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Davenport is dedicated to helping families throughout southern Louisiana. As a respected member of the Lafayette legal community, her experience extends throughout numerous areas of family law including divorce, child custody and child support. She also takes a special interest in advocating father's rights.

Ms. Davenport is committed to helping individuals both in and outside her profession with drug and alcohol addiction. She is a Licensed Addiction Counselor in Louisiana and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in Texas. As a member of the Lawyer's Assistance Program (LAP), she helps colleagues overcome addiction and regain control of their lives.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Divorce: 30%
    9 years
  3. Child Custody: 30%
    9 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    9 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Rue

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  • Joshua Slavone Guillory

    I endorse Ms. Laura Davenport. She is an advocate for her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law, and she is constantly looking for ways to better her clients' position. Laura is passionate, ethical, and hard-working. Laura is an excellent lawyer, and I am proud to endorse her.


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

730 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA, 70501


LAEligible to practice law200701/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Attorney AwardLouisiana State Bar Association2011
Outstanding Attorney AwardLafayette Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
owner/operatorLaura L. Davenport, LLC2009 - Present
CounselorLaura L. Davenport1997 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Lafayette BarMember2009 - Present
Louisiana State Bar Association, Lawyers' Assistance ProgramVolunteer Attorney2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Schreiner UniversityEducationM. Ed.2001
Lamar UniversityCounselingLCDC1995
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityMasters inMA English LiteratureN/A
Texas Tech UniversityArtN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lafayette Bar AssociationWorking with Addicted Clients2014
LAP Annual ConferenceLawyer's Assistance Program2010