Cliff A. LaCour

Cliff A. LaCour joined the firm in 2009, and his practice areas include Business/Commercial Litigation, Employment & Labor Law, Litigation & Appeals, Property Damage Defense, and Property Dispute Litigation. Most of Mr. LaCour’s cases involve federal litigation. Mr. LaCour also serves on the firm’s technology committee and has extensive experience in matters involving voluminous electronic discovery. Cliff is committed to providing service to his community through his activism in legal organizations such as Lafayette Young Lawyers Association, and Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers Protective Order Panel where he provides free legal service to victims of domestic abuse. Mr. LaCour also serves a volunteer faculty member for Tulane Law School’s Civil Litigation Intercession, and is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Education
  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2003
  • Tulane University Law School, Juris Doctor and Certificate in Civil Law, magna cum laude, 2006
Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Lafayette Young Lawyers Association (Co-chair, Law Week (2009-2010), Co-chair, Mock Trial (2010-2011), Secretary/Treasurer (2011-2012), President-Elect (2012-2013), President (2013-2014), Immediate Past-President (2014-2015))
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Community Action Committee Member
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, Assistant Bar Examiner, Constitutional Law
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Treasurer, The John M. Duhe, Jr., American Inn of Court
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • The705
  • Leadership Institute of Acadiana
  • Leadership Lafayette Class XXIX
Achievements
  • Listed as a Rising Star in the 2014 – 2017 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Young Lawyers Division, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2015
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Lafayette Parish Bar Association, 2015
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers Outstanding Attorney Award (2012-2014)
  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers 2014 Protective Orders Panel Award
  • Participation in Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) Program
  • Faculty Member for Tulane Law School Civil Litigation Intersession
  • Order of the Coif, Tulane Law School, 2006
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges & Universities, 2006
  • Phi Delta Phi, Tulane Law School
  • National Collegiate Honor Roll, LSU, 2003
Presentations
  • 2013 SoCal eDiscovery Retreat, “A Frank Conversation about the Meaning of Possession, Custody, & Control” Panelist
  • Lafayette Bar Association, “2013 CLE by the Hour,” Speaker, eDiscovery Basics
  • 2014 NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat, “Social Media – Preservation and Collection Challenges” Panelist
  • 2014 East Coast eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat, “Top 5 Trends in Discovery for 2014” Panelist
  • Lafayette Bar Association, 2014, 2015, and 2016 CLE by the Hour, Speaker
  • 2016 Lafayette Bar Assoication Bench Bar Conference, Panelist
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, 2014 CLE by the Hour, Speaker
  • 2015 NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat, “Social Media – eDiscovery’s ‘friend’?” Panelist
  • 2016 South East eDiscovery & IG Retreat, “Freedom of Speech isn’t Free … Of Consequences” Panelist
  • 2016 SoCal eDiscovery & IG Retreat, “Stormy Weather: The eDiscovery Implications of Office 365 for ESI Stored in the Cloud” Panelist
Personal Life

Originally from Moreauville, Louisiana, Mr. LaCour moved to Lafayette, Louisiana after accepting a position as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Tucker Melançon of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in 2007.  Since moving to Lafayette, he has become an active member of the community, both professionally and personally.