Meet Our Team & Your Defense Attorneys

Greg Gouner

Attorney at Law

An attorney for more than 25 years, Greg Gouner practices law in the Baton Rouge area and statewide. He handles Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, DWI, Bankruptcy, and some Family Law matters. 

He is licensed both in Louisiana and Texas. A graduate of LSU Law Center, Greg is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar, Louisiana Trial Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and American Bar Association with multiple published Bar Review articles.

Greg graduated high school in Houma, LA, and attended Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, LA. He has called Baton Rouge home since 1991 when he moved to Baton Rouge for law school.

Sonya D. Ryland

Of Counsel Attorney at Law

Sonya Ryland has been a practicing attorney for nearly 30 years, focusing primarily on Bankruptcy and Family Law. She has helped hundreds of families and individuals rebuild their financial and personal lives through the legal process. Sonya graduated from Southern Law Center and practices primarily in East Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association.

Alyssa Collara-Wineski

Attorney at Law

Alyssa Collara-Wineski  has a focus on Bankruptcy, Family Law, and Personal Injury. She has been with the Gouner Law Office for nearly four years. She is a graduate of the Southern University Law Center. While at SULC, Alyssa worked as a student attorney in the Family Law Clinic. She has worked on hundreds of bankruptcy cases.

Alyssa has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana since 2018, as well as in Federal Court in the Middle District of Louisiana. Alyssa is also a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and American Bar Association.

She graduated with honors from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and Social Sciences.  She graduated from Country Day High School in New Orleans and is originally from Chalmette, LA.

Jim Murray

Attorney at Law

Jim Murray has been a practicing attorney since 1980 and has been working at the firm as a criminal defense attorney for nearly four years. Prior to practicing criminal defense, he worked as a city prosecutor, an assistant District Attorney in East Baton Rouge Parish, and for the Attorney General’s office. Jim graduated from LSU and also received his J.D. degree from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. He is currently a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Public Defender Association, National Association of Public Defender, and the National District Attorney Association.

Ryan Nolan

Attorney at Law

Ryan Nolan has a focus on Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Labor & Employment Law.  Mr. Nolan graduated magna cum laude from the Southern University Law Center in 2016.  While at Southern Law Center, Mr. Nolan was a Teaching Assistant for Torts I and Torts II, as well as a Moot Court Board Member.

He grew up in Luling, LA, graduating from Hahnsville High School. He attended LSU graduating in 2012 with his undergraduate degree.

Mr. Nolan is licensed to practice law statewide, as well as in Federal Courts in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.

Bonnie Scott

Receptionist & Filing Clerk

Julie Williams

Bankruptcy Clerk

Candy Talley

Legal Assistant