Biography of Chris J. Roy, Jr.

chris-royChris J. Roy, Jr. is a lifelong Louisiana resident. He has practiced law since 1987, and is a third generation attorney.   He is married to Lelia Hopewell Roy, and has been married for 28 years. The Roy’s are the proud parents of three children, Madeleine Clark Roy, who recently graduated from LSU Law School, Christopher J. Roy, III who plans to start Louisiana State University Law School and John Roy who will be a senior in high school.

Chris J. Roy, Jr. graduated with honors from Louisiana State University in 1984 with a degree in political science. Thereafter, he graduated in 1987 with honors from Southern University Law Center.  He was elected as a member of the Southern University Law Center Hall of Fame in 2007. Following law school, Chris worked as a Ninth Judicial District Court law clerk under Judge Robert Jackson.  Thereafter, he practiced law for several years with his father, Chris J. Roy, Sr. until founding his law firm, Chris J. Roy, Jr. Law Corporation in 1990.

Professionally, he is a member of the Alexandria, Louisiana, and American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, including the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the National Crime Victims Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

chris-roy-casualIn 2008, Mr. Roy was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives serving the 25th District. He served on the Insurance, Commerce and Agriculture Committees. While a member of the legislature, Chris was named the recipient of legislator of the year for the Louisiana Orthopedic Society in 2010.   He was instrumental in fighting for the protection of the elderly from abuse and neglect and financial abuse.   He was also instrumental in passing laws to protect mentally disabled children.  He chose not to run for re-election in 2011.

During his time in the House of Representatives, Mr. Roy tirelessly fought for victims of crime and our elderly who were abused in nursing homes. As a practicing attorney for the last 29 years, he has represented hundreds of families whose loved one was injured, neglected, or abused in a nursing home. He has lectured on nursing home abuse and insurance law issues in legal education seminars.

He continues to fight for victims of other’s negligence to make sure that their rights are protected and that they receive fair compensation for their injuries. As a member of the House insurance and commerce committees, he fought for consumer rights against the big insurance companies and for victims of negligence.

On a personal level, Mr. Roy has been involved as a member of the Board of Directors for the Rapides Parish Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA. He also served on the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes, and has been involved in sponsoring citizen law schools in the past for the Louisiana Association of Justice.