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Paula Adams Ates

Legal Counsel

Paula Adams Ates is a graduate of Loyola University and Loyola University School of Law. She began her career in 2001 as a Law Clerk for the 40th Judicial District Court. Thereafter, from 2005 to 2016, Paula held a position at Ates Law Firm where she specialized in plaintiff personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation and class action suits until starting her own law firm in 2016. As our legal counsel, Paula brings her expertise and experience in commercial and business law to Magnolia Strategic Consultants.


In addition to practicing law, Paula is a Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s House of Delegates, representing the 29th Judicial District, a Member of the Bar’s Legislation Committee, and former member of its Access to Justice Committee. She is also a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and currently sits on its Grants Committee. She is a former Louisiana Bar Foundation Board Member and Chair of the Greater Orleans Community Partnership Panel. Paula is a Board Member of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association and serves on its Legislation Committee. Similarly, she is a Board Member of the River Region Arts and Humanities Council and formerly served as its President.


Paula’s passion is served as a Board Member of Schnauzer Rescue of Louisiana. In addition to the Louisiana State Bar Association, she is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, St. Charles Parish Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association.

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