Michelle M. Roy

Michelle M. Roy


New Orleans




  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008, cum laude
  • The John Marshall Law School – Visiting Student Fall 2005
  • Colorado State University, Bachelor of Arts, Technical Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2013

From the time she was in fifth grade sitting on the couch watching Law and Order, Michelle knew she wanted to be in the courtroom. Today, with her competitive attitude and hard drive for excellence, Michelle never leaves a stone unturned in her pursuit to be the most prepared attorney on the case. If the case needs a less traditional solution, Michelle has no problem thinking outside the box to find creative answers to even the most complex problems. Michelle looks at the challenges of litigation as open invitations for her to work hard, as she is always striving to be the best she can be for her firm and her client. Clients can expect diligent preparation and perseverance in Michelle, receiving excellent work from a well-rounded attorney who cares.

Professional Recognition

Important Litigation Involvement

  • Canal Claiborne, Ltd. v. Stonehedge Development, LLC, 13-641 (La. App. 5 Cir. 2014); 136 So.3d 326, writ granted 2014-0664 (La. 2014); 156 So.3d 627
  • Levy Gardens Partners 2007 LP v. Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co., 706 F.3d 622 (5th Cir. 2013)
  • Levy Gardens Partners 2007 LP v. Lewis Title Insurance Co., 2011 WL 1882664 (E.D. La. 5/16/2011)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America® since 2022: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • FormanWatkins Pro Bono Star, 2021
  • Selected to Louisiana Rising Stars (2017-2018)
  • Awarded DRI’s Outstanding Young Lawyers Sub-Committee Chair (2014-2015)

Organization/Committee Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee Member
    • DRI Substantive Liaison Committee Vice-Chair

Speaking Engagements

  • Hospitality Happening Seminar 2014 Co-presented “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors and Other Operating Considerations In Various Neighborhood Environments”
  • Hospitality Happening Seminar 2013 Co-presented “Contract Issues Impacting the Hospitality Industry”
  • Title Insurance 101 presentation at McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC Lunch and Learn August 22, 2013


Law School Honors & Awards

  • Loyola Law Review
  • Best Case Note Award
  • Loyola Moot Court
  • Moot Court Brief Writer/Oralist
  • Tulane Mardi Gras Invitational
  • Head Moot Court Teaching Assistant

Previous Experience

  • General Litigation Associate at McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC