Paul “Woody” Scott

Paul “Woody” Scott is passionate in his representation of clients. Mr. Scott founded The Scott Law Firm and practices in immigration law, deportation and removal defence, criminal defence, and Federal Criminal and Immigration Litigation.

Mr. Scott was born in a small hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. At two years old he and his mother moved to the New Orleans, Louisiana, area where he was raised. After he graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, he moved to Baton Rouge where he attended Louisiana State University to obtain his bachelor degree. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from the LSU Paul H. Hebert Law School.

During his studies, Mr. Scott performed extensive travel and study of Latin America and the Latin American Legal Systems. Fluent in Spanish, he spent a semester of law school studying at the prestigious Universidad Austral Facultad de los Derechos located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Throughout his life, Mr. Scott has watched family and friends work themselves through the complex immigration system. For that reason, he is intimately familiar with the immigration processes and serves his clients with a sense of passion.

As an immigration lawyer Mr. Scott provides legal services in the areas of Immigration and Nationality Law, Criminal Defence, and Personal Injury. Mr. Scott is a regular guest on Radio Amor and La Nueva radio stations where he answers the questions of Spanish speaking community.

Firm Overview:

At The Scott Law Firm, our team is dedicated to defending the rights of our clients in the legal areas of immigration, criminal defence, and personal injury. Our firm is aware of the rights that each of our clients possess, and we are dedicated to ensuring that their rights are not infringed upon or taken away from them. If your rights are being threatened, we encourage you to contact our team at your earliest convenience.

Whether a law enforcement official has accused you of driving under the influence or the government is threatening you with deportation, we want you to receive the quality assistance you require. We guarantee effective and competent representation at The Scott Law Firm. At our firm, clients come first. Our clients are treated with respect and receive the attention that they need. We were founded to help individuals and businesses throughout the world.

Walter J. Leger, Jr.

Walter J. Leger, Jr. is a partner in the law firm of Leger & Shaw and Vice-President and former President of the New Orleans Zephyrs Triple A Baseball Team. He is the Past President of the New Orleans Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans regional Chamber of Commerce and the MetroVision Economic Development Partnership.

The Louisiana Bar Journal named Leger one of only twelve “Louisiana Legal Legends,” along with Louisiana Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, former U.S. Chief Justice Edward Douglas White, Jr., William C.C. Claiborne and eight others.

Leger has spoken widely on legal issues at Harvard Law School, Tulane, LSU, Loyola and others. Leger was a finalist for the “National Lawyer of the Year” Award, has been named to Louisiana’s “Superlawyers” and Citybusiness Newspaper’s “Leaders in Law Hall of Fame.” He received the “President’s Award” for leadership and public service from the New Orleans Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Justice. He has been named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Southern Economic Development Council and the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association. The Louisiana State Bar Association has given him its Prestigious “Lawyer Citizen” Award.

He is a past Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce and Co Chairman of the MetroVision Regional Economic Development Partnership. He served for 15 years as Chairman of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation/Commission and is a member of the Southeast Louisiana Business Council Coalition, the New Orleans/Baton Rouge Super Region Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

He represents Tulane on the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. He has served on the Boards of GNO, Inc., the New Orleans Bar Association, Greater New Orleans Foundation, LSU Health Science Center Foundation, Delgado Community College Foundation, Nunez Community College Foundation, Tulane Cancer Center, LSU Cancer Center, and the Director’s Council of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. He is Past President of the New Orleans Bar Association and current President of the New Orleans Bar Foundation.

After Hurricane Katrina, Leger was appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco to the Louisiana Recovery Authority where he was one of the LRA’s most active members. Governor Bobby Jindal re appointed Leger and he served as Vice Chairman. He was also appointed by both Governors to serve as Chairman of the Louisiana Land Trust and by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA). Leger became well known as the co host with Garland Robinette of a weekly WWL radio show on hurricane recovery issues.

He has testified before the U.S. Senate Sub Committee on Disaster Recovery whose participants included Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and then Senator Barack Obama. Leger has appeared on behalf of the homeowners of Louisiana before five Congressional and Senate committees and sub committees and met numerous times with Senate and House of Representatives staff and committee staffs, including the Appropriations and Finance committees, and with U.S. Senators, Congressmen, and editorial and news staff of the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Associated Press. He has also made appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, PBS, LPB and numerous local and national television and radio stations.

Leger is a two-time cancer survivor and has received lifesaving commendations from the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Sailing Association for life saving rescue at sea.

Graham Bosworth

Graham Bosworth began his law career in 2005 at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Graham handled a variety of criminal cases including trials, appeals, post conviction applications, and on federal habeas corpus petitions. He also prepared and presented briefs and oral argument in the civil employment discrimination suit, Decorte v. Jordan, 497 F.3d 433 (5th Cir. 2007), before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Graham has handled trials ranging from misdemeanor possession drug cases to murder. Graham also has extensive experience handling criminal appeals in Louisiana, and has prepared and presented numerous briefs and oral arguments before Louisiana Circuit Courts, as well as the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Graham also has handled multiple federal habeas corpus applications and has written numerous briefs and argued before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Graham was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a degree in History and Anthropology. After spending a year traveling in South America, he attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA, where he was named the Best Oral Advocate in his first year advocacy class. He was also the first Suffolk student to be offered the opportunity to enroll at Lund University’s Juridicum in Lund, Sweden, where he was named a Distinguished Student.

Graham is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts, as well as the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of several professional associations and also serves on the Amicus Committee of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Firm Overview:

Operating as separate firms and legal entities, the Law Offices of Graham Bosworth, LLC & Autumn Town, LLC are full service criminal defense firms providing representation in simple matters like traffic (DUI/DWI) and municipal misdemeanors, to complex state and federal cases involving felonies such as murder, drug, and conspiracy charges. The Law Offices handle all types of representation, including pretrial motions, trials, and appeals. Our practices also provide representation in certain civil areas.

A large percentage of the practices also is devoted to the specialized areas of state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus proceedings.

You can expect professional representation, and that your matter will be treated with absolute discretion and sensitivity. Our goal is to provide expert and aggressive legal defense, and the commitment to safeguarding your rights is reflected in the relationships established with our clients.

There can be a nominal fee for a consultation.