Linda S. Melancon, Attorney

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Linda S. Melancon, the founder of Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana is an attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid and VA benefit’s planning, Special Needs Planning and Estate Administration (Successions and Trust Administration).

Linda graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University with a double major in business administration and history and then attended Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she graduated with her law degree in 1997.

She is recognized by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning and estate administration. She is also accredited by the VA to give advice regarding veterans’ benefits.

While in law school, Linda received the Order of the Coif award for graduating in the top 10% of her class and was a member of the Louisiana Law Review.

Also active in the community, Linda has served as a board member for the Ascension Parish Council on Aging and the ARC of East Ascension. She is also a member of the Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys and the Baton Rouge Aging Network.  Linda also regularly presents educational seminars for the public, as well as professional groups, on the importance of proper planning.


Betty A. Raglin, Attorney

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Betty A. Raglin is an attorney practicing in the areas of Taxation, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Administration, Trust Law, Business Planning, and Civil Litigation. Betty is Board Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of Tax Law and Estate Planning and Administration.

Betty graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor in Business Administration and then attended Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she graduated with her law degree in 2001. In 2002, Betty received her Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a co-author, beginning with 2010-2011 Supplement, of “Estate Planning in Louisiana” (Thomson West, 1991).

A natural speaker, Betty has presented on behalf of the law schools of Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, Southern University, and Tulane University. In addition, she is a former member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Chair of the Estate Planning Advisory Committee of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, and former President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.



Hailey Manint, Attorney


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Hailey Manint is an attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate Administration. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Louisiana State University in 2018 before pursuing her law degree from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She graduated in the top 5% of her class and received her license to practice law in October of 2021.

Throughout her law school journey, Hailey demonstrated exceptional dedication and leadership as an active member of the Public Interest Law Society. In her third year, she served as the President of the organization, showcasing her commitment to serving her community.

Driven by her passion for assisting others, she chose to focus her legal practice in an area of the law that that affects people in all stages of life. Hailey recognizes the significance of these areas of law, from estate planning to navigating the complexities of loss and bereavement.

Inspired by her grandfather, an esteemed attorney with his own practice in Baton Rouge, Hailey witnessed firsthand the transformative relationships he cultivated with his clients. This experience solidified her determination to pursue a legal career centered on making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Hailey finds joy in exploring new destinations through travel, discovering hidden treasures through thrifting and estate sale hunting, and nurturing her green thumb in the garden. Her diverse interests reflect her vibrant personality and commitment to embracing life’s adventures both inside and outside of the office.


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