Rebecca WheelisATTORNEY

    I am a born and raised North Louisiana girl, and proud Ruston Bearcat and Louisiana Tech Bulldog. I graduated from Tech in 2017 with my bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in English. That Fall, I started law school at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and I graduated in 2020 with my Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law.

    While at LSU Law, I got experience in several different areas of law: personal injury, sexual assault victim advocacy, and prosecution. In my final semester, I was a Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX Special Prosecutor, which meant I was given the opportunity to spend time in the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office handling criminal cases as a Student Prosecutor. It was an invigorating experience.

    Upon graduation, I began working at Perkins & Associates as a paralegal until my admission to the State Bar of Louisiana.

    When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs: goldendoodle, Bentley and labradoodle, Cash, and my cat, Atticus. (Yes, he is named after Atticus Finch!) My pets are my children, and we love to play in the yard, go on car rides, and take long naps in our free time. If I’m not talking about work, you can bet I’m talking about my doodles!

    Favorite Animal: Elephant

    Inspirational Quote: “Every project has potential. If you allow yourself to see it, and give it the respect it deserves, others just may follow suit.”

    Favorite Comedy: Schitt’s Creek