum laude in 2017.

At Southern University, Mr. Myer was on the Southern Law Review, publishing an article on the Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Mandate and its impact on religious freedoms. He was also a member of the 2017 Law Review Symposium Committee, which presented several multi-expert panels on the topic of Fourth Amendment searches and seizures. Most recently, Mr. Myer scored in the top 1% of all examinees on the July 2017 Louisiana Bar Exam.

Mr. Myer joins the practice with a focus on litigation of plaintiff’s personal injury matters, family law, and commercial disputes. Known for his charisma, diligence, and the holistic approach that he brings to each and every matter, Mr. Myer strives to provide the highest level of care in representing a variety of clients from injured individuals and families to small business owners. It is his hope that he can share his expertise and achievements with his local community, expanding the efforts of Clary Suba & Associates into both Central and Zachary, Louisiana, with an expanded office location now available.

Mr. Myer is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts, the Eastern, Middle, and Western United States District Courts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

In his spare time, Mr. Myer enjoys fishing, kayaking, and hiking with his two dogs.

 
 

Paralegals

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Notary Public & paralegal

Tanisha Roby Darensbourg

Tanisha is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduating in 2002 from Baton Rouge Magnet High School. She went on to attend both the University of New Orleans (where she was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Spring 2004) and Louisiana State University pursuing a B.A. in Psychology.

Tanisha joined Clary, Suba & Associates in January of 2014; previously she worked as a licensed adjuster for Worker’s Compensation claims for over five years.

In June 2017, Tanisha passed the State of Louisiana Notary Public examination and is now a commissioned Notary Public for the State of Louisiana. As a Notary Public, Tanisha is able to draft, prepare and execute affidavits, acknowledgements and authentic acts. She can also administer oaths/affirmations, and make inventories, appraisements and partitions.

Tanisha is married with two children, spending much of her time with family, her children’s various sporting activities and events, as well as D-I-Y crafting and reading.

 
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paralegal

Amy Collins-Gutter

Amy is a native of Zachary, Louisiana with more than fifteen years of experience as a paraprofessional working in the legal field. After high school, Amy attended Southern University A&M College where she received a B.S. in Psychology and was an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Amy joined Clary, Suba & Associates in 2013 after working with another local Baton Rouge firm for over ten years.

As a paralegal, Amy primarily focuses on work related to plaintiff’s personal injury, family law, construction and commercial business litigation, and ethics and professional responsibility. Amy participates in all phases of litigation, from case intake and inception through discovery and ultimately trial; regularly assisting in document management and review, the drafting of pleadings and discovery, fact development, deposition preparation, and all pretrial tasks.

Amy is a member of the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association and the Louisiana State Paralegal Association, where she previously held the office of Secretary.

In her spare time, Amy and her husband stay busy with the active lives of their three children, Anthony, Jr., Aaric and Kahmyrie. Amy also enjoys cooking for her family and traveling. She is a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Zachary, Louisiana.