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Renee L Swanson

Family Attorney at Gretna, LA

4.3   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Renee

Learn Renee’s areas of practice.

I am committed to each client and strive to exceed their expectations. When you retain my firm, you will receive legal representation of the highest caliber, exceptional service, respect, personal attention, and one-on-one attorney contact.


Mrs. Swanson has worked in the legal field for 10 years. Her legal career began in 2002 when she began working as a paralegal for an attorney who practiced family law and criminal law. Mrs. Swanson loved her job and decided to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies, which she earned in 2005 from Florida Gulf Coast University, graduating Cum Laude.

Mrs. Swanson and her husband, Travis, moved to New Orleans in 2006, after visiting and falling in love with the city. The following year, Mrs. Swanson began law school at Loyola University. While in law school, Mrs. Swanson continued working as a paralegal for a local law firm in the areas of personal injury and criminal law. During her final year of law school, she also worked as a student partitioner for the Loyola Law Clinic, representing clients in Orleans Criminal District Court.

Since graduating law school, Mrs. Swanson has successfully represented countless clients, clients who are often going through one of the hardest times in their life- either getting divorced, struggling to see their children, arrested, or injured because of someone else’s carelessness.

Finally, after years of working as a paralegal, Mrs. Swanson truly understands how important it is for the client to be able to regularly communicate directly with the attorney. As a client of Mrs. Swanson, you will never feel left in the dark about the status or direction of your case. Also, in the event Mrs. Swanson is not available to take your call, she will personally return your call within 24 hours.

If you or someone you know is in need of legal representation, call our office today to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Swanson and find out how she can help.

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Renee Swanson, LLC
1820 Belle Chasse Hwy
Suite 203
Gretna, LA, 70056-7014


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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
I hired Renee as my divorce attorney. She was very thorough and made sure that I received everything that I requested. She also took the initiative to go after other monies that I was entitled to by law. I really appreciate the great job that she and her staff did for me and would hire her again. My experience was great. I wholeheartedly recommend Renee's Law Firm to everyone.
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Posted by Christopher | August 19, 2020
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Excellent Attorney & Highly Recommended
I hired Renee Swanson to represent me in a civil matter that involved someone in another state. I was worried in the beginning of the case because I didn’t know what to expect. Renee explained everything to me fully and laid out a timeline of how the events of the case would flow. Renee made me feel a lot better and everything went as she said it would go. I’d hire her again.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2018
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Great Representation
I hired Renee for representation in a child custody matter. I scheduled a consult with her based on reviews. During our consult she understood my situation and answered all of my questions immediately. She was accessible and I was able to schedule consult and subsequent meetings with her when needed. She was timely in her communications with me, filing with the court and representation with the hearing officer. She was very knowledgeable about the proceeding with the hearing officer and what to expect. Her Paralegal was very good as well. I would not hesitate to use her again should the need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2018
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The best!
Renee is a fantastic, knowledgeable attorney. She makes you feel valued and at ease. I live out of state and had a strange case with having to go through the Louisiana court to get my name corrected on my birth certificate to match all of my other documents, and she and her staff made it as stress-free as it could have been. Her paralegal, Lauren, was absolutely wonderful and always accessible by phone and email to answer all of my questions and keep me updated. I appreciated being able to have a free phone consultation and pay by credit card over the phone as well, since that made things much, much easier for me. All in all, it was a great experience. I highly recommend Renee to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2017
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Mrs. Swanson was exceptional and very knowledgeable. She helped us with a long distance complicated case. I wanted to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication for my case. I am grateful to you that you took all the stress and restored everything out for me. Your faith, knowledge and determination were something that solves my worries. I definitely recommend her and won't hesitate to contact her again if should need assistance in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2016
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Excellent Job with Adoption
We used Renee for an intra-family adoption case and were very pleased. She did her research into the laws and kept in close contact with the court throughout the process. She took her time with us to answer all of our questions. With other lawyers I've felt like they cared about me in proportion to the amount of money I'd make them, but Renee cared about us and the best interest of our family. That was very important to me. We were comfortable and informed in every step of the process. Even with a surprise on the date of our court appearance that made us nervous, Renee remained calm and professional. She took good care of our family.
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Posted by Ashley | January 26, 2016
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After 6 years of going to court with what felt like inadequate representation, we hired, Renee. I can not begin to tell you how amazing it has felt to have someone leave no stone un-turned and fight to make sure that the legal process is being followed. She has made a once bleak situation feel manageable. And her Paralegal, Lauren - - - AMAZING. She listens and does all that she can to ensure that there are timely responses and that we are up-to-date on all of the events. Thank you sincerely to you both!
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Posted by Donna | October 14, 2015
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Caring attorney
Ms. Swanson was absolutely wonderful. She walked me through my divorce, calmed my fears, and made sure that the process went smoothly. Ms. Swanson listened through my tears and helped me to start a new life. I am grateful for her assistance.
Posted by Denise | April 14, 2015
My Divorce Attorney
I was more than happy with my results from my divorce attorney. Renee consulted with me as needed and ALWAYS made time for me. She was thorough and made me feel very comfortable with a process that I knew little about. I have since recommended Renee to my closest friends who needed legal help.
Posted by Matthew | March 6, 2015
Renee Swanson is an exceptional attorney
In my first meeting with Mrs. Swanson, she spent the time to fully understand the circumstances of my child custody case. She provided me with realistic expectations before I decided to proceed. Throughout my case, Renee was consistently organized, professional and diligent when pursuing all of the issues that were important to me. She researched specific case law relevant to my case to cite. To date, Renee has given honest evaluations of issues before proceeding at hearings and has always made it clear to me what was worth pursuing. I never once felt misguided or ill advised. Mrs. Swanson worked hard for my case in and out the courtroom, kept me well informed, was very knowledgeable, and as a result, my original expectations became realistic outcomes. Thank you.
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Posted by Michael | March 3, 2015
Renee is a great lawyer.
Renee fought extremely hard for our position. She was well prepared and kept me updated. I can't image how different the outcome would have been if Renee was on the other side. I am glad she was in my corner. She was professional and always accessible.
Posted by Mike | February 12, 2015
personal injury
Renne handled my case after firing my 1st lawyer because the 1st lawyer didn't care. Best move ever! Renne had a whole different attitude. She went beyond her means to make sure my case was handled like it should have been. I couldn't do my job duties anymore because of my injuries and she fought long and hard to help me .I highly recommend her ! She made the financial part of my injury at ease. Thanks Renne.
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Posted by Jeannine | February 12, 2015
Very Professional
Renee is an extremely professional attorney. She is also very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. She makes you feel very comfortable and welcomed in her office. Her end results are outstanding. I would definitely refer Renee to anyone.
Posted by Joshua & Nikita | January 24, 2015
Best in New Orleans!
When the insurance company from the person who hit me where not treating my damage or injury like it was important, Renee Swanson was there to the rescue!!! I would recommend her to anyone in need of an amazing lawyer!!! She is honest, trustworthy ,professional and will fight to make sure you get everything you are entitled to.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Rene Swanson has been my “attorney” 2 for over 2 years. She has charged me over 30k in legal expenses and produced very little movement on my case. As a victim of domestic violence, she or her paralegal did not hesitate to call yelling at me or threatening to not prepare for upcoming hearings if I did not give Renee thousands of dollars more. She has come to court completely unprepared with no depositions and refused to file motions for contempt. She refused to follow through with an income assignment order that was issued by the judge. She once told me that I had to come to her office that day or my trial may be postponed. Upon arrival her paralegal gave me discovery including: years of bank statements, documentation, resumes, and much more. I managed to get the discovery back to her in 3 business days and was told it was not fast enough and my trial may be delayed. Renee had received the discovery 30 days prior to this request and simply failed to tell me. Renee further has cancelled appointments to attend social functions and did so the day prior my hearing. After 30k and this lack of representation, she has filed to withdraw because I was unable to sell the contents of my home in a “timely” manner to suit her.
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Posted by Brendalie | April 29, 2021
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Sad representation
I hired Ms Swanson to represent my daughter. She seems to handle my daughter as a second class black girl. I think she basically represents the opposite person in every way (He's white). We learned our lesson, wouldn't have her to even represent my dog and I don't have one. I hope she enjoyed the large amount of money we paid her. Watch God change things.
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Posted by Deborah | March 29, 2020
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Child custody
I felt that she failed she keep pushing for another day dragging it on for almost 4 years never wanted to finish it I was so disappointed with her that I fired her I put in a lot money she kept asking for money!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Renee Swanson, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Tulane University
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Palazzo Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2011


  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005


  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016


  • Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law
  • Are We Safe at Home from the Prying Dog Sniff
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Legal Writing
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • Legal Writing
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Renee is tough, fair, and very well educated on the law. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and worked with Ms. Swanson for years. She's dedicated, diligent, and skilled. I give her my highest recommendation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Renee's experience in family law and knowledge of the practice area make her a great advocate for her clients"
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I would consider Ms. Swanson to be an expert in the area of family law. She is a tough opponent with a winning record who has a mastery of the court room."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Renee is very knowledgeable in the law and strongly advocates for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is courteous and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee is very understanding and personable. Her manner is polished and professional and she is knowledgeable in the field of law."
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