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Philip Nathanael Maples

Family Attorney at Prairieville, LA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Philip

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     As an attorney and in life, I make it a point to get to know the people I come in contact with.  I would like to let you get to know me a little better as you make the important decision on an attorney that fits your needs.        

     I was raised in the small town of LaFayette, Georgia, and I am one of three children of Kenneth and Doris Maples. I attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama and obtained a degree in criminal justice.  It was at Jacksonville State where I met my excellent wife, Emily, and we have been together ever since. Emily and I now reside in Prairieville, Louisiana, with our dogs, Scout and Stanley.       

     My first career I worked as a parole officer in Atlanta, Georgia.  That experience gave me a passion for the justice system and a desire to impact the lives of people.  As an officer, I realized that many good people get caught up in difficult situations and often need legal assistance to get life back on the right track.        

     I had aspired for several years to attend law school, but it was the continued encouragement of Emily and the perfect timing of God that gave me the opportunity in 2009.       

     After being accepted to multiple schools and visiting many of those schools, Emily and I traveled to the LSU Law Center.  Immediately, we both felt a connection to the school, the Louisiana people and the culture.  We have made Louisiana our home ever since.  I graduated law school from LSU and passed the bar in 2012.         Since graduation, I have worked in St. John Parish as an Assistant District Attorney, Ascension Parish as an Assistant District Attorney and started the Maples Law Office, LLC.  It was in St. John where I met my mentor and friend the late Tom Daley.  Mr. Daley instilled in me a dedication to always make time to listen to everyone no matter how small or large the topic of conversation.  As a prosecutor in St. John, I focused on probation revocations, felony drug prosecutions and the prosecution of violent offenses including murder. I started a community service program, a pre-trial diversion program and an employment initiative for ex-offenders.       

     After Mr. Daley passed, I obtained employment with the Ascension Parish District Attorney's Office.  Ascension Parish is where Emily and I live and the location of my civil practice.  I started The Maples Law Office, LLC to focus on Estate Planning, Family Law and Personal Injury cases.  I have experienced firsthand the great number of people that need quality legal advice in these practice areas. Whether you are planning for the future and need a will prepared, struggling with the present and need counsel on how to proceed in Divorce or you are injured due to the negligence of another, I would like to help.  I strive daily to provide dilligent, affordable representation.  Please contact me to schedule a telephone or in person meeting to discuss your legal questions.

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Location

Maples Law office, LLC
17487 Old Jefferson Hwy.
Suite A
Prairieville, LA, 70769

Reviews

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Posted by Tom | May 14, 2020
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An outstanding AND likable attorney
I'd never met or heard about Phil Maples until he was recommended to me to handle some family/financial legal business that would take several months to navigate through and resolve. What I've learned is Phil is that rare person who is not only a skilled and detail-oriented attorney, he's as affable and down-to-earth as anyone you'd ever want to work with. He meticulously reviewed and analyzed everything, including the other attorney's draft court filings, in which found and corrected more than one error. Phil has a firm grasp of the law, but researches and makes sure he has the fine points down pat. Phil clearly and patiently explained things to me every step of the way, making sure I always understood what was at stake and what would be required. Phil's advice and Even better, he remained pleasant and down-to-earth in all his dealings, including with the other side's attorney. He was also appropriately respectful yet assertive in court. Basically, Phil obliterates the myth that lawyers have to be mean or hyper-aggressive to be effective. He achieved everything I wanted, and his fees were surprisingly affordable. Affordable, hell, they were a bargain for what he achieved. Oh, and to top it off, the guy is a Georgia Bulldogs fan in LSU country. You talk about being effective AND diplomatic in hostile territory.
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Posted by ML | January 23, 2020
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Highly Recommend
I am so grateful for Phil's help during a stressful time in my life. Not only is he knowledgeable, he is so friendly and was always quick to respond to any question I may have had. He made what I thought would be a stressful process so smooth and easy. He really went above and beyond for me in my time of need and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. He's definitely the way to go!
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Posted by Jessica | January 8, 2020
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I am grateful for his service and I recommend Maples Law Service!
I can not say enough about how much I appreciate Maples Law Office for helping me during a difficult process. I was treated with respect and kindness which aided in reaching a settlement we were both satisfied with.
Posted by Kevin | June 10, 2019
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Solved my Lazers problem
He did a great job on solving my Lazers retirement problem and done it in a timely manner. Would use him again if needed. Hopefully I won't need him soon.
Posted by Byron | June 7, 2019
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Henderson retirement dispute
Phil did an excellent job protecting my rights concerning a prior divorce/retirement account while making sure I remained within the laws requirements. He did an outstanding job negotiating with the opposing counsel which ensured my liability was less than it could have been. This, coupled with his gracious demeanor made my interaction with Phillip a surprisingly good experience for what could have been a nightmare
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Posted by Drew | February 12, 2019
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Phil was a light in the dark times.
I was referred to Phil through another attorney that didn’t handle cases in Livingston. I was in dire need of something to be done with custody for my son. Phil spoke to me like a friend more than a lawyer giving me advice through a consultation before I made any commitment. He genuinely seemed to want to help me resolve my case. Didn’t make me feel like just another paycheck. He advised me on what he believed to be my best interest and showed up in court and even offered to cancel some appointments if I needed him to stay longer than usual time it took to get a resolution to my case. He was very easy to get a hold of throughout the entire process and was very quick to respond to emails, texts, and voicemails. He didn’t seem to be weighed down or overburdened by a huge caseload like some attorneys that you rarely can get in touch with. He went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and have peace of mind the entire time and he got me results. His rates are very reasonable compared to a lot of attorneys. I’d highly recommend his services and will be using him again should the need arise. Thanks again Phil.
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Posted by Buffy | October 22, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Phil Maples has been representing me during my divorce process. He has been very helpful and I can truly tell he is passionate about what he does. He doesn't sugar coat anything, he is honest, and trustworthy. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I feel very lucky to have found such a great person to represent me in such a difficult time of my life.
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Posted by Karen | October 17, 2018
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Great Trial Attorney
My husband and I are landlords who took our tenants who broke a lease to a JOP court case without an attorney, and we won. However, representing ourselves was extremely nerve-wracking, and my anxiety was heightened even more when we found out our tenants were appealing the ruling to Ascension Parish Court. Recommended by a friend from church, Phil Maples made us feel comfortable about our case and the upcoming trial from our first consultation. He was very open and honest, did a great job distilling all the information, and because we would have to take the witness stand, took special attention to prepare a sheet of questions in advance for us so we could feel ready for the big day. Even though I am diagnosed with anxiety and take medication for it, I felt extremely calm during my trial as Phil asked me the questions he had notified me about in advance. He did an amazing job presenting our case, and we won! My husband and I are so thankful that we didn't decide to go it alone at court and instead trusted Phil to guide us every step of the way. In fact, because Phil was so great, we're now going to be working with him to update our Revokable Trust. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Dustin | September 21, 2018
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Phil is great
Phil drew up paperwork and filed documents in a timely and professional manner. I wouldn’t hesitate to call him for any other matters.
Posted by Chris | August 22, 2018
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Highly recommended
Phil was great through and through! He was very helpful on every question we asked and he listened to every issue we had. He gave us the best, easiest and least-stressful experience we could ask for!
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2018
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Child Custody
Phil Maples helped me obtain equally shared child custody in my divorce. I am a male and I do believe it is tougher for us men to get a fair shake with child custody, especially if your ex-wife was a stay-at-home mom. However we managed it and I do believe Phil Maples was instrumental in that coming to fruition. Thank you Phil and I highly recommend him to others that are in the same shoes as I was in.
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Posted by Candace | October 6, 2017
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Fantastic Attorney and Highly Recommended
Mr. Maples represented us in a custody case and we could not have asked for a better experience. He responded quickly to our initial emails and was very responsive to any question or concern we had at any time. His caring demeanor and honest approach to our case made the process much easier than expected. With the favorable outcome and the ease of working with Philip, our family will continue to use his services in the future if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
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The best!
Phil was great as I was beginning my divorce journey. He listened to my needs and questions and helped me tremendously. He responded quickly, was very knowledgeable and broke it down to words I understood. Thankfully, my husband and I are on the road to reconciliation, but if I ever need an attorney again, I would use Phil in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Paul G | February 16, 2017
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Paul G
I contacted Phil to assist with my upcoming divorce. He was forthcoming with information and answered all questions I had. Once hired, he filed all paperwork in a timely manner while updating me during the whole process. I was quite pleased with his knowledge and all around professionalism. Would recommend to anyone for legal help.
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Posted by Meghan | October 7, 2016
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Awesome attorney
Phil was there for me when no one else was. He fought for what was fair and equal. I will continue using him in the future. He is a down to earth attorney that genually cares for his clients. I feel this is a hard thing to actually find.
Posted by A | July 20, 2016
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Gets the job done effectively!
He got my divorce done effectively and kept me posted every step of the way. He made me feel my business was appreciated and worked on my divorce quickly. When I needed him he was available by phone and/or email within the same day. Mr. Maples made me feel my case was of importance and not as if it was lost on his desk and he was too busy like other lawyers. He accomadated me even though I live in a different parish and I thank him for making the process go smoothly.
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Posted by Ben | July 19, 2016
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Great Service
Upon my father's passing, Mr. Maples saw to it that my father's property was handled according to my father’s wishes in an accurate and timely manor.
Posted by Alyssa | March 25, 2016
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Great Family Lawyer
I hired Phil to handle my child support and custody case. The case went very smoothly and quickly. Phil was very responsive, usually answering emails within an hour. After I received my judgement, I had trouble collecting because of issues with various government agencies. Phil responded with numerous phone calls to sort through the issues. My experience with Phil is that he is fair, realistic, and is dedicated to completely resolving my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-30%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Ascension Parish District Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Maples Law Office, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • St. John District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Jacksonville State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association of Notaries
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Louisiana District Attorney Association
  • Elder Abuse Liaison
  • 2012 - Present
  • Louisiana District Attorney Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Community Service Award
  • Thomas F. Daley, District Attorney
  • 2013

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Family Attorney | Jun 03
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Prairieville Family Lawyer Philip Nathanael Maples
Philip Nathanael Maples
Family Attorney
Prairieville, LA
Licensed for 11 years
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