Ann Mallett Barker
Attorney at Law

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Ann Mallett Barker



Lockport, LA



After receiving my Juris Doctorate degree  from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984, I began practicing law in Houma, Louisiana at the well established law firm of Watkins, Walker, and Hermann. My  relationship with that firm and its successor firms spanned several decades.  I have practiced law in the areas of  estate administration, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, business litigation, employment  discrimination,  personal injury and business planning.   In addition to the traditional practice of law,  I spent several years in the early 1990's  as a licensed insurance and investment counselor  and several years post- Katrina  as an in-house risk manager. 

As a licensed practicing attorney in southeast Louisiana for over 30 years, I have gained a deep appreciation for Louisiana legal  tradition, placing  great importance on the orderly  transfer of assets within families upon death.  The value of a real estate inheritance in south Louisiana is heightened by the stark reality  that our treasured  way of life is intimately connected to our disappearing geography.   I take great pleasure in assisting Louisiana families with estate transfers in the most cost effective manner possible. 

Free consultations are available by appointment.  Cost estimates can be provided following consultation.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Administration, Probate, Successions, Donations

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1984


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Chemistry and Biology Education

Honors and Awards

  • Loyola University Law School Student Bar Association Certificate of Merit for Successions
  • Law School Class Rank - 32 out of 197

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Lafourche Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Watkins, Walker & Prejeant, Associate Attorney, 1984 to 1990
  • Watkins, Walker & Eroche, Of Counsel, 1995 to 2005

Ancillary Businesses

  • Gilsbar - Financial Services and Insurance 1990-1995
  • Risk Management - 2006-2009