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About Me

My law practice has evolved primarily into a family law practice which includes divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and community property partitions and settlements. I work hard to protect your short and long term interests and strive to do it in a manner that helps you preserve the changing relationships in your life. 

Every divorce is different and a solution that works for one client may not be appropriate for another. In order to develop a personal legal strategy that is tailored to your individual needs, I will first learn about your goals, objectives and priorities. 

For all divorce matters, including custody disputes, property settlements, child support, and modifications of orders, call me.  I want to help you.   I offer a free 30 minute consultation.  I am licensed to practice law in all Louisiana state courts and serve both the north and south shore.   

Please browse around to discover more information about me, my law practice and what I can do for you.  You are welcome to contact me by phone at (985) 649-6390 or by email at   


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Practice Areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

118 West Hall Avenue
Slidell, LA, 70460


LAEligible to practice law200309/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Volunteer ExcellenceSoutheast LA Legal Services2013
Certificate of AcknowledgmentNorth Shore Pro Bono Project2012
Making a DifferenceNorth Shore Pro Bono Project2011
Trial Skills for Juvenile and Family Courts ProgramNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2010
In Appreciation for dedicated legal service to poorSoutheast Louisiana Legal Services2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lead AttorneyDe St.Germain Law Office, LLC2008 - Present
Qualified MediatorLouisiana Mediator Registry2013 - 2013
Volunteer AttorneySoutheast Louisiana Legal Clinic2008 - 2015
In House CounselPBFC2005 - 2008
Judicial Law Clerk24th Judicial District Court2003 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Slidell Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Covington Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
ToastmastersVP of Education2008 - 2010
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Louisiana NotaryNotary2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cheri Carter Webster versus Frank D. WebsterDefendant prevailed. The 22nd JDC Family Court had jurisdiction to partition co-owned property that was to be divided pursuant to a divorce.
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Publication NameTitleDate
avvo.comHow does the court decide on child custody?2010
avvo.comHow to Change your Name Post Divorce in Louisiana2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Mediation InstituteN/AN/A2013
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2003
Louisiana State UniversityN/ABS Science1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Loyola CLEWhat does it take to Become In-House Counsel?2007