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Best Family Law Attorneys in Louisiana

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in Louisiana. To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in Louisiana, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in Louisiana. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Terri Mcdonough Miles
Family Lawyer
Gretna, LA
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Laurie Nelson Marien
Family Lawyer
Baton Rouge, LA
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Jeffrey W Bennett
Family Lawyer
River Ridge, LA
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Jeffrey S Wittenbrink
Family Law and Civil Trial Lawyer
Baton Rouge, LA
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Dixie C Brown
Family Lawyer
New Orleans, LA
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Mitchell Adam Palmer
Family Law and Personal Injury Lawyer
Gretna, LA
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Michael D Allday
Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
New Orleans, LA
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Louisiana Family Law Legal Resources

Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

Louisiana Government and Court Resources

Louisiana Attorney General

Louisiana Attorney General - The Louisiana Attorney General serves as the chief legal officer for the state, and is elected by the people. The Attorney General's office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Louisiana in legal matters, both civil and criminal. This includes prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and overseeing the enforcement of laws. The office addresses a variety of legal issues, such as consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services

Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services - The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) is entrusted with ensuring the safety, well-being, and stability of children and families across the state. DCFS manages child welfare services, including investigations into reports of child abuse or neglect, providing support to at-risk families, and overseeing foster care and adoption services. Additionally, DCFS offers adult protective services, family support programs, and initiatives to promote self-sufficiency and family resilience, working diligently to provide essential resources and interventions to protect and strengthen Louisiana's families.

Louisiana Judicial Branch

Louisiana Judicial Branch - The Louisiana Judicial Branch holds a fundamental role in ensuring justice and upholding the law within the state. Its duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, With a legal system influenced by its civil law heritage and unique legal traditions, the Louisiana judiciary also plays a vital role in addressing legal issues specific to the state. Committed to fairness and accessibility, it protects the rights of all residents and maintain the rule of law throughout the Pelican State.

Louisiana State Legislature

Louisiana State Legislature - The Louisiana State Legislature operates as a bicameral body, comprising the Louisiana Senate and the Louisiana House of Representatives. The Senate consists of 39 members serving four-year terms, while the House has 105 members serving four-year terms as well. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and criminal justice.

Louisiana Supreme Court

Louisiana Supreme Court - The Louisiana Supreme Court acts as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and administering the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's responsibilities encompass hearing a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Louisiana. Additionally, the Louisiana Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to uphold ethical conduct within the legal profession statewide.

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