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Sheila M O'Connor

Child custody Attorney at Covington, LA

4.6   5 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1994
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Sheila

Learn Sheila’s areas of practice.

Call us before your spouse does. Concentrating in Family, Criminal & Personal Injury Law. We will protect your rights professionally and assertively.


We at O'Connor Law Firm are dedicated to the agressive protection of your legal rights. My firm has the combined legal experience of 25 years, and a full staff to property assist you.  No matter how small or large you believe your legal problem is, we can help you resolve it, and we offer a free consultation. 


We do understand that legal problems can be intimidating, stessful, and confusing.  With O'Connor Law Firm, you're not JUST A CLIENT, you are a new acquintance that will get personal attention. 


Our aims is to solve your problem with the least amount of stress on YOU.  However, if necessary, we will agressively litigate your legal issues, and stand with you to whatever level is necessary. 


I invite you to contact my firm to schedule your free consultation.  Keep in mind that there are often time limits in legal matters, and you may have to act quickly, so as to not jeopardize your rights. 


The O'Connor Law Firm
302 W 26th Ave
Covington, LA, 70433-2630


4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Misty | April 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BRILLIANT attorney - who cares about YOUR CHILD!!!
Sheila O’Connor is a BRILLIANT attorney, who will fight tooth and nail for the BEST INTERESTS OF YOUR CHILD. She will know your case, as if she actually lived your life. She is exceedingly knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and extremely well-prepared. After working with Sheila, I would not consider another attorney! I would give her 10 stars!
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Posted by Roy D'Arcangelo | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sheila Saved My Children
I was a father in a desperate situation and needed immediate help to save my kids from an extremely abusive home. This is especially difficult (almost impossible) when the mother is the abuser. The horrible truth is that for a father to obtain custody, the extent of a mother’s neglect and abuse must be immense and the burden of proof required of the father is nearly insurmountable. After six years, two attorneys, and thousands of dollars spent with little result I nearly gave up hope for both my kids and the judicial system. Then I found Sheila O’Connor. Within 2 days of my first consultation with Sheila my children were in my custody and within 2 weeks I had won my first hearing to keep them there. Sheila fought against the odds tirelessly, skillfully, and with a fierce determination that only comes from someone that personally invests in what they do. In the end, the mother and her husband were proven closet drug addicts who had abused and neglected my children for years. My kids are now finally safe permanently. Sheila has proven to me this is more than just a job to her. While she is undeniably a great attorney, what makes her an incredible one is her personal investment in her clients. She was standing right next to me in the middle of the night when my kids were rescued by police from their mother’s home. She guided me every step along the way, was available day and night, and ultimately put a winning case together that saved my kids. As a father I have felt desperate, helpless, and hopeless knowing that my kids were subjected to abuse and still would lose court battles just because I simply wasn’t the mother. Sheila turned that all around because of her expertise, dedication, and unwavering determination driven by an immense care for her clients. Sheila saved my kids and I’ll thank God for her for the rest of my life. If you’re in the same situation and need help, stop reading and call her. It will be the best thing you ever did.
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Posted by Anne | May 31, 2015
This is a hot one
Sheila represented me in divorce, custody, partition of community property. She was feisty, knowledgeable, attentive, persistent. She won at every turn, told me when to back off and when to charge forward. I would gladly return to her and refer others to her.
Posted by Rusty | January 10, 2014
Thank You!
I am a father of 2 kids. Sheila helped me get custody of my girls, and they live with me full time. It seems that this rare now days, and i am so thankful that she took the time to hear my story and fight for my GIRL's. In the past the court seemed so concerned for my ex's rights, and never wanted to take the time to see what my kids needed. I have went through a few attorney's, and no one got it, until now. Thank you Sheila and her paralegal Jamie!
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Doesn’t Reply in a timely manner!!!
Mrs.Shelia does not reply in a timely manner! She handles business well while she’s defending, but doesn’t have time to reply to emails or even attend meetings and “reschedule” if you need something done in a timely manner I suggest you go with someone else! But her defending skills are great, she is a very nice person!


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Adoption Attorney | Mar 26
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"I endorse this lawyer. This one is a tiger. She does NOT mince words and will always shoot straight with her clients and will blow the other side out of the water."
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Covington Child custody Lawyer Sheila M O'Connor
Sheila M O'Connor
Child custody Attorney
Covington, LA
Licensed for 30 years
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