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Michael L. Barras

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Michael L. Barras, APLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law
120 Lee Street
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560
Peer Rating
4.2 of 5.0
Client Rating
4.8 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Maritime Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Negligence; Automobile Accidents; Trucking Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Support; Contract Disputes; Breach of Contract; Criminal Law; Labor and Employment Law; General Civil Litigation; Workers Compensation; Federal Workers Compensation; Civil Rights; Civil Liberties; Disabled Rights; Discrimination; Human Rights; Race Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; Accidents; Animal Attacks; Aquatic Injuries; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Automobile Negligence; Boating Accidents; Bodily Injury; Brain Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Cumulative Trauma; Dog Bites; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Head Injury; Pedestrian Injuries; Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Severe Burns; Sexual Abuse; Slip and Fall; School Bus Accidents; Spinal Injury; TMJ Dysfunction; Traumatic Brain Injury; Transfusion Associated AIDS; Third Party Wrongful Death; Social Security Disability; Social Security Disability Insurance
University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S., 2002; University of Louisiana at Lafayette, M.B.A., 2003
Law School
Southern University Law Center, J.D., 2006
Admitted
2007, Louisiana and U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
ISLN
919780611
Peer Reviews (29)
AV Rated
4.2/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Litigation, Personal Injury, General Practice, Family Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Prosecution, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, Defense Litigation, Automobile Negligence, Employee Benefits, Civil Litigation, Public Construction Law and Workers Compensation
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.2/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.2/5
Judgment
4.3/5
Communication Ability
4.3/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
Peer Reviews (29)
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/15/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Very good young attorney with highest ethical and moral standing.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/30/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have known and worked with Mr. Barras for a number years and he is worthy of an AV rating. If any other information is needed on him, please feel free to contact me.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 07/15/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He's a great lawyer.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/07/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 07/03/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/01/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/30/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/30/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 06/29/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 03/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 03/06/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 03/17/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Michael Barras is an excellent lawyer. His dedication, integrity and skill in his areas of practice are admirable. I have no reservations about referring clients to him, which I have done many times in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 11/29/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Extremely dedicated to the profession.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 03/14/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/06/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/19/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 03/17/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/20/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/16/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/03/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mike is an up and coming attorney. I have not had any cases with him so it is little difficult to judge other thanAssumptions based on his years of practice.
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/02/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 11/08/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.2/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/06/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 03/19/12
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 03/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/15/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 04/05/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
2/5
2.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/07/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
2/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Real Estate, Business Law and Contracts
4.8 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
4.6
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
4.8
Value for Money
4.8
  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 5 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 07/03/15
Posted by a Consumer on 07/03/15
5.0 out of 5.0  
Mr. Barras provided me with solid legal advice about a contract breach situation. He knows the law, but will also advise you with your particular circumstances and goals in mind. I highly recommend Michael to those looking for an attorney they can trust.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/03/15
5.0 out of 5.0  
Mr. Barras provided me with solid legal advice about a contract breach situation. He knows the law, but will also advise you with your particular circumstances and goals in mind. I highly recommend Michael to those looking for an attorney they can trust.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/07/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
kept me informed as to what was going on put things into terms i could understand
Posted by a Small Business on 03/15/11
5.0 out of 5.0  
Michael is an exceptional litigator and has effectively handled our court battle to a favorable outcome. I would recommend Michael for any area of business or contract law. Michael will brief clients of all possible outcomes and make recommendations so clients can be aware of possible costs and expected returns for their legal fee investment.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/15/10
4.0 out of 5.0  
good lawyer he may need to communicate more with clients to inform whats going on with suit but other than being hard to reach hes a great lawyer
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