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Kristen Stanley-Wallace

Child custody Attorney at Slidell, LA

4.4   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Kristen

Learn Kristen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child abuse
    25%

  2. Child custody
    25%
    These are custody cases that are not a part of a divorce action, including modification of prior judgments.

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Including custody, child support, spousal support, community property partition, andexclusive use and occupancy.

  4. Workers compensation
    20%

  5. Child support
    10%
    These are child support cases that are not a part of a divorce action, including modification of prior awards.

Kristen Stanley-Wallace has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana since 1992.  She attended Northshore High School, Louisiana State University and the Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University.  She received her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law School in 2005, graduating in the top third of her class.

Upon her graduation from law school, Kristen was recruited by Lobman, Carnahan, Batt, Angelle and Nader in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.   Kristen joined the Law Offices of Troy G. Ingram in November of 2005 and became a partner at Ingram & Stanley in January 2009, at the age of 28.

In 2012, Kristen obtained an associate position at Swetman Baxter Massenburg, LLC, a premier civil litigation law firm in New Orleans.  In June 2014, Kristen felt a need to come back to her community to serve its people and businesses – thus began Stanley-Wallace Law.

Kristen is, and has been, actively involved in her community.  Her strong need to serve this community is evidenced in her numerous non-profit and business associations in this area.  Kristen is a former member of Junior Auxiliary of Slidell and Slidell Women’s Civic Club.  She was the inaugural President of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Young Professionals group in 2010 and is now serving another term as President.  She is also an East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity Board Member and a member of the Friends of the Marquettes.   She was the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce's Member of the Month for March 2011 and December 2014, was a maid in the Krewe of Slidellians, was nominated for the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Young Athena Award in 2012, and was nominated for the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year for 2011 and 2014.   She is currently a member of both the Slidell Bar Association and the 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association.

Finally, in October 2014, Kristen was instrumental in bringing the Louisiana Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division's Wills for Heroes event to Slidell.  Thanks to the help of several other local attorneys and volunteers, wills, living wills, and medical powers of attorneys were provided, free of charge, to local first responders, including members of the Slidell Police Department and St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1.

Kristen currently lives in Slidell with her husband, Brian, and their Olde English Bulldog, Turbo.

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Location

Stanley-Wallace Law, LLC
1601 Shortcut Highway, Suite B
Slidell, LA, 70458

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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Kristen was very cordial and welcoming from the beginning. She was genuinely interested in my well-being as well as my case. All my questions were answered promptly and thourghly.
Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace December 3, 2017
Thank you! It was our pleasure!
Posted by Carol | October 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Caring and Helpful
Kristen and her staff are very professional and concerned. We have used the services of Stanley-Wallace Law firm in the past and would highly recommend them. This is a place where you feel well taken care of.
Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace December 3, 2017
Thank you, Carol. It was our pleasure!
Posted by Tim | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
I was hit by another driver earlier this year and spent some time with a chiropractor that Kristen recommended trying to get my back and neck feeling back to normal. It's a pain trying to fight and negotiate with the insurance companies, and something I don't have the time or patience to deal with on my own. I brought it all to Kristen, she handled it, contacted me when she needed, and settled everything quickly and fairly. Thank you for taking that extra workload and annoyance off my plate!
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Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace December 3, 2017
Thank you. We enjoyed doing it!! You were a fantastic client!
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Results
Kristen and her team helped me get my what was owed to me by a large corporation. This corporation tried to scam me out of my GAP insurance payoff.
Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace December 3, 2017
It was our pleasure!
Posted by Angi | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision of my life
I went through a difficult divorce/custody situation and was tempted to back down, but Kristen gave me hope and encouragement and we were successful in getting the result that was in the best interest of myself and my children. She was so competent and thorough. I couldn't ask for better.
Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace August 24, 2017
Thank you. I am so happy for you and your family.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overwhelmed and In Unknown Waters
When we went to Kristen we had no idea what we were about to indore. When you have never dealt with the legal system it's terrifying. We didn't even know we're to begin. So our first step was making a consultation with Kristen. When we walked in I knew we were going to be ok with her as soon as I seen her. She was in jeans and flip flops. I know that sounds crazy but it made me feel comfortable with her. We set down and explain what we were dealing with and she with right to work. She explained everything that was about to happen the good bad and ugly. We knew what we were facing. She told us what she could and couldn't do. She didn't sugar coat anything. When we walked into the court room we knew what was going to happen and everything happened just as she said it would. She went over and beyond for us. Everything turned out in our favor. If we didn't go to Kristen, I know it wouldn't have worked out like it did!! I'm so very thankful for everything she did for my family. I highly recommend Kristen to everyone I talk to. She will do everything she can to make the succession right!
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Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace July 26, 2017
Thank you - it was my pleasure!
Posted by Tom | February 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent business start-up support
Kristen has been a great asset in helping us start up our new business after my retirement. She advised us on the type of company to establish thru setting our operational guidelines and all points in between. We will definitely keep her on our team going forward.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Service with a Personal Touch
From my consultation with Kristen through the end of this Simple Divorce we were kept informed throughout the process. The fees were very reasonable to archive the final result I prayed for. Happy client
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Pleased
Kristen and her assistant Therese are a pleasure to work with. They respond promptly to any questions we have and have handled our case with a high level of care and compassion. Kristen's attention to detail with our case was great and we felt confident going in that everything would be ok.
Posted by Jourdan | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Kristen Stanley-Wallace for a modification for custody, child support enforcement and my final divorce precedings. She was very professional and handled my case with care. She was very informative on what I could expect throughout the process and was with me every step of the way. I would highly recommend her.
Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace July 26, 2017
Thanks for allowing me to help and thank you for the review!
Posted by Rebecca | October 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney who protects you and your children!
Kristen was very persistent in my case. It was very difficult, but she kept up on it. Had she not been as persistent, my children would have been in a very dangerous situation with their father. I received sole custody. She was very reasonable and very patient with my situation. I would recommend her to anyone going through a difficult divorce and custody case.
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Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace October 9, 2016
Thank you, Rebecca. It was a pleasure.
Posted by Penny | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice!
Kristen Stanley-Wallace is an excellent choice for an attorney. She's easy to get along with; she cares about her clients and how their case affects them; she's easy to communicate with and responds usually the same day; she's professional, direct and to the point. And the best part is that she knows the law and she knows how to fight!
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Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace October 9, 2016
Thanks, Penny! You are a great client!
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney who has your best interest at heart....
Kristen Stanley-Wallace recently handled our personal injury case. She was thorough, precise and stayed ahead of the game. We were happy with the outcome of our case and impressed that she kept us up to date at every turn.
Posted by Melanie | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handing my case over to Stanley-Wallace law was the wisest decision I ever made!
I was very pleased with the outcome of my workers comp case thanks in large part to Mrs. Stanley-Wallace's representation. Without her professionalism and her guidance, I highly doubt that my case would have come to a satisfactory conclusion. When we sat down for our settlement meeting with the opposing party, I was pleased with the way she defended me and also with her knowledge of the facts. From the day I hired her, I felt protected. I pray that I never need a lawyer again but if I do, I would rehire her in a heartbeat. Wonderful person, terrific lawyer!
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Posted by Former client | March 26, 2015
Awesome lawyer!
Kristen was the consummate professional. From the beginning to the end she set clear expectations and ensured that I understood what was needed to make everything run smoothly on my part. She explained things in detail in an understandable way and was very compassionate throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs legal counsel.
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Posted by Mark | March 24, 2015
Good attorney
I never had a problem with any of the work or legal advise that I got from this attorney. Her fees, in my opinion, were fair and reasonable. I have used her services on several occasions with great result. I would have no problem in recommending Kristen to anyone.
Posted by Rebecca | March 24, 2015
Very Pleased!
I transferred some of my cases to Kristen after leaving my practice. My clients have been very pleased with Kristen and have referred their friends to her.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Up Front Billing
I was totally shocked that this office couldn’t give me an appointment for a month, but wanted a $175 consultation fee, up front. Who doesn’t give you a consultation to determine if they can even help you?
Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace August 15, 2022
We are sorry that you found our office policies unhelpful. Unfortunately, sometimes our office is very busy and this is one of those times. Since you posted anonymously we were unable to reach out and see if we could resolve the issue with you; however, we do wish you the very best in the future.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Keep looking!
Don't fall for this lawyer! She offers payment plans and then I ended up paying double. She doesn't let her clients know about excessive phone calls to other party's lawyer. I would never recommend this lawyer to anyone as I don't feel I can trust her after my experience. I also didn't appreciate her bad mouthing the other party as a way to get in my good side.
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Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace September 5, 2019
We apologize if you feel like that was your experience. Since you posted anonymously we are unable to reach out to you to see what we can do to remedy the situation but we invite you to call our office to discuss the matter. We never want our clients to feel this way.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Poor client relationship
This attorney failed to maintain a satisfactory client to attorney relationship. I was treated with disregard every time I consulted her for issues concerning my case. She did not have my best interests at all. I had to update her on my workmen's comp case and it should have been the other way around. She treated me like an unintelligent individual. She failed to treat my case as relevant and important. She is a poor workmen's comp attorney and appeared intimidated by the workmen's comp adjuster. She did not keep in contact with me and it took 2 months to get a name change on my case. She did not explain to me in layman's terms what I would face in fighting for my rights as an injured worker. Her legal secretary sent my workmen's comp check to another client and confidential information of another client was sent to me, that was unacceptable. The secretary was rude and stated, "We all make mistakes!" The checks are arriving later and later and I am now paying late fees on my bills and I have drained my bank accounts and live check to check. Attorneys of this nature are coined"mailbox attorneys" they wait for their check in the mail and that is about it. She failed to answer questions I posed to her. She took 20% of the money I received every 2 weeks and 20% of mileage compensation that came out of my pocket. I had to question many times, what are her responsibilities and what is mine? This has been a stressful ordeal by finding doctors, finding health services, and a host of other things. I was not given quality or efficient representation. I am still waiting for her to find me a pain management doctor and that was 3 weeks ago. I do not recommend this attorney for those fighting workmen's comp. Her snide remarks in previous emails were one of the factors in terminating her services.
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Response from Kristen Stanley-Wallace August 24, 2017
I am so sorry you feel this way. I will make myself available anytime to discuss the instances in which you felt you were treated unfairly and will do my best to resolve each and every issue. Also be advised that the assistant to whom you are referring no longer works with this firm. Please call me to discuss.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Stanley-Wallace Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Swetman Baxter Massenburg
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Ingram & Stanley
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Troy G. Ingram, PLC
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • American Law Society
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Emerging Young Professionals
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • 22nd Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Slidell Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Emerging Young Professionals
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Louisiana
  • AIOFLA (American Institute of Family Law Attorneys)
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Louisiana for 2017
  • AIOFLA (American Institute of Family Law Attorneys)
  • 2017
  • Accredited
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award
  • ATHENA International
  • 2015
  • Member of the Month - December
  • East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014
  • Emerging Young Professional Board Member of the Year
  • East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011
  • Member of the Month - March
  • East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Emerging Young Professionals Luncheon
  • The importance of wills and estate planning
  • 2017
  • Emerging Young Professionals Luncheon
  • The legal considerations in owning your own business
  • 2016
  • East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity Financial Fitness Classes
  • The Importance of Wills and Estate Planning
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Kristen
Child custody Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney is not only ethical but has extensive knowledge of the law with regard to custody disputes."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable about her cases and handles them timely. She is a great advocate for her clients."
General practice Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kristen has the two makings of a great lawyer: knowledge in her field and a caring attitude towards clients. I have worked with her and found her dedication to cases and clients to be outstanding."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional and knowledgeable in all areas of child custody, divorce and child support. She is an attorney who strives to fight for clients while treating other counsel fair."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristen is an excellent attorney in multiple areas of practice. Very hard-working and meticulous!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is courteous, professional, and works to ensure her client's interests are protected."
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