About Transcendent Law Group

Transcendent Law Group serves the Gulf South Region (Louisiana and Texas), providing legal expertise in litigation, education, and as the outside general counsel for small to medium-sized companies — with flexible billing arrangements.


Legal and Business Perspectives Since 2006

Transcendent’s attorneys are uniquely qualified to solve complex problems for high-level clients. All of our attorneys have experience working with Am Law firms, and state or federal court clerkships. They are uniquely qualified, trained in project management, and have the tools to efficiently and effectively attack a problem from both legal and business perspectives.

Why Choose TLG?

Transcendent Law Group Attorneys Offer:

  • High-quality, result-oriented legal services in a cost-effective manner.

  • A wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience in each of our practice areas.

  • Small-firm feel and approach with large-firm knowledge and experience.

  • Personalized and responsive service.

  • Honest and forthcoming communication with thoroughly detailed results. 

We are local, and we understand New Orleans, but our experience and qualifications allow us to handle matters from anywhere in the world.

We Are Headquartered in New Orleans

At Transcendent, we have the experience of a larger firm, but with a small-firm feel and approach. Being a smaller firm allows us to offer our clients personalized treatment and prompt attention. We believe in providing honest and forthcoming communication, and thorough results to our clients.


Knowledge and In-depth Experience

Our attorneys bring a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience into each of the firm’s practice areas, and our smaller size enables us to carry out engagements in a responsive, efficient manner. Although we staff projects with small, dedicated teams of lawyers, we readily call upon colleagues from additional practices to provide insight into issues as they arise.

Our goal is to provide high-quality, result-oriented legal services to our clients in a cost-effective manner. To do this, we believe that we must focus on the objectives of our clients and work closely with them to develop and deliver legal solutions.




The Transcendent Difference



We succeed when timeless assets — experienced lawyers, talented staff and attentive client services — are bolstered by advanced technologies and systems.



Our billing system is designed to strengthen our attorney-client relationship. We let our clients tell us what billing structure they would prefer and work with them to make it happen.



Our diverse group of legal professionals use their multifaceted backgrounds to collaboratively create the best business solutions for our clients’ most unique challenges.

Our Attorneys

Michelle D. Craig, JD

Michelle D. Craig, JD

Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Entrepreneur, Civic Leader, Mentor

Richard A. Montgomery, II, JD

Richard A. Montgomery, II, JD

Senior Associate

Margaret M. Guidry

Margaret M. Guidry

Staff Attorney

Our Staff

Our remarkable staff holds everything together while we continue our mission to provide exceptional service.

Our Service Areas

Labor & Employment Law

Our attorneys work with and advise both employees and employers on the legal standards set by local, state or federal government.

Education & Charter Schools Law

We help charter schools navigate through the state and federal laws, serving as general counsel to a variety charter schools.

General Counsel

We help lead corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. As general counsel, we provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, and we manage the legal function.


Transcendent attorneys manage all phases of the litigation from the investigation, pleadings, and discovery through the pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal processes.

Startup & Entrepreneurship Law

Our attorneys work efficiently to deliver a multidisciplinary approach to protect assets while laying the foundation for growth and success.

“I had the pleasure to co-try a case with Michelle. She handled herself with great grace inside and outside the courtroom and created magic with the direct examination of one of the cases strongest witnesses. Michelle is unflappable under pressure and is a good team player. It was a pleasure to work with her and to watch her work!

Deb Kuchler, Founding Partner of Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC

In my business partnering with other firms is critical to success. Michelle has done an amazing job of making sure all of our contracts reflect our best interest.”

Krista Pouncy-Dyson

Managing Principal, Performance First Digital

If you’re looking for a Law firm that truly cares for You and makes themselves always available to you, look no further than Michelle Craig & her Amazing Team.”

S. Gaskin

“I have known Mrs. Craig for over 20 years. She has become not only one of my dearest friends, but also one of my most trusted colleagues, business advisors and attorneys. Mrs. Craig is loyal and ethical in her endeavors and she delivers true personal interest in all of her legal matters. She is head and shoulders above any attorney that I have had dealings with. I never hesitate to ask for consultation for legal matters, as she is an expert in her field. She has my highest recommendation.”
Jennifer M Fabre, PT, PhD, CSCS

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Transcendent Law Group

Transcendent Law Group serves the Gulf South Region (Louisiana and Texas) providing legal expertise in litigation, education, and as the outside general counsel for small to medium-sized companies with flexible billing arrangements.

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