Meet Our Team of Attorneys
At the law firm of Miller, Mitchell & Luquette, our team of attorneys come from a wide array of backgrounds and are experienced in a multitude of legal fields. When you hire the law firm of Miller, Mitchell & Luquette, you do not just get one attorney, you get the whole team.
Jack has been an active practitioner, primarily performing courtroom work, since he was licensed to practice law.
In the 1970s and 80s, he was an Assistant District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District Court, all the while primarily maintaining a personal injury and domestic law civil practice. Upon resigning from the District Attorney’s Office he added criminal defense to his practice. He has often said that he “left the sentence business and went into the penance business.”
He has practiced in the District, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of the state of Louisiana. He has also practiced in the United States District and Court of Appeal and even filed pleadings with the United States Supreme Court.
He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association; Acadia Parish Bar Association, where he is a past president; and the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. He has given many presentations on legal issues to both attorneys and judges. Jack is also a member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocate Forum, signifying that he has handled cases resulting in a multimillion-dollar award.
He is a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley; and the Crowley Kiwanis Club, where he is also a past president.
Crowley has been Jack’s home since birth His other life experiences have included work during high school bailing hay, service station attendant (when checking air, battery levels, checking tire pressure, washing windows, changing tires and pumping gas were all part of the service). Between semesters in college, he worked offshore on a production platform offshore and construction work (digging foundation trenches, laying iron and roofing).
After 17 years of competing in rodeos in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma, he retired at the age of 64. His other activities have included baseball/softball, tennis and playing music in his classic rock group, “Get Back, the band.”
Jack is married to Nicole Breaux Miller, who is also a practicing attorney. He had two daughters. His daughter, Sarah, is married to Parker Mitchell, who is also a member of the firm. His 22-year-old daughter, Ashleigh, was killed by a drunk driver in 2002.
Parker was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2013 and began practicing at the law firm of Jack Derrick Miller, Ltd. (Now Miller, Mitchell & Long, Ltd.). Throughout his career, he has been devoted to providing diligent, compassionate representation to his clients in his trial practice, which focuses on several areas of law: personal injury, criminal defense, family/domestic, and civil property.
He previously worked as a contract attorney for the 15th Judicial District Defender’s Office, where he gained extensive experience in handling criminal cases, as well as Child in Need of Care cases. In addition to his trial practice, Parker has gained valuable experience in his appellate practice, which includes arguing before the Louisiana Supreme Court. He previously served as the president of the Acadia Parish Bar Association, and he presently serves as parliamentarian. He also serves as chairperson of the By-law Committee for the International Rice Festival, and he is a member of the Crowley Rotary Club.
Parker obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended Southern University Law Center, where he graduated Cum Laude.
While attending Southern University Law Center, he served as a legislative aide in the Louisiana State Senate. In addition, he served on the Moot Court Board and Law Review, while also working as a teaching assistant in legal writing and civil property. He was selected as the student Curriculum Committee Chair and received the Chancellor’s Leadership Award for his service.
Parker and his wife, Sarah, presently have two children, in addition to their labrador, Fancy, who is also considered to be one of their children.
Areas of practice: Personal injury (Automobile accidents, Slip and Fall, Premises Liability), Criminal Defense, Family law, Civil property, and General civil litigation.
Born and raised in Abbeville, Gale graduated from E. Broussard High School in 1989 before getting his Bachelor’s Degree at Louisiana State University in 1993. In 1996 he graduated from LSU Law School and began a three-year clerkship with former Judge Durwood Conque.
In 1999, the 15th Judicial District Court created its Family Court division and Gale was asked to serve as the first Hearing Officer for the parishes of Vermilion and Acadia. In that capacity, he presided over more than 10,000 custody, support, abuse and other domestic related matters.
In 2008 he was appointed Family Court commissioner over State child support cases.
He has served on the Bar Associations for Vermilion, Lafayette and Acadia parishes, has served on the executive Board of the Louisiana Cattle Festival and Fair since 1999, has served as legal counsel for the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals since 2003, and has served as the Chairman of the Abbeville Film and Visitors Commission since 2008.
In 2018, after over 19 years as Hearing Officer, Gale retired from the Family Court and began practicing with the firm.
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