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Integrity. Experience. Leadership

Our goal is to be the first call you make whenever you need legal assistance of any kind. Although Jim “J.R.” Clary, Christopher Suba, or Casey Neale will personally address all of your legal questions and concerns, our support network of trusted and experienced attorneys have a proven record of providing diligent legal services. Our experience – acquired through years of practice in a wide array of legal fields – allows us to promptly and professionally address your legal needs. 

Because attorney – client communication is so important, we have a qualified, talented and motivated Staff who will assist us in making certain that you are always kept informed of all developments in your case. At the same time, our firm attorneys also remain available to all of our clients for personal conferences or calls. After all, the client did not hire the Staff. The client hired the attorneys and we are privileged to serve you. That being so, we pride ourselves in making certain there is always free, prompt and unfettered access directly to the attorneys of the firm. 

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

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Attorney James R. “JR” Clary, Jr.

James R. Clary has been a trial lawyer for over thirty years. Representing clients in courtrooms all across the country is the only thing that he has ever wanted to do in his professional life.

After securing both his B.A. in Journalism (1980) and his Law Degree (1983) from Louisiana State University, he was selected to attend and graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College (TLC) in DuBois, Wyoming, Class of 2002. He is honored to currently serve as a member of the Board of Directors for TLC, as well as part of the teaching staff for the college, an institution wholly devoted to obtaining justice for the injured, the accused and the least powerful among us.

He is a native of Baton Rouge and was educated in the public school system. Although he has traveled extensively, he has never wanted to leave the city. He opened his own law firm in February of 1993 and has always represented ordinary folks and small businesses – usually against the bigger guys. For over thirty years, his practice has focused upon plaintiff personal injury matters, commercial litigation, criminal defense and representing lawyers, doctors, nurses and other professionals in matters involving hearings with their governing boards. During this period of time, he has also been pleased to assist his clients in family courts and in moving through the legal situations that often face ordinary people.

This work has been the honor and privilege of his life.

Throughout the experiences of thirty years, he has often explained to his business clientele that a trial lawyer has wrestled in court with every type of legal dispute imaginable. Thus, he has come to understand that many of the expensive litigation disputes faced by business clients could have been avoided if they had retained a trial lawyer early on in their business practices, instead of waiting for business pressures and personalities to result in a problem of some type. Trial lawyers know what old soldiers know: the best way to enjoy success is to avoid unnecessary and avoidable legal wrangles. At Clary Law Firm, Mr. Clary and his team have the requisite experience to provide just that sort of guidance.


Attorney Christopher S. Suba

Christopher S. Suba is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana and spent most of his life in Baton Rouge after earning his B.S. from Louisiana State University and subsequently receiving a J.D. and B.C.L. from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Mr. Suba has recently relocated to Dallas, Texas, where he has opened the second office of Clary | Suba | Neale. Mr. Suba’s practice remains based entirely on litigation of commercial business and plaintiff personal injury matters. A seasoned trial attorney with experience in a wide array of matters, Mr. Suba’s practice is exclusively federal and state trials, appeals and arbitrations. As a trial lawyer, he has represented clients as lead counsel in state and federal litigation, arbitration and mediation involving claims ranging from serious and catastrophic personal injury cases, construction matters, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, defamation, business torts, products liability, insurance coverage and professional negligence, family law, professional defense, and wills and successions. Nonetheless, Mr. Suba is a also strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution and participates in mediation and arbitration as alternatives to trial whenever possible.

While Mr. Suba has vast experience in all the aforementioned fields, he focuses his practice primarily in the areas of construction litigation, personal injury litigation, domestic litigation, and professional defense. In addition, Mr. Suba spends much of his time on various family and estate planning issues designed to protect the interests of same-sex couples in Louisiana and Texas, including surrogacy and adoption.

Mr. Suba has successfully litigated in the various district courts of Louisiana and Texas, Courts of Appeal, the United States District Courts in Louisiana and Texas, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Suba strives to provide the highest level of care in representing a wide range of clients from injured persons to disadvantaged business enterprises, and from small businesses to individuals that simply need the assistance of counsel. Mr. Suba is known for his dedication and the practical knowledge that he delivers to each and every client, whomever they are.

Mr. Suba is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas, as well as before the Eastern, Middle, and Western U.S. District Courts of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Attorney Casey D. Neale

Casey D. Neale is a native of Lacombe, Louisiana, later graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi in 2010.

Mr. Neale received his J.D. and M.D.C.L. from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, graduating cum laude and with honors in 2013. Mr. Neale was active in moot court and participated in the Family Law Clinic sponsored by the Family Court in the 19th Judicial District Court in and for East Baton Rouge Parish.

Mr. Neale’s practice is based almost exclusively on litigation of plaintiff personal injury matters, defense of licensed professionals, commercial business disputes, family law matters, and criminal defense. Mr. Neale also participates in mediation and arbitration as alternatives to trial whenever appropriate. Mr. Neale strives to provide the highest level of care in representing a variety of clients from injured individuals, to small business owners, to those who have been charged with a wide range of crimes – all of whom are so easily taken advantage. Mr. Neale is known for his kindheartedness, diligence, and the sensible and realistic approach that he brings to each matter.

Mr. Neale is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts and before the Eastern, Middle, and Western United States District Courts of Louisiana as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Neale also dedicates much of his spare time participating in various community-based initiatives and programming. He maintains steady involvement in activities sponsored by his church, University United Methodist Church, as well as other charity-based events.


Attorney Briton J. Myer

Briton J. Myer is a life-long resident of Central, Louisiana. After graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2013, Mr. Myer received his J.D. from Southern University Law Center, graduating magna cum laude in 2017.

At Southern University, Mr. Myer was on the Southern Law Review, publishing an article on the Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Mandate and its impact on religious freedoms. He was also a member of the 2017 Law Review Symposium Committee, which presented several multi-expert panels on the topic of Fourth Amendment searches and seizures. Most recently, Mr. Myer scored in the top 1% of all examinees on the July 2017 Louisiana Bar Exam.

Mr. Myer joins the practice with a focus on litigation of plaintiff’s personal injury matters, family law, and commercial disputes. Known for his charisma, diligence, and the holistic approach that he brings to each and every matter, Mr. Myer strives to provide the highest level of care in representing a variety of clients from injured individuals and families to small business owners. It is his hope that he can share his expertise and achievements with his local community, expanding the efforts of Clary Suba & Associates into both Central and Zachary, Louisiana, with an expanded office location now available.

Mr. Myer is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts, the Eastern, Middle, and Western United States District Courts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.


Attorney Valerie A. Black

Valerie Black received her B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles and furthered her studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Valerie was a production executive at Upload Films before pursuing her juris doctorate at Southern University Law Center, graduating cum laude in 2015.

She was a Senior Editor on the Journal of Race Gender & Poverty and an active moot court participant, competing in the AIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court Competition. Mrs. Black also had the honor of receiving the Mickey Leland Fellowship, working with the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, Ocean Conservancy, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Valerie was also a distinguished recipient of the Zoey Waguespack Scholarship.

After graduating, Mrs. Black served as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Early Childhood at the Louisiana Department of Education and as the Director of the Criminal Background Check program. Before joining Clary | Suba | Neale, Mrs. Black also had a thriving private practice that focused on property and construction law, as well as family law and personal injury matters. While Mrs. Black has vast experience in all of the aforementioned fields, her practice will remain focused primarily in the areas of health, construction, family law, estate planning, adoption, and other litigation matters.

Mrs. Black has successfully litigated in the various district courts as well as the Courts of Appeal in the state of Louisiana. Mrs. Black is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the state of Louisiana.

Office Locations

Baton Rouge Office
406 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Dallas Office
4625 Greenville Avenue
Ste. 200
Dallas, TX 75206

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