Marla Miller

600 Broad Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601


(337) 433-0022

Areas of Practice:



Estate Planning

Civil Litigation

Marla Calvert Miller is a Southwest Louisiana native that received her undergraduate degree from McNeese State University, J.D. from Baylor University Law School and LL.M. in Taxation from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago.  Marla is licensed in both Louisiana and Texas.


Marla began her professional career as a tax legal consultant with ‘Big-Four’ advisory firms in Washington, D.C. and Canada where she focused on federal and internal taxation and continued her career in various in-house corporate tax counsel roles with global publicly traded companies before joining Stutes & Lavergne.  Throughout her career, she has been responsible for developing and implementing strategies for companies to maintain compliance while maximizing profitability and tax savings.  Marla has experience in the areas of tax legal advice and opinions on business matters, entity formation and structuring, operational agreements for businesses and local professionals, business and financing agreements for start-up companies, mergers and acquisitions including the sale or purchase of business assets, drafting of trust and estate planning documents and civil litigation.


When not working, Marla enjoys swimming, cycling, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.



Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL

  • LL.M., Taxation

  • National Scholar Honor Society   

Baylor University, Waco, TX

  • J.D.

  • President of Women’s Legal Society

McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

  • B.S., magna cum laude

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 2006

  • Louisiana, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association

  • Texas State Bar Association

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