BRET C. BEYER, SR., born September 20, 1962; admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1987; Senior Partner of Hill & Beyer, APLC. Mr. Beyer earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1984 and passed all sections of the CPA Examination Boards in 1984 on the first attempt before entering law school. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Louisiana State University Law School in 1987 and was selected as Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Mr. Beyer graduated 3rd in his class, and was also honored with an award of Order of the Coif. In addition, he received multiple American Jurisprudence Awards.
Mr. Beyer has successfully argued in front of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. A member of the American, Louisiana and Lafayette Parish Bar Associations, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Mr. Beyer has also served on the Board of Directors of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association. He has prepared and presented numerous seminars to defense clients on areas such as tort defense, maritime and admiralty law, worker’s compensation defense and premises liability. Hill & Beyer received the 2009 Small Firm Award for its dedication and commitment to pro bono service to the community. He practiced as an associate with the firm of Juneau, Hill, Judice, Hill and Adley in 1987, and formed Hill & Beyer, APLC, as a senior partner with John K. Hill, Jr., in 1988.
ERIN S. BEYER, born 1967; admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1992; Senior Partner of Hill & Beyer, APLC. Ms. Beyer obtained a B.A. Degree from Louisiana State University in 1989, and a Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University Law School in 1992, where she earned honors for Moot Court Board, American Jurisprudence Awards, Chancellor’s List, and Flory Trial, graduating in the top 20%. As a practicing civil litigation trial attorney, Ms. Beyer was voted a 2018 Acadiana Profile Top Lawyer. She has argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court and is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American, Federal, Louisiana, State and Lafayette Parish Bar Associations. Mrs. Beyer is also a member of the Award-Winning Acadiana American Inns of Court and enjoys volunteering with numerous groups including the American Red Cross, United Blood Services, Teen Court, Law on Tape, homeless shelters, and illiteracy programs. Hill & Beyer has been the recipient of the Small Firm Award for its dedication and commitment to pro bono service in the community. For over a decade, Ms. Beyer has been a Faculty Member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (“NITA”), primarily for the Gulf Coast Region in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as for the Southwest Region in Dallas, Texas, teaching litigation skills to both law students and practicing attorneys. She has also presented numerous lectures, seminars and demonstrations regarding such topics as: brain and spinal injuries, catastrophic injury, and complex medical litigation, effective direct and cross examination of experts, Louisiana tort law, automobile liability defense, merchant liability law, restaurant liability, the Americans with Disabilities Act, age discrimination, sexual harassment defense, and construction law. In her spare time, Ms. Beyer has been certified as a pilates instructor, and enjoys yoga, snow skiing, scuba diving, attending her children’s many sports activities and game nights.
MARIANNA BROUSSARD, born September 4, 1943; associate with Hill & Beyer, APLC. Ms. Broussard obtained a B.A. Degree in English from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1965. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in 1995, finishing in the top third. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Broussard taught high school English for five years, after which she was appointed Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Her business experience includes ownership and management of several retail locations in South Louisiana.
Ms. Broussard has been the recipient of the Top Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer Award at the Lafayette Bar Foundation Champions of Justice Awards Ceremony. She was also awarded the Outstanding Clinician Award for her competence, dedication and service to the community. She is licensed to practice law in all State and Federal courts in Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a member of the American, Louisiana, and Lafayette Parish Bar Associations. She joined Hill & Beyer, APLC, in 1996.
MEGAN E. RÉAUX, born September 2, 1987; admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 2011; associate attorney at Hill & Beyer, APLC.
Ms. Réaux graduated magma cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she was a member of the Honors Department. She earned a Juris Doctorate and Graduate Diploma in Civil Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2011. While attending law school, Ms. Réaux was honored with the CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence, Commercial Paper, and Family Law; the 2010 Public Interest Law Society Fellowship for her work with Hearts of Hope in Lafayette; and the LSU Board of Supervisors Scholarship.
Since law school, Ms. Réaux has worked primarily in personal injury defense and multiparty maritime litigation. She is licensed to practice before all Louisiana State and Federal Courts as well as the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lafayette Bar Association, and the Bar Association for the Federal Fifth Circuit. In 2014, she was named a Pro Bono Hero by the Louisiana State Bar Association for her pro bono representation of clients through Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers.