Rebecca Bayless is an attorney in Baron & Budd’s Opioid Litigation Group. She joined the firm in 2024.

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Ms. Bayless was a 2005 graduate of Louisiana State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in History. Ms. Bayless completed a post-baccalaureate certificate program in early childhood education from LeTourneau University before enrolling at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2006.

Following graduation from LSU Law in 2009, Ms. Bayless clerked for the Honorable Phyllis M. Keaty at the 15th Judicial District Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. After clerking for Judge Keaty, Ms. Bayless spent several years as an associate attorney in private practice, where she worked on complex community property partitions, disputed succession litigation, and intricate family law issues. She also gained experience in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. In addition, Ms. Bayless served as a judicial law clerk, first to Judge Charles Fitzgerald at the 15th Judicial District Court from 2015 to 2017 and then to Judge John E. Conery at the Third Circuit Court of Appeal from 2017 to 2018, before returning to litigation in 2018. She is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts.


Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D. and Diploma of Civil Law, 2009)

LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas (Post-Baccalaureate Certification, Early Childhood Education, 2006)

Louisiana State University (B.A. Political Science, 2005)

Bar and Court Admissions


United States District Courts of Louisiana

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association

Lafayette Bar Association

Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts