Meet Vercell Fiffie
Vercell Fiffie is a dedicated local attorney who fights for everyone inside and outside of the courtroom. He is a long-standing member of the legal profession in Saint John the Baptist Parish. In his 14 year legal career, he has remained a licensed, practicing attorney dedicating much of his practice to family law, criminal law, domestic disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, corporate litigation, civil rights, international trade law, land disputes, successions and other complex legal matters. He serves as a hearing officer for Saint John the Baptist Parish Housing Authority rendering decisions in cases involving Federal Housing rules, regulations, and laws. Fiffie also has extensive trial, litigation, and transactional experience as a local attorney and former assistant district attorney.
During his tenure as an assistant district attorney, Fiffie prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases, and created the policy for prosecuting fraudulent contractors after Hurricane Isaac. As a parish attorney, he represented Saint John the Baptist Parish in civil litigation and served as the legal advisor to the parish president, council, and departments.
Fiffie spent the first three years of his legal career as a corporate attorney in Tokyo, Japan. While in Japan, he served as an adjunct professor at Temple University Japan teaching international law, business law, and legal writing. In 2010, he took the skills he learned abroad and applied them to his solo practitioner law practice, Fiffie Law Firm, in Edgard, Louisiana, where he remains today.
Fiffie has been consistently living and practicing law in the 40th Judicial District Court for the past decade and has been dedicated to the community in Saint John the Baptist Parish. In the community, Fiffie is known for listening to both sides of an issue before coming to judgment and for his services to residents in Saint John the Baptist Parish who struggle to afford legal assistance. His goal is to ensure that all interests are represented in the courtroom.
Fiffie is a graduate of West St. John High School, Class of 1997. He earned his juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center, his LLM at Temple University Beasley School of Law - Japan Campus, and his undergraduate degree from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He holds active law licenses in Louisiana and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts, federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
Fiffie is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, where he currently serves on the House of Delegates for the Fortieth Judicial District. He is also active in the American Bar Association where he is a former member of the Ethics Committee.