At Gibson Law Partners, LLC, we have a team of highly experienced attorneys and staff who take care of your legal needs.

Marguerite Brunner, Paralegal

Marguerite Brunner

Marguerite Brunner is new to the firm and comes with 28 years of paralegal experience, with the last 25 years being almost exclusively practiced in insurance defense litigation. Marguerite holds a social sciences degree with a focus on paralegal studies from McNeese State University, where she concentrated her elective studies on litigation practice and technical writing.

Jackie Champagne, Account Manager

Jackie Champagne

Jackie Champagne is a resident of Lafayette Parish and has been a licensed notary since 1982. In a previous position, she also provided support services to forensic expert accounting witness G. Talbott Robertson. Jackie has been a notary public distinction since 1982. Jackie handles accounts payable and receivable, payroll and other administrative functions for Gibson Law Partners, LLC.

Patricia Estorge, Office Manager

Patricia Estorge

Patricia Estorge graduated from USL (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette), with a B.A. in business. She then spent many years in the wholesale drug and medical supply business. Ms. Estorge has now been in the legal profession since 2005.

Clarissa Long, Paralegal

Clarissa Long

Clarissa Long joined Gibson Law Partners, LLC, shortly after the firm opened, bringing her 24 years of relevant legal experience with her. In 1992, she received her paralegal certificate from USL (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and has been working in the legal field as a legal assistant and paralegal since that time. Her prior legal experience was focused on litigation, including maritime, personal injury, insurance defense and medical malpractice. At Gibson Law Partners, LLC, she has added the fields of professional liability and probate liability to her already impressive list of practice areas.

Michelle Neef, Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP)

Michelle Neef

Michelle E. Neef is an advanced certified paralegal (ACP) with over 30 years of legal experience. She obtained her associate degree in office administration from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) in 1985. In 1988, Michelle became a notary public and later went on to receive her paralegal certificate in 1992 from USL. In 1995, she sat for and obtained her certified legal assistant (CLA) designation from the National Association of Legal Assistants. Most recently, she received her designation of Advanced Certified Paralegal in E-discovery from the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Michelle is currently a member of the Louisiana State Paralegal Association and the Lafayette Paralegal Association. Michelle has been working with our team for 13 years.

Susan Quebedeaux, Legal Secretary

Susan Quebedeaxu

Susan Quebedeaux lives in Lafayette and has been an integral part of Jim's practice for more than 30 years. She graduated from T.H. Harris Vocational Technical School in 1979 in secretarial studies and began working as a legal secretary in Opelousas. In 1985 she married, moved to Lafayette and began working for Jim Gibson.

Nancy McMillan, Paralegal

Nancy McMillan

Nancy McMillan is a recent addition to our firm with 28 years paralegal experience. In 1990, she received her paralegal certification and is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her prior legal experience is vast, concentrating in litigation, primarily insurance defense, maritime, personal injury, as well as some business and contract transactions. Nancy is an officer of the Lafayette Paralegal Association.

Brooke Newlin, Legal Assistant

BROOKE NEWLIN

Brooke Newlin resides in Lafayette, LA.
She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She joined Gibson Law Partners in June of 2018. Her keen technology and organizational skills are highly sought after and valued.

Lesley Trahan, Paralegal

Leslie Trahan

Lesley R. Trahan obtained her Associate in Arts Degree from McNeese State University in 1994 with her focus being Paralegal Studies. Her college professor, who was a practicing attorney, was the first to hire Lesley while she was still working towards her degree. She became a commissioned Notary Public in 1996. She is a long time member of the Lafayette Paralegal Association, having served as President for 2 years, as well as other offices and committee roles. She brings 24 years of paralegal experience to the firm. Her experience includes real estate transactions, general civil practice, law enforcement defense, commercial and insurance defense, and all aspects of school law.

Nancy Hartwell, Paralegal

Nancy Hartwell

Nancy Hartwell moved to Lafayette from New Orleans in 1982. Her legal career began in 1984 as a receptionist while attending paralegal classes at USL. She has been assisting Lafayette firms in a paralegal capacity since 1991. Nancy brings 27 plus years of legal experience to GLP, with emphasis on litigation of maritime personal injury claims from an insurance defense perspective and longshore workers compensation claims. She has assisted in wage claims and wrongful termination suits, and has been instrumental in the creation and management of databases for document intensive files, discovery, document exchange and preparations for trial. Nancy is currently a member of the Lafayette Paralegal Association.