Somer G. Brown

Somer is one of the top employment and sexual abuse lawyers in the State of Louisiana and is known for her relentless representation of women and children who have been harmed by negligent corporations. She obtained the largest jury verdict in the State for a student who was sexually abused by a public school teacher and obtained the largest jury verdict in Louisiana under the Louisiana employment discrimination statute for a disabled employee who was discharged.

While Somer specializes in cases of institutional abuse and neglect including churches, school, and daycares, as well as employment discrimination and harassment, she also fights for the rights of people from all walks of life who have suffered a personal injury, including wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

Somer has been named as a Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star for the last six years and is active in her State Bar Association.  She was born and raised in Lake Charles and graduated from LaGrange High School. She and her husband Aaron live in Moss Bluff with their two daughters Aly and Maggie.

Areas of Practice

Plaintiff Personal Injury
Employment discrimination
Sexual abuse and harassment
Institutional neglect
Wrongful death
Catastrophic injury

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 2008
Texas, 2004
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2008
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2008
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2008
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2011
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2004
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2004
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2004

Education

Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
Juris Doctor magna cum laude – 2004
Law Review: Baylor Law Review, Administrative Editor

McNeese State University
Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude – 2001

Honors and Awards

Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014-2020
Top Lawyers of Acadiana Intellectual Property Law- 2015
Top Lawyers of Acadiana Personal Injury Litigation- 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas
Louisiana State Bar Association
Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
American Association of Justice
Louisiana Association of Justice

Past Employment Positions

Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements, & Shaddock, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2007 – 2012

McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore LLP, Associate Attorney, 2004 – 2007

Pro Bono Activities

Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees

Girl Scouts of the USA – Troop Leader, Troop 2632

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