Hi there, I’m Chris.
Chris J. Roy, Jr. is a former Louisiana state representative and an accomplished bedsore trial lawyer with almost thirty years of experience holding nursing homes accountable. Based out of Alexandria, Louisiana, he fights for victims of neglect and abuse to make sure that their rights are protected and that they receive fair compensation for their injuries. Chris has represented hundreds of families whose loved ones were injured or harmed because of medical negligence and neglect.
In 1984, Chris graduated with honors from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a degree in political science. In 1987, Chris received his law degree with honors from Southern University Law Center. He was elected as a member of the Southern University Law Center Hall of Fame in 2007.
In 2008, Chris was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives serving the 25th District. He served on the Insurance, Commerce, and Agriculture Committees.
While a member of the legislature in 2010, Chris was named Legislator of the Year by the Louisiana Orthopedic Society. He fought for the protection of the elderly from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. He was instrumental in passing laws to protect mentally disabled children. As a member of the House Insurance and Commerce Committees, he fought for consumer rights against big insurance companies on health insurance issues and insurance bad faith laws. Chris chose not to run for re-election in 2011 to spend more time with his family.
Chris has been married to Lelia Hopewell Roy for 33 years. They are the proud parents of three children, Madeleine Clark Roy, an attorney in New Orleans, Christopher J. Roy, III, an attorney in Baton Rouge, and John Roy, a first-year Louisiana State University Law Center student.
Chris is originally from Marksville, Louisiana and planted his roots in Alexandria, where his father played an instrumental role as a civil rights lawyer in the 1950s and 60s.
Chris is a third-generation attorney and lifelong Central Louisiana resident who was taught that a competent lawyer possesses the ability to change people’s lives for the better.