Meet Roya Boustany

Roya S. Boustany is a Lafayette native who loves volunteering in her spare time. Currently, she is employed as a Chief Felony Prosecutor for the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. 

A 2008 graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Mrs. Boustany then attended law school at Southern University Law Center.  

During her tenure as Assistant District Attorney, she has tried several high profile cases including garnering the first conviction in the State of Louisiana for a Second Degree Murder through the defendant’s distribution of the deadly drug, fentanyl.  

Since 2012, Mrs. Boustany has been involved in many civic and non-profit organizations. She volunteers with the Sudden Impact program with Louisiana State Police. She currently serves as President of Junior League of Lafayette, and is Immediate Past President of the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Lafayette Bar Association. Throughout her time with Junior League of Lafayette, she has served as the Executive Vice President during COVID, Community Vice President, and multiple chair roles on various councils. 

In 2014, she was named Junior League of Lafayette’s Provisional of the Year, and in 2017 she was awarded the Presidential Award for her efforts recruiting new members. In both 2015 and 2020, Mrs. Boustany was recognized by the Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women as a Woman of Excellence Recipient for her work with the District Attorney’s Office. In 2016, she was named as a Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow. In 2018, she was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf for mentoring young women. In 2019, she was named as a Top 20 Under 40 recipient. In 2020, she was honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Honorable Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She is also very proud to be a part of Leadership Lafayette Class XXXII, the self-proclaimed “La Meilleure Classe.” In 2024, she was named as a Beacon of Hope by Hearts of Hope for her work advocating for victims of sexual abuse. Also in 2024, she was named as a Woman Who Means Business by the United Way of Acadiana.  

She is married to attorney Alfred F. Boustany, III and together they have three children Ace, Alexandra, and Jack. Roya works every day to keep the Lafayette community safe and prosperous to keep our future generation of leaders in Acadiana.