Alisa was born in the heart of the Cajun prairie, Eunice, Louisiana. The youngest of nine children, Alisa grew up in a home filled with gumbo, french music and her mother’s creative spirit. Her father traveled the world as a merchant marine and served in WWII as a tank gunner in General Patton’s 3rd Armored Division. He instilled in her an appreciation for family along with cultural values and identity. When not hard at work, Alisa embraces any adventure. She is a certified SCUBA diver, an acrylic and oil painter, a runner, and a novice accordion player. But most importantly, Alisa loves gardening with her husband and master gardener, Gregg Gothreaux, and raising their teenage son and daughter.
A graduate of LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1998, Alisa is a career felony prosecutor and appellate attorney with the St. Landry Parish District Attorney since 2000. Her litigation experience as a prosecutor is extensive, having been in over 100 felony trials ranging in nature from sex crimes to first degree murder prosecutions. Alisa has practiced before the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. Western District of Louisiana, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to being a felony prosecutor, Alisa was a judicial clerk for the Honorable John D. Saunders of the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.
In 2012, Alisa began a civil practice, using her extensive trial experience to help clients in the areas of personal injury and family law matters, including divorce, custody, support, community property partition, along with intra-family and private adoptions. Recently, Alisa has joined the Law Offices of Tony Morrow.
Alisa is currently a member of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association, the National District Attorney’s Association, and the St. Landry Parish and Lafayette Parish Bar Associations. She is also a past president of the St. Landry Parish Bar Association.