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Leslie Bankston


Leslie is the proprietor and lead counsel of Bankston Law Firm. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs gave her the aspiration of owning her own business.  She has a passion for providing top-notch and efficient legal services to her clients and has assembled a collegial team to provide you with the best experience possible at her firm.

Leslie received her law degree from Southern University Law Center and has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University. Before opening Bankston Law Firm in June of 2015, Leslie gained a wealth of experience at Mack Law Firm, also in Albany, where she worked for two years as a law clerk and one year as an associate. During law school, Leslie clerked for Judge Elizabeth Wolfe of the 21st Judicial District Court (which includes Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes) and interned with Governor Bobby Jindal’s legal department.

Leslie emphasizes her team's unity to ensure her clients have the best experience under troubling circumstances. Being a southern-charmed hometown girl, she has a big heart for her community. Her zeal conveys her passion for her work in helping others.

Casey Desselles


Casey was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and has made her home in the North Shore area since 2008. She attended Tulane Law School on a Dean’s Scholarship and received her juris doctor in May 2013. She also has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi Honors College and the University of Mississippi, respectively.

During law school, Casey interned with Judge Jerry Brown of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, Judge Fredericka Homberg Wicker of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and Chief Judge Lee Romero of the Office of Administrative Law Judges in the U.S. Department of Labor.

Casey lives in Ponchatoula with her husband Scott, her son Lucas, and her baby with fur, Lila.

Fawna Finnell

Legal Assistant

Fawna Finnell joined the firm in 2016 as a paralegal. Fawna was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Prior to entering the legal field, Fawna proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, she received an associate degree in paralegal studies in 2006 from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Before joining Bankston Law Firm, Fawna worked in New Orleans as a legal assistant for ten years, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. In her free time, Fawna enjoys reading and kayaking.

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30168 Beregi  Street
Albany, LA 70711