​Law can be intimidating. Emily can guide clients in the right direction within the office while fulfilling her daily office duties. Emily is often  at the local courthouses in Lafourche & Terrebonne filing important pleadings for the firm.

110 Green Street | Thibodaux, LA 70301

Office: 985.492.2540

Facsimile: 985.2528

Administrative Assistant



Administrative Assistant

Maria Boudreaux Dugas was born in New Orleans and raised along Bayou Terrebonne in the community of Montegut, Louisiana. 

Maria attended Nicholls State University where she earned a B.S. in Government and an A.S. in Criminal Justice. She attended law school at Loyola University, College of Law where she earned her J.D. in civil law. Maria is admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and practices law in Houma, Louisiana.

Emily Beck

Bella Hymel

Maria E. Boudreaux-Dugas 

Attorney at Law

Dugas Law Firm is committed to providing you with top notch legal support. Maria approaches every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. Dugas Law Firm will fight for you! Dugas Law Firm has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal and business solutions for our clients.

At Dugas Law Firm, we specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

Navagating the world can be overwhelming.  Bella provides litigation support for the law firm that helps Dugas Law Firm get things done for clients. Bella is out and about at the Lafourche & Terrebonne courthouses daily for the office.

Her legal experience started immediately out of high school with a local Houma law firm where she worked as a clerical clerk. In 1994, Maria obtained her commission as a notary public in Terrebonne Parish. In 1997, she partnered with her husband, Paul, to open Dugas Legal Investigative Services, LLC (DLI) which provides professional private investigator services  statewide to law firms, businesses, insurance companies and individuals. As part of DLI's operations, Maria was actively involved in field surveillance assignments, courthouse research, background investigations,drafting investigative reports, and testifying in court. In 2009, Maria was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigative Examiners. Read more.
In addition to honing her private investigative skills, she sharpened her legal knowledge by earning over twenty years of legal experience in law firms as a legal secretary, paralegal and notary public. Her diverse legal background was enhanced by working for the plaintiff and then later in her career for defense side in different areas of the law such as personal injury, corporate legal matters, insurance cases, successions, domestic cases, and workers compensation. Since Maria has worked in various roles in the legal field, she looks at the law differently and has gained a broad perspective toward legal matters.

For a Consultation, call today:(985) 492-2540