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William G Cherbonnier Jr

Probate Attorney at Gretna, LA

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also known as Bill Cherbonnier


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Bill Cherbonnier is a New Orleans native who graduated from Tulane Law School and was admitted to practice law in 1973.  For over 45 years he has represented individuals and helped them with their legal problems.

Bill is recognized by his peers in the fields of consumer law and bankruptcy.  He was the Louisiana State Chairman of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, is a frequent lecturer in bankruptcy and debt collection issues, and has been honored by the New Orleans Pro Bono Project with its prestigious Distinguished Service Award for his legal work assisting post-Katrina victims of debt scavenger lawsuits. 

Bill is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State Courts, Louisiana Federal District Courts, and Louisiana Federal Bankruptcy Courts.

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Licensed for 49 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1973
Updated 11/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Caluda Group, LLC
2550 Belle Chasse Hwy Ste 215
Gretna, LA, 70053-6758
The Caluda Group, LLC
3232 Edenborn Ave
Metairie, LA, 70002
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Posted by Lisa Henderson | August 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A highly qualified and professional attorney Mr. Cherbonnier
The purpose of this review is to thank attorney Cherdonnier William for taking the time to review my case and being so gracious to discuss it further. During my conversations with Mr. Cherdonnier, he went above and beyond, which in my opinion is outstanding. Mr. Cherdonnier is a highly respected attorney in his field who can help you with any of your legal needs. Mr. Cherdonnier has been practicing law in Southeastern Louisiana since 1973. Furthermore, I would recommend Mr. Cherdonnier to my family and friends for any legal needs, and I am confident he would do the same for you. Thank you very much, Mr. Cherdonnier.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2021
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P.m.
Bill took my call personally and called me right back in 10 minutes like he said he would. I was very appreciative of the advice he offered. Great guy to talk to
Posted by Wataru | April 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer
William G Cherbonnier Jr is not only a great experienced lawyer, but also excellent human who has passion to help people. I was in trouble about my wife’s medical bill which we had never been claimed for 2 years because the hospital where my wife was hospitalized had sent the bill to the wrong address. It was too late to file a claim to the insurance company at that time due to their policy which accepts a claim within 18 month after service is provided. The hospital’s billing department told me that I was responsible for entire bill even though they had sent the bill wrong address. I was really upset and depressed about why I had to pay the bill even though I had health insurance. Then I had an opportunity to talk to William G Cherbonnier Jr. He consulted my case and encouraged to fight, so I decided not to pay. After I received a document from a debt collector, I visited him again. He let me in his office without an appointment, looked at the document and called them. After hanging up, he said that they wouldn’t call me again and they stopped me in fact. He didn’t charge anything from me. Only he requested to me was inviting him to the restaurant where I work which I willing to do it. After all I was really lucky and happy to meet This Excellent lawyer William G Cherbonnier Jr. . If someone need help, I strongly recommend William G Cherbonnier Jr. He deserves more than 5 stars.
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Posted by Richard | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Complex case quickly handled.
Bill and his staff treated me with dignity. I had a mess with a partner and several properties. He showed me how to save the good ones and get rid of the distressed one. In one phone call he backed off my partners attorney and negotiated a settlement. Hire him. He is competent and a good guy to boot. R
Posted by Sawsan Mccloskey | June 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and sharp
The moment you meet and sit with Mr. Bill you realize that you are in the right place . It took me less than couple of minutes to know that I am going to hire him. One of the smartest moves that I have taken. An honest attorney is rare to find. I will recommend Mr.Bill without hesitation. His office staff are great and you sense the ease atmosphere in their firm.
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Posted by Durwood | June 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
William G. Cherbonnier is an advocate for the average family
Attorney William G. Cherbonnier is an experienced New Orleans based attorney who proved to me he is a genuine consumer advocate. My family and I were displaced during Hurricane Katrina. We suffered tremendous loses. During a series of unfortunate events we lost our New Orleans home to a bank, I will not name. Now, in 2019, the statute of limitations has expired on a particular 2006 debt I defaulted on during the Housing crisis of 2008. I called several law firms and attorneys seeking someone to represent me to have the debt canceled because the six-year statute of limitations has expired. It was frustrating. No attorney would give me the time of day unless I put up a retainer first. They gave the impression they couldn’t be bothered because there wasn’t enough profit in defending my rights as a consumer. Now, I’m not saying all attorneys are greedy, but the ones I spoke to left me with that impression. Then, I made a cold call to Mr. Cherbonnier’s office. He answered the phone, asked a few questions, then proceeded over the next 30 minutes to help me better understand my legal position and the pros and cons of my case. He was very generous with his deep knowledge and his valuable time. I had been under a tremendous amount of stress. Just speaking with someone about my problem that was so generous, kind and professional, gave me hope. Although I didn’t hire him—he said he’d love to take my case but his expenses traveling back and forth to my Parish would only add to my costs unnecessarily—he advised me instead to seek an attorney in the Parish where I live. Also, local relationships can be very important in some cases. Nevertheless, if I’m ever in need of an attorney in New Orleans, William G. Cherbonnier will be my first call. Trust that most lawyers would rather represent big banks. However, William G. Cherbonnier is an advocate for the average family. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Tonette | November 19, 2018
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The Best Attorney any could ever have.
I would love to take the time to thank, this very experience professional kind man. He is the best Attorney i have every meet, very helpful he takes his time a expand everything to you. Never rush you out of his office . I would highly recommend him to anyone whose in need of a very great Personal injury or Bankruptcy and debt ,Foreclosure.
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Posted by Kitty | November 10, 2018
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Recommendation
I consulted Mr. Cherbonnier regarding a difficult situation with my aging parent. He was extremely understanding and compassionate and gave me direction and hope. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by GISEVIUS | September 26, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHERBONNIER
I contacted William Cherbonnier because I was getting calls from what I thought was a debt collector and within minutes Mr. Cherbonnier found out that it was a scam and got my number removed from the call list. I was ready to start making payments to this collection agency and William Cherbonnier saved me thousands of dollars. He is definitely the type of lawyer you want and need. I will highly recommend William Cherbonnier. From Gisevius Family
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
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Free consultation save me thousands
The honesty and integrity of Bill Cherbonnier is unbelievable in today’s world but my free consultation in opening a succession would have cost me $2500 unrefundable had I hired the several attorneys I called prior to contacting Bill Cherbonnier. Bill was the only attorney who went above and beyond in my free consultation, that checked with the Court to see if a succession on my fathers estate had been open and it had open and possession was granted. He could had taken my $2500 and then told me this information but I thank him for his honesty because the other attorneys chose not to check with the Court before their retainer was paid in full. The gesture of honesty proved that all attorneys aren’t in it just for the money but truly care about the people they serve. Thanks again Bill - Sacramento CA
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Posted by Joe Avidan | June 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent & Efficient!
If you want the best of the best then I highly suggest Bill Cherbonnier. He and his team are experts in many fields of law. My experience with this firm far exceeded my expectations. I felt like I was being helped by my best friend rather than just some lawyer. He expended almost an hour to settle my issues in the first consultation for free. If in the future I ever need legal representation, I will keep going back to Bill Cherbonnier. I highly recommend Bill, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Joan | January 20, 2015
Rescued me!
I never thought I would find myself in the situation of needing a consumer protection lawyer. I, like many consumers today, went immediately to the web and tried to find a good lawyer. I can only thank heaven that I found William Cherbonnier. Retiring after 43 years, part of which I spent as a contract manager, I thought myself a good negotiator. After a parent passed, I found myself heir to a property that had a reverse mortgage. I immediately let the mortgage company know of my parent's passing and was told that I would have a year to settle the debt on the property. Although I could not seem to get written communications from them, I felt I understood what they required. Nine months into the process, unexpectedly, I was notified that they were foreclosing and they refused to negotiate with me at all. They immediately started adding many large fees to my payoff balance. I was totally intimidated by their cold legal stand. I had to get help. From my initial call, Mr Cherbonnier was very helpful, he personally accepted my calls and took the time to explain what the process should have been. He was supportive, attentive and passionate about my rights. He impressed me with his ability to negotiate for me. He responded to calls and emails in a timely manner and always made me feel that I was justified in my efforts. In a short timeframe, he had backed the mortgage company down and saved my family many thousands of dollars, something I could not do in 6 weeks of calling and writing. His fees were reasonable and well earned! Do not accept being mistreated by mortgage companies. Get yourself a lawyer. I whole heartedly recommend Mr Cherbonnier to you. (January, 2015)
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Changed my life!!!!
I was embarrassed at the state of my financial situation and was even more embarrassed after the realization that my only true option to regain control of my finances was to file for bankruptcy. Bill Cherbonnier was compassionate to my situation and treated me with the utmost respect during this most difficult time in my life. Bill was ALWAYS available to answer any questions I had and I always felt that he was genuinely interested in me as a person and not just me as a client. To give an example of this, I called Bill this morning with a questions I had pertaining to my bankruptcy that took place over 3 years ago ......we spoke on the phone for almost 30 minutes FREE OF CHARGE. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone considering filing for bankruptcy to contact Bill Cherbonnier.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2014
Highly Recommended!
I hired Mr. Cherbonnier to assist with a serious financial matter. I found him to be professional and courteous. His charges were reasonable and he was highly effective in resolving my issue. I was pleasantly suprised with what he was able to accomplish. He has earned my highest recommendation.
Posted by Terry | April 22, 2014
Bankruptcy Law Specialist
Mr Cherbonnier has an incredible wealth of knowledge of Louisiana bankruptcy and business law. His professional free consultation was extremely helpful ,and guided me to the proper course of action for my current and future financial health. I highly recommend William for all of your bankruptcy and tax law needs.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Caluda Group, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • William G. Cherbonnier Attorney at Law, L.L.C.
  • 1973 - Present

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Cypress Fin. Recoveries, LLC v. Schouest
  • Won
  • FIA Card Services vs. Weaver
  • Won

Associations

  • Judge Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • 2021 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • LSBA Century Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • LSBA Century Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Honor Roll
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Century Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • LSBA Century Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 1998
  • Volunteer Support Award
  • Loyola Law School Clinic
  • 1992
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Pro Bono Project of New Orleans
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Debt Relief 101: Essential Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 For the Non-Bankruptcy Attorney
  • 2014
  • CLE à la Carte
  • (Almost) Everything a Trial Lawyer Needs to Know About Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Federal Bar Association Annual Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Non-Specialists
  • 2008
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Gretna Probate Lawyer William G Cherbonnier Jr
William G Cherbonnier Jr
Probate Attorney
Gretna, LA
Licensed for 49 years
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