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Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight, LLC has been providing legal representation and counseling to its clients for well over 100 years. The firm is considered by many to be the area’s preeminent litigation firm and rightfully so. Talley Anthony is rated AV PREEMINENT by Martindale-Hubbell and is ranked in U.S. News and World Reports as a BEST LAW FIRM.

The firm’s practice area is regional in scope and covers many areas of the law. With the resources of a large law firm, but with the dedication and commitment to personal service, Talley Anthony is unique. Our partners and associates, aided by strategic partnerships with some of the nation’s leading subject matter firms, insures our attorneys consistently demonstrate knowledge, skill, and dedication honed through decades of trial experience, in handling your legal issues.

Practice Areas

Divorce Law

+ Child Custody & Support
+ Spousal Support
+ Visitation Rights
+ Division of Community Property

Family Law

+ Prenuptial Agreements
+ Postnuptial Agreements
+ Adoption

Healthcare Law

+ Healthcare Contracts & Contract Disputes
+ Medical Malpractice Defense
+ Non-Competition and other Restrains of Trade Credentialing and Disciplinary Matters
+ Licensure Issues
+ Medical Products Liability Defense

Real Estate Law

+ Sales and Purchases of Residential and Commercial Property
+ Financing and Refinancing
+ Corporate Formation and Governance Issues
+ Zoning and Rezoning Disputes
+ Expropriations

Personal Injury

+ Slips and Falls
+ Auto and Truck Accidents
+ Boat Accidents
+ Equipment Failure and Defective Product

Insurance & Civil Defense

+ Casualty and Property Liability
+ Automobile Liability
+ Products Liability
+ Workers’ Compensation

Construction Law

+ Construction Litigation
+ Disruption and Delays
+ Coverage Issues
+ Contract Disputes

Environmental Law

+ Toxic Tort Litigation
+ Clean-Up Cost Recovery
+ Class Action Suits

Estate Planning

+ Wills and Trust
+ Successions
+ Healthcare Directives and Living Will
+ Complex and Contested Estate Cases

Law Enforcement Defense

+ Civil Rights Claims
+ Discrimination
+ Wrongful Termination
+ Negligence

General Civil Law

+ Corporate Business Law
+ Commercial Litigation
+ Bankruptcy
+ Contract Law
+ Creditor Rights and Collections


Talley Anthony is rated AV PREEMINENT by Martindale-Hubbell and is ranked in U.S. News and World Reports as a BEST LAW FIRM


Talley Anthony is the litigation firm. All of our attorneys have extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys have litigated significant cases whether before a judge or a jury. Individually, many of our attorneys have received the highest awards, honors and peer recognition.  

At Talley Anthony, every single day one or more of our attorneys are either in court or preparing to go to court.

Our Legal Team

Charles ‘Chuck’ M. Hughes

Personal Injury
General Civil Litigation
General Casualty Claims
Corporate Litigation
Civil Rights Defense
Timber, Paper Mill, and Landowner Law

Craig J. Robichaux

Healthcare Law
Medical Malpractice
Complex Commercial & Casualty Litigation
Business Dissolutions
Succession & Trust Litigation
Complex Tort Cases

Ryan G. Davis

General Casualty Defense
Insurance Defense
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Commercial Trucking Disputes
Products Liability Cases
Defense of Public Entities
Personal Injury
Worker’s Compensation

Jocelyn ‘Josie’ R. Guidry

Healthcare Law
Defense of Physicians
Defense of Hospitals
Medical Malpractice

Elisia Tipton

Healthcare Law
General Civil Litigation

Dan Oppenheim

Bankruptcy Law
Aviation Law
Military Law
Corporate Law

Lindsey Olsen

Family Law
Divorce Law
Child Custody & Support
Estate Planning

Mary Faith McCormick

Family Law
Divorce Law
Child Custody & Support
Estate Planning

Chandler D. Craig

Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
General Liability

Robert Harrison Smith

General Civil Litigation
Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Defense Base Act

E.B. ‘Ted’ Dittmer II

Real Estate Law
Trusts and Estates
Transactional Matters, including Business, Corporate and General Civil Litigation


“Talley Anthony assisted my family with an adoption. Every step of the way they were professional, responsive, and went above and beyond, even during a pandemic. I can’t thank them enough for what they helped my family achieve.”

“This firm is comprised of a great team with outstanding leadership and talented professionals. We were lucky to have worked with one of their attorneys who made a frustrating process bearable and as easy as one could hope. Everyone at the firm was so personable, knowledgeable, honest, and great to work with. We couldn’t recommend the firm any higher!”

“So glad to have Talley Anthony represent our businesses. The staff are top notch. They are honest, professional, accommodating, responsive, and well versed in all aspects of law. I would recommend them to any business or individual seeking legal assistance.”



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