The Harper Firm is a boutique law firm which focuses on business litigation, business transactions, corporate law, intellectual property, as well as individual’s legal rights. The Harper Firm lawyers represents clients in connection with fiduciary matters, including, but not limited to succession and trust matters, investments, and the like. The Firm engages in virtually all types of business services including advise and counsel to businesses with respect for formation, governance, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, officer, director and shareholder relations and the preservation of intellectual property.

Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Harper firm lawyers represent business clients in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. The Harper Firm has experience in representing businesses along the entire spectrum of growth, from the very smallest businesses to Fortune 500, companies in connection with numerous industries. Examples of the diversity of his representation include businesses providing services in the health care industry, retail sales, pharmaceutical sales, telecommunications, oil and gas, timber, paper products, general manufacturers, computers, gaming companies, construction heavy industrial, wholesaler’s, brokers, banking, office suppliers, distributors and manufacturers, automobile manufacturers and sub-contractors, attorney’s, accountants, physicians, state and local government entities and agencies and public utilities.

The Harper Firm is led by Jerald R. Harper, an Shreveport native with 25 years experience in representing businessmen and women, individually, and their businesses throughout Louisiana, East Texas and Southern Arkansas. Mr. Harper has obtained an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell representing the highest possible rating among members of the legal community for both legal ability and professional ethics. Mr. Harper’s experience is unusually well rounded in that it includes service as general counsel to a publicly owned corporation, as a seasoned litigator and business counselor. The Louisiana Secretary of State appointed Mr. Harper Chairman of the Louisiana Commission on Corporations.

Mr. Harper graduated from Harvard University, with honors, in 1974. That year Harvard nominated him for recognition as a Rhodes Scholar, for which he was a finalist. Mr. Harper was the recipient of several scholarships from Harvard and was selected to the Board of Governors at the Harvard Institute of Politics while still an undergraduate at that school.

In 1978 Mr. Harper graduated from Louisiana State University Law School, and was selected to serve on the Louisiana Law Review. He served as Article Editor for the Law Review as a senior. Mr. Harper also was selected for Order of the Coif recognition by that school for high academic achievement.


The Harper firm has support staff of experienced individuals who work together as a team to bring to their clients the highest quality of representation, assistance, service and satisfaction.

Chief of Staff and paralegal to the firm is Ramona “Mona” Anderson. She has 26 years of legal experience as a paralegal. She is one of the first paralegals in North Louisiana and is respected and known by the attorneys and the judiciary in the area as such.

Mona is the contact person for the coordination of the first appointment of the client with the attorneys. She is experienced and knowledgeable in gathering the necessary information needed to facilitate a thorough first conference with the attorney, so that each client receives the best possible legal advice from the very beginning of the firm/client relationship.

She excels at bringing to the clients the timely follow up necessary to bring to a completion their legal issues in a favorable manner. Her ability to analyze financial and legal issues under supervision of the attorneys of this firm, is well known in the legal community, and her unique and thorough work product (Exhibits, etc.), is highly regarded by the judges who have come to regard her work product as a standard among professionals appearing before them.

Mona is readily accessible to clients on a daily basis to assist them in times of need. Her concern for the well being of each and every client is a tremendous asset to the firm and ultimately affords the clients the best representation possible.

She brings to the firm the quality assistance it requires in the upscale preparation of the issues of each and every client for purposes of settlement, mediation, litigation, and/or discovery, etc., as their case may require. All of our cases are thoroughly prepared on date of trial or important meetings, as a result of her work product and interactions with the attorneys and clients.