Carranza Pryor, of Shreveport, has been appointed chief counsel for LSU Health Science Center Shreveport, where he provides counsel on a broad range of issues related to an academic research healthcare setting. Pryor has practiced law for 25 years specializing in complex commercial litigation, civil rights, and criminal defense. He is a graduate and former valedictorian of Captain Shrev High School. He earned degrees from Harvard University and Yale Law School.
He most recently led The Pryor Firm, LLC in Atlanta and represented companies, individuals, and municipalities related to civil rights and criminal defense. His prior legal experience included serving as counsel for clients with labor, employment, and commercial litigation issues, as well as public corruption and white-collar crimes. Additionally, Mr. Pryor brings extensive experience working with records management, financial services, arbitration, real estate, insurance, internal investigations, policy and procedures, and securities fraud.
Mr. Pryor has been very active in the communities in which he has lived, serving on the board of directors of the Urban League of Central Carolinas and Urban League of Birmingham, chair of the Davidson Community Players, Charlotte Chamber Music, Butler Street YMCA, United Way of Central Alabama, along with many other organizations. The Birmingham Business Journal named him among the “Top 40 Under 40” in 2002, and he served as the co-chair of administration and personnel committee of Davidson College Presbyterian Church and as a church elder.