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About Law Offices of Hales and Strickland

Hales & Strickland throughout the years has been known as the Law Offices of Myrt T. Hales, Jr. Mr. Hales has practiced law in the same building that Hales & Strickland currently occupies, while Mr. Hales has been helping injured clients since 1979.








Mr. Hales is a lifelong resident of Richland Parish, with his grandfather moving to the parish in 1912.

Mr. Hales grew up working with his father at his corner grocery store in Jottemtown, near the small

town of Archibald.


He has been active in the community, supporting numerous charitable organizations and efforts, believing that investments now pay dividends in the future. Mr. Hales is an extremely active member

of his church, Rayville First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon. Over the years, everyone has come to know that, “If you’re hurt, call Myrt.”

We live and work in the community, and take pride in being in direct contact with our clients.

  • Northeast University (ULM) - BS General Studies

  • Louisiana State University – J.D.

  • Licensed in Louisiana and Texas

In 2015, the Law Offices of Myrt T. Hales, Jr. welcomed son-in-law, Joshua L. Strickland, to the firm to continue the tradition of a small, family-oriented law practice. Mr. Strickland grew up in a hard-working, blue-collar family, working throughout high school and college.


Josh and his wife welcomed a son into their family in 2015, and decided that Richland Parish is where they wanted to settle down with their small family.


Mr. Strickland is married to a life-long resident of Richland Parish. His family members are active and proud members of the Rayville First United Methodist Church community. Being the youngest member of Hales & Strickland, Josh works hard to see that his clients are treated fairly by bringing vibrant and new-aged approaches to legal issues.

  • University of Alabama – BS Operations Management

  • Faulkner University Jones School of Law – J.D.

  • Licensed in Louisiana and Alabama

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