Abrams & Lafargue, L.L.C.

Abrams & Lafargue, L.L.C. is a boutique law firm located in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Firm Overview

Attorneys Reginald W. Abrams and Julie M. Lafargue maintain an individualized approach to client relationships to guarantee personal, effective service. With over sixty years of combined experience managing cases and tailoring specific strategies for success, Abrams & Lafargue provide counsel that is both personal and effectual for your case.
Main Office

Main Office
330 Marshall Street
Beaird Tower, Suite 1020
Shreveport  LA  71101

Phone
  • 318-222-9100
Fax
Business
At Abrams & Lafargue, we focus on what we know best to give you peace of mind, inside or outside of the courtroom.
We practice the following areas of law, including, but not limited to:
-Defense Litigation
-School Law
-Expropriation & Eminent Domain
-Insurance Defense
-Commercial Litigation
-Appellate Law

Reginald W. Abrams

Partner

Practice:
Partner Reginald W. Abrams primarily practices school law as the General Counsel for the Caddo Parish School Board in Shreveport, Louisiana. As General Counsel for the School Board, he provides legal opinions and advice, reviews policies, attends board meetings, participates in grievance, tenure, and student disciplinary hearings, and provides counsel on special education issues and budgetary matters. He also handles litigation including insurance defense, municipal liability, and commercial litigation matters.

Formerly a Director at Blanchard, Walker, O'Quin & Roberts Law Corporation, Mr. Abrams became partner of Abrams & Lafargue, L.L.C. along with Julie Lafargue in 1995. He also served as a law clerk at the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal. Prior to law school, Mr. Abrams was a pharmacist at K&B Drugs in Baton Rouge.

In addition to his practice at Abrams & Lafargue, he actively contributes to the Shreveport community as a volunteer: Mr. Abrams will lead the Shreveport Rotary Club as President beginning in 2014. He is similarly involved in several other community organizations, enumerated below.

Education:
-Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1984 to 1987
-Northeast Louisiana State University, B.S. in Pharmacy, 1976 to 1978
-Louisiana State University, Shreveport, 1974 to 1976

Membership/Affiliations

Current:
-Shreveport Rotary Club, President 2014
-Community Development Committee, Co-Chairman
-Caddo Parish School Board, General Council
-American Bar Association
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Shreveport Bar Association
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-Federal Court Bar Association
-Knights of Columbus
-Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, Board of Directors
-American Red Cross, Board of Directors

Past:
-Board of Directors of Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Chairman 2004
-Board of Directors of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Foundation
-Shreveport-Bossier Black Lawyers Association, President
-Biomedical Research Institute, Board of Directors
-Board of Directors of Inner City Entrepreneurs
-Parish Council of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Chairman
-Rho Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Basileus
-Shreveport Downtown Development Authority, Board of Directors
-Caddo Public Education Foundation, Board of Directors
-Goodwill Industries, Chairman of the Board of Directors
-Law Day Chairman, 1993 and 1995
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1987

Julie M. Lafargue

Partner

Partner Julie M. Lafargue has practiced law for over thirty years, focusing her practice on governmental tort law, expropriation and eminent domain, and litigation relating to insurance defense and commercial litigation. Ms. Lafargue represents the Louisiana Department of Transportation in expropriation and highway right of way acquisition, and also handles flooding and tort litigation for the City of Shreveport.

After graduating in 1981, Ms. Lafargue worked at Lunn, Irion, Switzer, Johnson & Salley in Shreveport until 1985. She then became a Director at Blanchard, Walker, O'Quin & Roberts, P.L.C., for ten years. In 1995, Ms. Lafargue partnered with Reginald W. Abrams to establish Abrams & Lafargue, L.L.C.

Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Lafargue stays active within the Shreveport Bar Association, for which she has served variously as Vice-President, President Elect, and President, beginning in 2008. She is currently Vice-President of the organization. In addition to her involvement with the Shreveport Bar Association, she is a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Council, and a member of the International Right of Way Association, an organization for professionals who work in the area of expropriation.

Within the Shreveport community, Ms. Lafargue is involved in the outreach programs in the Allendale neighborhood sponsored by First United Methodist Church and Community Renewal. She also advocates against domestic violence through the Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project and has led the Foundation's focus to provide legal counsel for victims of domestic violence. The organization also partners with the Providence House for added assistance and support.

Education:
-Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1981
-Louisiana Tech University, B.S., 1978
-Alexandria Senior High School, 1974

Membership/Affiliations:
-International Right of Way Association, 2003-present
-Martindale Hubble Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2013
-Shreveport Bar Association
-Vice-President, 2012-present
-President, 2011-2012
-President Elect, 2009-2010
-Vice President, 2008-2009
-Secretary/Treasurer, 1989-1990
-Board of Directors, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, 1993-1995 & 2003-2005
-Louisiana Supreme Court Judicial Council, 1989-1994
-Caddo Parish Court Liaison Committee, 1986-1988
-American Bar Association
-Louisiana State Bar Association
-Shreveport Bar Association
-Federal Court Bar Association
-Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
-American Board of Trial Advocates
-American Inns of Court
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1981
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