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Kolby P. Marchand

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Kolby was born and raised in Prairieville Louisiana  and attended LSU majoring in Political Science. After his graduation in 2015, Kolby entered law school at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. Throughout his tenure at Southern University Law School, Kolby excelled academically graduating third in his class. As a 2L, Kolby revived the Southern University Chapter of the Federalist Society, an organization devoted to sparking intellectual debate on the issues facing our society today. Also, Kolby was a member of the Southern University Law Review where he published a case note titled "Free Speech and Signage After Reed v. Town of Gilbert: Signs of Change from the Bayou State," was later honored to be selected to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Southern University Law Review. Kolby was also honored to serve as the first student liaison from Southern University Law Center to the Baton Rouge Federal Bar Association, allowing him to gain personal connections with local federal practitioners and judges.

Following his graduation, Kolby clerked for one year for the Honorable Judge Jason M. Verdigets in the 23rd Judicial District Court. In that general jurisdiction, Kolby was exposed to all areas of the law gaining valuable insight and skills on a multitude of practice areas.        

Areas Of Practice

  • Insurance Defense 90%
  • Products Liability 5%
  • Corporate 5%

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2019


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 2015
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Free Speech and Signage After Reed v. Town of Gilbert: Signs of Change from the Bayou State, 44 S.U. L. Rev. 181, First Amendment, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, 2017 to Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, 2018 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Judge Jason M. Verdigets, Law Clerk, 2018 to 2019


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