600 Broad Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601


(337) 433-0022


Areas of Practice:



Estate Planning

Civil Litigation

Marla Miller

Marla Calvert Miller is a Southwest Louisiana native and received her undergraduate degree from McNeese State University, where she graduated summa cum laude.   She then went on to earn her J.D. from Baylor University Law School in 2006 and her LL.M. in Taxation from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago in 2007.  Marla is licensed in both Louisiana and Texas, is board certified in tax law in Louisiana and currently serves on the Tax Law Advisory Commission for the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.


Marla began her professional career as a tax legal consultant with ‘Big-Four’ advisory firms in Washington, D.C. and Calgary, AB, Canada where she focused on corporate federal and international taxation.  She then a continued her career in Houston, TX and Louisville, KY with global publicly traded companies serving in various in-house corporate tax counsel roles before she and her husband, Drew, relocated back to Lake Charles to be closer to family in 2017.  Throughout her career, Marla has been responsible for developing and implementing strategies for companies to maintain compliance while maximizing profitability and tax savings.  Marla’s practice at Stutes & Lavergne focuses on business and tax legal matters, including business planning and transactional matters, business taxation, start-up company formation, investor funding and operational planning, corporate litigation and estate planning. 


When not working, Marla enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, sports, reading and the arts.

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 2006

Louisiana, 2018

Louisiana Board Certification – Tax - 2019


Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL

LL.M., Taxation

National Scholar Honor Society   

Baylor University, Waco, TX


Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarship 

President of Women’s Legal Society

McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

B.S., summa cum laude

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Professional Associations:

Texas State Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Board Certified Tax Law Specialist – Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization Tax Law Advisory Committee

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association