The Hite Law Group was founded in 2013 with the goal of providing affordable high-quality legal service to those in need. We use our personal experience and professional expertise to support, protect, and advocate for individuals, families, and children across Louisiana. While addressing the full range of family law concerns, The Hite Law Group specializes in serving the unique needs of the LGBTQ community and survivors of intimate partner abuse.
We firmly believe that income should never be a barrier to quality legal advice, so we use sliding-scale fees. We keep your income in mind when setting our rates. If you don't earn very much, we do not charge very much. Plus, we maintain strong relationships with community organizations so we can connect our clients with services that to help with the other issues in your life that your lawsuit may be causing.
Nicholas J. Hite, J.D., Founder
Nicholas was born and raised by his English professor mother in Hammond, Louisiana. He holds degrees from LSU and Tulane Law School. He serves on the board of PFLAG New Orleans and has been co-chair of the Bar Association's LGBTQ Diversity subcommittee since 2015. Recognized as an expert in LGBTQ advocacy, Nicholas travels the state training and educating legal, medical, and other professionals on how to support LGBTQ families and children. Nicholas has successfully represented hundreds of families and children in family and juvenile courts in 10 parishes across Louisiana. An exceptionally high success rate he says is the result of his dedicated specialization.
Mary Okoth, Legal Assistant
Mary is a graduate of Oberlin College and a Master's candidate at Tulane School of Social Work. Recently, she was selected for and completed the Foundation for Louisiana's LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development) Training Program. As an artist and prison abolition activist, Mary co-founded BAR NONE, an organization that offers incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, and their family members, opportunities for emotional healing through the arts. Working with Solitary Gardens, Mary collaborates with incarcerated people in solitary confinement who remotely create designs for gardens, which are brought to life by community members on site in the Lower Ninth Ward. She has also worked with the community as a homeless outreach coordinator.