Successions, Wills, Trusts, and General Estate Planning
Partner, Perry, Balhoff, Mengis, & Burns, L.L.C. (formerly Atkinson, Perry, Atkinson & Balhoff, L.L.C.), 1998-Present; Partner, Guglielmo, Marks, Schutte, Terhoeve & Love, 1996-1998; Associate, Mathews, Atkinson, Guglielmo, Marks & Day, 1994-1996.
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Board Certified in Estate Planning and Administration by the Louisiana State Bar Association.
AV* Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Teacher, Successions and Donations, Barbri Bar Review Course, 2004-2014; Teacher, Successions and Donations, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Louisiana State Bar Review Course, 2003.
Speaker, LSU Law School Estate Planning Seminar, 1999-2018; Speaker, Tulane Law School Estate Planning Seminar, 2004-2018; Speaker, Loyola Law School Estate Planning Seminar, 2004-2018; Speaker, LSU Law School Recent Developments in Legislation & Jurisprudence Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 2003-2018.
Treasurer, Louisiana State Law Institute, 2009-Present; Member, Executive Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute, 2009-Present; Member, Successions and Donations Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute, 2002-Present; Member, Trust Code Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute, 2012-Present; Representative, Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute, 2000-2002, 2003-Present.
Recipient, Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Award for the Outstanding Young Lawyer in the State of Louisiana, 2005.
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2005-2007; Chair, Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Council, 2001; Member, Young Lawyers Section Council, 1996-2002; Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association; Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; Louisiana State Bar Association; Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
Admitted to the Louisiana State Bar, 1992; Admitted to the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, 1993; Admitted to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Polozola, United States District Judge, Middle District of Louisiana, 1992-1994; Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Finalist; Member, Appellate Advocacy Board; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Litigation Clinic.
Teacher, Business Law, Catholic High School of Baton Rouge, 1998-2008.
President, Board of Directors of Manresa House of Retreats, 2009; Member, Board of Directors of Manresa House of Retreats, 2004-2012; Captain, Manresa House of Retreats, 2002-Present.
Recipient, The Jesuits of the New Orleans Province Homines Pro Aliis (People for Others) Award, 2012.
President, Catholic High School Alumni Association, 1997-1998; Member, Catholic High School Alumni Association, 1997-2001; Member, Catholic High School Alumni Advisory Board, 1995-1997.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 30, 1966.
Married to Stacey Angelety Mengis; Three children: Maria Angelety Mengis, Joseph Warren Lassiter Mengis, Christopher Harrison Grant Mengis.
Education: Louisiana State University (Bachelor’s Degree, 1989; Juris Doctorate, 1992)
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