Roger E. Ishee attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and graduated cum laude. In 1983, Roger earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi. While in law school, he served on the Editorial Board of the Mississippi Law Review, finished in the top ten percent of his class, and was a member of the National Mock Trial Team. He moved to Lafayette in 1983 to work as a law clerk for United States District Judge W. Eugene Davis, and later accompanied Judge Davis to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The following year he joined Onebane Law Firm.
Roger began his legal career in the firm’s Admiralty and Maritime Section defending offshore personal injury and property damage claims representing a wide range of clients – oil companies, service contractors, and vessel owners. Over the years his practice has evolved to include general oil and gas litigation, specifically defense of environmental and well drilling/production claims. In addition to litigation, he also maintains an active contractual advice practice drafting and negotiating Master Service Agreements and Drilling Contracts for clients.
In addition to his practice, Roger has served for many years on the firm’s Board of Directors, both a member and Chairman of the Board. In the community, he served for over a decade on the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, both as a member and president. He also served on the St. Thomas More High School Foundation. Having grown up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Roger enjoys fishing, and frequents Red’s Health Club regularly.