The firm's attorneys are active members of the community that donate their time, attention, and resources that are near and dear to their hearts.

We support a variety of community endeavors and are always looking for opportunities to contribute and give back to causes in this area that can be impactful. 

A few examples are below:

  • Our managing partner, Minor Pipes, served as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association for the 2021-2022 term. He also is a previous president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and he works with numerous non-profits in and around New Orleans.

  • Stephen Miles has been selected as President of Board of Trustees for a local elementary school, Stuart Hall School for Boys. He is also active in coaching youth sports.

  • Kristin Beckman volunteers her time with the Pro Bono Project, Dress for Success, as well as other non-profit organizations. She is also a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Louisiana Bar Association, which serves to promote access to justice and increase public understanding of the legal system.

  • Cassie Giarrusso is committed to many causes along with her husband, a New Orleans City Councilman, in their philanthropic and civic endeavors.

  • Chris Teske is a co-founder of the New Orleans Cyclocross Project where he teaches youth from across the city the joys of racing bikes. He is also the co-director of Tulane Law School’s Nationally recognized Civil Litigation Intersession, which trains students in the art of pre-trial discovery and motion practice.


  • Patrick Lorio is an active member of Stonewall Sports NOLA, an LGBTQ-focused non-profit recreational sports league that raises funds for local non-profit organizations committed to the LGBTQ+ New Orleans community.

  • Kelsey Meeks is the founder and CEO of WEEN DREAM, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that, since 2014, has given more than 15,000 free Halloween costumes to children in need across America.