McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Stafford Welcomes Four New Associates in Baton Rouge and New Orleans
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that four new associates have joined the firm in Louisiana:
- Rodolfo “Rudy” Aguilar III, Baton Rouge
- Melissa L. Broussard, Baton Rouge
- Marshall T. Cox, New Orleans
- Sarah Edwards, New Orleans
“I am very proud to welcome these bright young lawyers to our firm,” said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford. “This incoming class of new associates is representative of the culture and values upon which McGlinchey Stafford is based, as well as of the bright future we are working to build for our communities.”
Aguilar practices in the firm’s Real Estate section and works with clients in the real estate, commercial development, and finance industries. He assists with transactional real estate matters including sales and purchases, mortgaging and financing, planned community development, title insurance, and commercial leasing. In addition, Aguilar has assisted with business and tax matters, including securing nonprofit status for clients. Aguilar served as a legal extern for Judge Toni Higginbotham, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals, in 2013. He received his J.D. and D.C.L. from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2015. At LSU, he was a Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipient and Chancellor’s Scholar.
Broussard’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, including representing clients in consumer financial services litigation, and in insurance defense and coverage disputes. A 2015 graduate of the Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, Broussard was an active member of several organizations in law school. She competed with Loyola’s Trial Advocacy Program National Competition Team in the spring of 2014 following a first-place finish in the Intramural Competition in the fall of 2013. Broussard was an active member of the Student Bar Association, serving as Special Events Chairperson during 2013–2014 and Vice President for 2014–2015. She also participated in Loyola’s Intramural Moot Court Competition and was a student member of the St. Thomas More American Inn of Court.
Cox’s practice focuses on products liability, including representing clients in the automotive and industrial equipment industries. He received his J.D. in 2015 from the Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law and was a Chancellor’s Law Scholar. During law school, Cox served as a judicial extern for Judge Susie Morgan in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Edwards is an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Financial Services Compliance sections and practices from the firm’s New Orleans office. She assists with matters involving compliance with state and federal law governing a variety of consumer financial products, including compliance with state licensing laws and federal and state debt collection laws. Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Edwards is a 2015 graduate of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she received her J.D. and held leadership roles in a number of organizations, including as Case Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola Law Review. She was also active in Loyola’s Moot Court, Student Bar Association, Entrepreneurial Business Law Society, and Intellectual Property Society.