Mary G. Erlingson

Founding Member & Partner

Mary Erlingson is a founding member and the managing partner of Erlingson Banks, PLLC.

A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, Mary received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in 1984 and her Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in 1989.She is licensed to practice before all state courts in Louisiana and Texas, the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the District of Columbia.

Before beginning private practice, Mary clerked for Honorable James H. Boddie, Jr. and Honorable John Joyce in the Fourth Judicial District Court, for the Parishes of Ouachita and Morehouse.

In addition to her legal practice, Mary is actively involved in the Baton Rouge community. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of STAR (Sexual Trauma Assault and Response Center) a non-profit that provides education and counseling services to victims of sexual assault. Mary serves on the Board of Directors and Governing Committee of the Family Youth and Service Center in Baton Rouge, a nonprofit aimed at reducing truancy in Baton Rouge. Mary also serves on the board of UPLIFTD, a non-profit dedicated providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Mary is also a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

Bar Admissions

Louisiana 1989
Texas 1998
Washington DC 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Professional Associations and Memberships

Louisiana State Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute


  • Louisiana State University, B.A.
  • Louisiana State University, J.D. 1989

Areas of Practice

  • Property and Casualty Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Governmental Relations