Baton Rouge Attorney Randy A. Piedrahita Wins Candidacy Challenge

Randy Piedrahita of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana law firm of Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews Courrege L.C. wins candidacy challenge, creating new election law. Randy represented the challenger to the incumbent Mayor of Walker. The incumbent Mayor filed his candidacy paperwork two minutes late on the last day of qualifying, resulting in a challenge brought by Randy’s client. Despite the lack of case law, Randy Piedrahita was able to convince the trial court and Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal that the deadline was firm and had not been met, resulting in the challenger being declared the winner without a formal election.