Lacey Sanchez Rispone

Baton Rouge, LA
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Lacey was born and raised in Baton Rouge. She attended Our Lady of Mercy and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic schools. She was a nationally ranked high school pole vaulter, who went on to compete as a scholarship athlete for Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University. She was a member of the 2012 SEC Track and Field Outdoor Championship team and was the 2010 Southland Conference Champion in the Pole Vault. She is a LSU Letter winner who is currently ranked number 4 on the LSU Track & Field All-Time History list in the pole vault. She was named to the All-Louisiana All-Academic Team, All Southeastern Conference Honor Roll, All Southland Conference Athletic Team, and Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

Before law school, Lacey was a marketing intern at the Nike, Inc. world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. She graduated from LSU in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in English. In 2014, she served as the official hostess for the State of Louisiana as Miss Louisiana 2014.  She then went on to complete her education as a dual-degree student at LSU where she pursued her Master of Mass Communication, Juris Doctor, and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, concurrently.

Outside of work, Lacey is an avid runner who enjoys hunting and fishing. She also enjoys volunteering at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

Areas of Practice
  • Transportation Law
  • Premises and Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage and Defense
Certified Legal Specialties
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2018

Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Juris Doctor, Diploma in Comparative Law– 2018

Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Master of Mass Communication Degree – 2017

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Bachelor of Science, English – 2013
Honors & Awards
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge Great Futures Gala Honoree 2018
  • St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School Alumni of the Year, 2015
  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School Outstanding Graduate, 2016
  • 2015 LSU Law Opening Statement Competition, Champion
  • Served as the official hostess of the State of Louisiana as Miss Louisiana 2014
  • She was the official spokesperson for Louisiana Cares for Children, the Louisiana Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Vantage Health Plan, Propane Dealers of Louisiana, and Tobacco Free Living
  • Instrumental in passing smoke-free ordinance in New Orleans, LA
  • LSU Track and Field Team’s 2012 SEC Championship Team
  • Lacey is number 4 on the LSU Track & Field All Time History List in the pole vault for indoor and outdoor track & field
  • NCAA Track & Field National Championship preliminary rounds, Qualifier
  • All-Louisiana All Academic Collegiate Team
  • All Southeastern Conference Honor Roll
  • All Southland Conference Athletic Team
  • Southland Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
  • All Southland Conference All-Academic Team
  • LSU Athletics’ Director’s Cup for Academic Excellence
  • 2010 Southland Conference Champion in the pole vault
  • SLU Coach’s Award for outstanding leadership
Professional Associates & Awards

In her practice, Lacey is a member of:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association

While in law school she was involved in:

  • Women in Law Student Association – President
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media Law Society – Officer
  • Christian Legal Association – Officer
  • Student Bar Association Academic Committee
Published Works
  • “NCAA Student-Athletes and Defamation: Understanding Plaintiff Classification and First Amendment Protection”
Representative Cases
  • While still in law school, Lacey was sworn in as a Rule XX Certified Legal Intern where she and her team represented an indigent defendant before the Supreme Court of Louisiana. They received a favorable ruling for their client.
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement
  • Lacey is a life-long advocate for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2014, she raised $25,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across Louisiana.