A native of Covington, Mr. Lagarde earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in 2001. Prior to opening Ross F. Lagarde, APLC, he was a partner with Jones Lagarde, L.L.C. in the area of personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation, commercial disputes, real estate litigation, sales and use tax, and ad valorem taxes. Prior to forming Jones Lagarde LLC he was a partner with the firm of Abbott, Simses, and Kuchler.
Mr. Lagarde is licensed to practice law in four states: Louisiana (2001), Mississippi (2004), Alabama (2005) and Texas (2007). He is admitted to practice in all of the United States District Courts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. His professional associations include: The Louisiana State Bar Association, the Mississippi State Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Greater Covington Bar Association, the St. Tammany Young Lawyer’s Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the 22nd Judicial District Court Inns of Court.
Mr. Lagarde is a former president of the Greater Covington Bar Association (“GCBA”) and co-founded the St. Tammany Young Lawyer’s Bar Association.
Mr. Lagarde is one of the top rated personal injury – plaintiff attorneys in Slidell. He was selected to the Super Lawyers for the years 2014, 2015, and 2016 and selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars for the years 2012 and 2013. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Mr. Lagarde and his wife, Alison, reside in Covington, Louisiana with their three children, Grace, Forrest and Charles. In addition to a full time practice, Mr. Lagarde is also a beekeeper and farms chickens for organic egg production. An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Lagarde enjoys every aspect of his home in Louisiana: the Sportsman’s Paradise.