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Raised in Lake Charles, Sye moved to Houma after law school to open his own law firm.  He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University.  Sye’s legal practice is focused primarily on property damage claims (hurricanes, tornados, hail, fire, accidental water discharge, etc.).  Sye also handles business transactions and general litigation.  Not afraid to go to court, Sye has received favorable verdicts, rulings, and settlements at the appellate and trial level recovering numerous multi-million-dollar awards and settlements for his clients.  He has closed several company acquisitions, private and public capital raises, asset sales, contract negotiations, start-ups companies, real estate closings, and various general litigation lawsuits. 

Sye is a former Assistant District Attorney for Terrebonne Parish where he handled felony trials and asset forfeiture cases for over 7 years.  Sye boasts an impressive resume of handling more than 1,000 criminal cases involving the most severe crimes. 

In addition to his legal practice, Sye is the owner of several businesses and volunteers his time in numerous charity organizations. Sye is adamant about helping others in need and routinely provides pro bono work.  When not assisting clients, Sye enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and in-shore/offshore fishing.



Property Damage Cases

$6 million hotel new money settlement (bad faith/attorneys fees paid)

$3 million commercial building new money settlement (bad faith/attorney fees paid)

$2.4 million commercial building new money settlement (bad faith/attorney fees paid)

$1 million residential real estate portfolio new money settlement (bad faith/attorney fees paid)

$558,000 residential home settlement (bad faith/attorney fees paid)

$300,000 residential home settlement for a family whose satellite dish was improperly grounded causing water pipes to rupture and flood their home (bad faith/attorney fees paid)

Business Transactions

Legal counsel for a $39 million investment fund

Legal counsel for a $20 million asset sale

Local counsel for an international private equity deal valued at $5.5 million

Local counsel for an international $2 million real estate transaction

Closing attorney for a $1 million real estate sale

General Litigation

$575,000 settlement from injuries sustained in a motor vehicular accident

$189,000 settlement from injuries sustained in a motor vehicular accident

Obtained a large payment and company assets for a business owner against her co-owner who was stealing company funds 


Policy limits on a hurricane claim

Successfully represented a family in an adoption case

Secured the safe return of an urn containing the ashes of a tenant’s late husband after she was evicted and forced to move her family into a shelter

Successfully defended an indigent client from being wrongfully evicted from her home

Took a case to trial after an indigent client endured a 2-year legal battle without funds to hire an attorney and got the case dismissed



The Oil Pollution Act of 1990: An Oil Slick Over Robins Dry Dock, 8 Loy. Mar. L.J. 153 (2010).

While in law school and prior to the BP Oil Spill, Sye’s research paper on the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 was published in the Loyola Maritime Law Journal.  Ironically that same year, the infamous BP Oil Spill occurred just a few months later.  Sye’s publication was cited and utilized by lawyers, journals, articles, research papers, court pleadings, legislators, and attorney general’s offices throughout the country to argue lawsuits and draft legislation in response to the BP Oil Spill.



Speaker, Hurricane Claims 101 – Terrebonne Bar Association CLE’s, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Realtors, Win the Storm Conference and numerous town hall events

Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum & Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Nominated, Attorney of the Year at the Annual Win the Storm Conference – (only 3 attorneys from across the country were selected)

Examiner, Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions – Appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court

Member, Scholarship Committee, Kappa Sigma Star and Crescent Foundation

Board Member, Gordon “Bubba” Dove, Jr. Foundation

Member and Past-President, Terrebonne Bar Association – Elected by Members

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association

Coach/Volunteer, Houma-Terrebonne Soccer Association

Former Member, Terrebonne Election Board of Supervisors – Appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal

Former Board Member, Houma Terrebonne Airport Commission – Appointed by the Terrebonne Parish Council

Former Member, Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates – Elected by Members

Former Volunteer/Instructor, Project L.E.A.D. (teaches 5th graders about the criminal justice system)

Past-President, Kappa Sigma Fraternity (L.S.U.) – Elected by Members