About Marissa

Marissa Hutabarat is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She is an associate attorney at Glago Williams, LLC, where she specializes in civil litigation cases including personal injury cases such as automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and insurance disputes. Most recently, Marissa has been involved in the advocation of clients affected by the Hard Rock Collapse case. After graduating from law school, she completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Judge Roland Belsome of the Louisiana State Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit, where she performed research, summarized, drafted bench memoranda, and outlined orders on matters pending before the Judge. She also had the opportunity to observe appellate arguments, read appellate briefs, and review lower court records. Marissa then became the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Edwin A. Lombard of the Louisiana State Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit. There she conducted research and analyzed legal date to draft opinions as well as prepared legal memoranda and various court orders for civil and criminal cases for review. Marissa was tasked with conferring with other appellate judges and law clerks to provide the Judge with recommendations to process regular and expedited consideration supervisory writs. Marissa also served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Monique Barial in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans' domestic division where she reviewed domestic pleadings and memorandums filed by parties along with draft bench memorandums setting forth the facts, issues, laws, and recommendation dispositions for motion hearings, rules, and trials. She communicated with counsel and/or pro se litigants to answer questions regarding procedural requirements. In addition to her vast legal experience, Marissa believes in service to the community. She serves on the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans (CADA), whose mission is to empower the community to build a safe and healthy future through prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that foster resilience and well-being. She is also an active member of the Orchid Society, a young professional network of women serving as positive role models for young minority girls in the New Orleans metropolitan area through mentoring, Community service, and social awareness programming. Marissa is also a legal advisor for The First 72+, an organization which envisions a stop to the cycle of incarceration by utilizing education, secure housing, stable employment, healthcare, and community engagement to foster self-sustainability and independence.

EXPERIENCE

  • Glago Williams, L.L.C. - Associate Civil Trial & Class Action Attorney
  • The Honorable Monique E. Barial - Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans Judicial Law Clerk
  • El-amm and Associates, L.L.C. - Associate Personal Injury Attorney
  • The Honorable Edwin A. Lombard - The Louisiana State Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit Judicial Law Clerk
  • Cabral Law Firm - Research Attorney
  • The Honorable Roland L. Belsome - The Louisiana State Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit Judicial Law Clerk
  • Gaynell Williams, L.L.C. - Legal Assistant

COMMUNITY

  • Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans (CADA)

  • The Orchid Society

  • The First 72+

  • New Orleans CORE and the Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion

  • Coats for Kids

  • American Heart Association

EDUCATION

  • Loyola University, College of Law - Juris Doctor — May 2010

  • DePaul University College of Art and Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Psychology — June 2006