richard D. Mere

Attorney at law in Lafayette, LA

When you need a personal, approachable and effective attorney, Richard D. Mere, LTD, in Lafayette, Louisiana, will provide the reassurance and legal advice that you need. With more than 25 years of practicing attorney Richard D. Mere has guided many clients through matters related to family law, criminal defense and personal injury. We can help you, so contact us online or call at 337-269-5555.

Professional Credentials

Prior Legal Experience

  • Private Litigation Practice since 1992.

    (In Practice in Lafayette since 1996)

  • 15th JDC Indigent Defender’s Office, 2006-2012
  • Instructor at Southwest Paralegal College

  • Lippman, Mahfouz & Martin, 1994-1996

    (Personal Injury, Civil, Domestic, Criminal)

  • William D. Hunter, Ltd., 1993-1994

    (Personal Injury, Civil, Domestic, Criminal)

  • 16th Judicial District Court
  • Law Clerk to Judge C. Thomas Bienvenu, 1992-1993

    (Legal, Factual Research in Civil & Criminal Litigation)

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

  • Personal Injury Law

  • Criminal Law

  • General Civil Law

  • Trained Mediator


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Past President Family Law Section of Lafayette Parish Bar, 2016-2017
  • Past President, Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, 2003-2005
  • St. Mary Bar Association 1993-1996
  • Board of Directors (St. Mary Parish Bar Association) 1995-1996
  • Teen Court Board Member, 2002-2006
  • Chitimacha Tribal Court Member
  • Krewe of Bonaparte
  • Rotary Club International
  • Past President, Allen J. Celestine Board of Directors
  • Past President, Families Helping Families Board of Directors

Educational Background

  • Tulane Law School, Graduated Cum Laude, 1992

    (Moot Court, Civil Practice Clinic)

  • Graduated Cum Laude, University of Cincinnati, Psychology, 1989

  • High School National Merit Scholar Finalist, Sponsored by Kroger Corporation


  • United Way of Acadiana, Volunteer Hall of Fame, 2003-2004
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Pro Bono Public Award, 2004
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association, President’s Award, 2005

  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, Outstanding Attorney 2003

  • Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, Outstanding Attorney 2005

  • Presents Continuing Legal Credit Seminars to other Attorneys
  • Presents Legal Seminars to public on Domestic Law

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