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Jon Bethune is the founder of The Law Office of Jon G. Bethune, LLC, in New Orleans, Louisiana, aiding those in New Orleans and the surrounding areas with their divorce, custody and personal injury matters. His areas of focus in family law matters include contested and uncontested divorce cases. Mr. Bethune is also well-versed in issues related to custody, child support, and interim and final spousal support. His personal injury cases involve truck, auto and motorcycle collisions, slip-and-fall accidents and other premises liability matters, workplace injuries and offshore worker claims.


A recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University in 2001, Mr. Bethune went on to be awarded his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2005. A member of the American, Louisiana State and New Orleans bar associations, he is admitted to practice in Louisiana and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.


Prior to founding his own firm in 2010, Mr. Bethune was an associate at two other Louisiana firms. From completing initial consultations to taking a case to court, he uses his legal knowledge to advise clients and to provide thorough and knowledgeable representation. Mr. Bethune is committed to involving clients, providing timely updates and maintaining a high level of interaction throughout every step of their cases. His trial experience includes complex personal injury lawsuits and divorce cases involving custody disputes, restraining orders, allegations of adultery and other complicating factors.

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Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    11 years
  2. Debt Collection: 25%
    10 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Car Accident: 10%
  5. Divorce: 10%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Gary S Brown

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a zealous advocate for his clients and well-prepared and versed in the law. He has my respect. He is a gentleman as well.

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Contact info

The Law Office of Jon G. Bethune, L.L.C.

4701 Tchoupitoulas Street, Ste. B
New Orleans, LA, 70115-1634

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
LAEligible to practice law200601/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
10 Best 2015American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySutterfield & Webb, L.L.C.2008 - 2010
AssociateDutel & Tranchina, L.L.C.2006 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Member2015 - Present
Family Law Committee - New Orleans Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chandra Straw v. Aquatic Adventures Management Group, Inc. Case No. 5:11-cv-1021RS-CJKSettled
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Briefly Speaking (New Orleans Bar Association)A Review of the 2014 Legislative Session2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawCivil/Common LawJD - Juris Doctor2005
New York UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2001