Education

Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 2001)

Order of the Coif| Louisiana Law Review

Louisiana State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1998)

Major in International Trade and Finance| Minors in Economics and Spanish|

Biography

Mr. Alford represents public utilities and other clients in a variety of matters, including commercial and tort litigation, regulatory proceedings, and contract and property issues. Representative cases include construction disputes, securities actions, antitrust and unfair trade practice claims, medical licensing, and consumer litigation. Mr. Alford also counsels clients concerning regulatory compliance and general business issues.

Mr. Alford graduated from Louisiana State University summa cum laude with a degree in International Trade and Finance and minors in Economics and Spanish. He graduated Order of the Coif from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was a student research assistant to Professor Frank L. Maraist, a member of the Louisiana Law Review, and the recipient of the Vinson & Elkins Outstanding Law Review Casenote or Comment Award.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Louisiana State Bar Association, Member (2001)

Federal Bar Association – New Orleans Chapter, President

Industrial Development Board of the City of New Orleans, Board of Directors, Member (2006 – 2009)

Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Young Alumni Leadership Council (2007 – present)

Louisiana State Law Institute, Counterletter Committee, Member

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

The Biased Witness Expert in Louisiana Tort Law, 61 La. Law Rev. 181 (2002)

Representative Matters

Representation of public utilities

Representation in commercial and tort litigation matters

Representation in regulatory proceedings

Representation in class and mass-tort actions

Representation in shareholder litigation

Representation in securities actions

Representation in antitrust and unfair trade practices claims

Representation in utility rate and resource-certification proceedings

Representation in consumer litigation

Counseling concerning regulatory compliance and general business issues

Experience

Law Clerk to the Honorable James L. Dennis of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
(2001 – 2003)

Student Research Assistant to Professor Frank L. Maraist

BAR ADMISSIONS

Louisiana State Bar Association

Prescription Committee of the Law Institute

RECOGNITION

Recipient of the Vinson & Elkins Outstanding Law Review Casenote or Comment Award

Best Lawyers Award Recipient (2017 – 2019)

 

In the News

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Bill Ross, Raley Alford, and Eva Dossier successfully defend against class certification motion in Louisiana state court.

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