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Lee A. Archer, Appellate Attorney

Lee A. Archer, Appellate Attorney

Lee A. Archer, an experienced appellate attorney, assists top Louisiana attorneys with high-stakes appeals and motions at all state and federal levels, including the United States Supreme Court.  A former Louisiana Supreme Court clerk, honors graduate of Tulane University School of Law and winning Jessup Competition Brief-Writer, Lee has provided appellate, legal research and writing services to Louisiana and Texas attorneys since 1992.

Attorneys Lee has worked with have called her "a lawyer's lawyer," "brilliant," a "star," "an expert on legal procedure," a "master at legal research," the "best legal writer" they know and their "secret weapon!"  Read testimonials from attorneys. She has won 95% of her appeals and motions over the past five years. If you are an attorney who needs assistance with appeals, motions or legal research, please give Lee a call at 337-474-4712, and she will be happy to discuss your case.

20+ Years' Experience in:

  • Appellate Consulting
  • Appellate Briefs and Writ Applications
  • Legal Research, Writing and Editing
  • Personal Injury Law and Litigation
  • Products Liability Law and Litigation
  • Environmental and Business Litigation
  • Trial Motions and Memoranda
  • Summary Judgments
  • Motions to Remand

Selected Recent Achievements & Cases:

  • Invited to speak on "Persuasive Legal Writing" at 2018 Loyola Law School Annual Family Law Seminar in New Orleans, LA.

  • Authored the winning briefs in in the landmark case Kelly v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 169 So. 3d 328 (La. 2015) in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and on Certified Question to the Louisiana Supreme Court. Kelly, listed in Coverage Opinions as one of the nation's top 10 significant insurance coverage decisions of 2016, held that Louisiana insurers owe to their insureds a good faith duty to initiate settlement negotiations.

  • Authored the winning briefs and obtained reversal of a judgment against a Louisiana sugarcane farmer in Gardiner Farms, LLC v. Advanced Agriculture, Inc., 2017-423 (La. App. 3 Cir. 12/13/17), 2017 WL 6350579, and was called "Heroine of the Sugarcane Farmers."

  • Provided appellate consulting and brief-writing services to benefit the disabled plaintiff in Covington v. McNeese State Univ., 2008-505 (La. App. 3 Cir. 11/5/08), 996 So.2d 667, writ denied, 2009-0069 (La. 3/6/09), 3 So.3d 491, a case resulting in correction of an estimated 15,000 ADA violations on a Louisiana university campus.

  • Assisted top Louisiana attorneys state-wide with high-stakes federal and state appeals and motions, including summary judgments and motions to remand, winning 95% of appeals and motions for the past five years.

Services for Attorneys:

  • Appellate Consulting on Procedure and Strategy
  • Appellate Briefs and Writ Applications
  • Trial Motions and Memoranda
  • Research on Complicated Issues of Law
  • Assistance with Law Review and Journal Articles

Benefits for Attorneys:

  • Superlative Work Product
  • Fast Email Service
  • Reasonable Hourly Rates
  • Complete Confidentiality

New! Sample Louisiana and Fifth Circuit Appellate Briefs, Writ Applications and Practice Forms

Ms. Archer offers sample federal Fifth Circuit briefs and Louisiana state court appellate briefs, writ applications, practice forms and checklists, which you may print out and use in your practice. Please click the following link to visit the Sample Louisiana Appellate Briefs and Writ Applications page.

On this site, you may read unsolicited testimonials from attorneys, purchase samples of current Louisiana and Fifth Circuit appellate briefs and writ applications and read Lee's resume.  

If Ms. Archer may assist you, please give her a call today at: 337-474-4712 or Email her. Rest assured that your clients will receive the best representation on appeal!

Lee A. Archer, Appellate Attorney