ABOUT Melissa A. St. Mary



Melissa is a partner with Pitre Law Firm and focuses her practice on personal injury, business and corporate law, estate planning, and real estate.

As an attorney, Melissa enjoys the unique opportunity of representing both individuals and companies in the communities in which she services, and has been able to effectively help clients on both sides of the spectrum using the knowledge and experience gained from each separate representation. Because of this, Melissa has been able to offer support to her clients that not only benefits them in their present dilemma, but also helps them to secure a positive future, whether aiding businesses with avoiding potential litigation and sustaining growthor helping a family pick up the pieces of life after an unforeseen tragic accident. Whatever the realm, clients can expect nothing less than diligence and dedication from Melissa.

Prior to joining Pitre Law Firm, Melissa was a partner with Simien & St. Mary, LLC in her hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) from Loyola University in New Orleans and Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. She is licensed to practice in all state courts in the State of Louisiana.

Melissa is active in various organizations committed to the enrichment and empowerment of women, girls, and the underserved, as well as a variety of community services organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Business & Corporate
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate


  • Southern University Law Center
    Juris Doctor, 2007
  • Loyola University – New Orleans
    Bachelor of Business Administration – Management, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association (2007 to Present)
  • Member, National Bar Association (2007 to Present)
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association (2007 to Present)
    2009 to 2011 – Client Assistance Fund Member
  • Member, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association (2010 to Present)
    2014 to Present – SOLACE Coordinator (Lake Charles, LA Region)
    2013 to 2015 – At-Large Board Member
  • Member, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society (2008 to Present)
    2008 to 2010 – Judicial and CLE Outreach Coordinator (Baton Rouge, LA Region)
  • Member, Historic Preservation Committee (2012 to Present)
  • Member, Contraband Days Board (2012 to Present)
  • Member, Chamber Southwest Louisiana (2012 to Present)
  • Member, Fusion Five (2012 to Present)
  • Member, Women in Business (2012 to Present)
  • Member, Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf Board (2014 to 2017)
  • Member, Southwest Louisiana Law Center Board (2014 to Present)
    2017 to Present – Vice-President of Board
    2016 to 2017 – Secretary of Board
  • Hearing Officer, Calcasieu Parish School Board (2014 to Present)
  • Alumni, Leadership Louisiana, Class of 2013