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Todd Edward Gaudin

Adoption Attorney at Baton Rouge, LA

5.0   12 reviews

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I founded On Point Legal and it exists to help form families and protect private property.  I was inspired with the name and use it to remind me of what the firm's mission is: to BE-ON POINT!  Sharp visual presentations, dynamic speech, and thoroughness are important aspects of our team excellance.  Since 1997, I have counseled and advocated for clients in many areas, becoming well-rounded.  But for the last twelve years, the primary focus has been on successions/probate and family law.  As a compliment to my legal practice, I occasionally testify before legislative committees, and contribute to the work of the Children's Code Committee of the LA Law Institute. I also serve on the Board for a new Baton Rouge Charter School, APEX Collegiate Academy.  I've incurred disappointments and frustrating circumstances in my 23 year legal career.  These experiences, and the lessons learned from them, allow me to give clients really sound advice.  Throw in a generous heart, a warrior spirit, and a little bit of silliness, and you have an outline of me!

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Licensed for 26 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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ON POINT LEGAL, LLC
10630 N. Oak Hills Pkwy
Baton Rouge, LA, 70810

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Posted by Kathy | August 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Todd was amazing!
Mr. Gaudin was simply amazing in our custody case! He was brilliant in so many ways. Our children were so blessed to have him represent us! He is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of custody and adoption, not to mention his professionalism, awesome personality and extreme dedication to his clients.
Posted by Michael | August 3, 2018
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Not just a Lawyer.. He is a warrior
Our adoption case was not exactly the easiest. What started out as too good to be true, turned into just that. We set out to adopt a little girl 7 years old. We sought advice from Mr. Todd Gaudin as he was the premiere adoption lawyer in our area. Upon meeting Todd and his staff, we agreed to hire him and move forward. Todd is such a warm, delightful person. As we got further into the adoption, and initial visits, it became very clear that this was not going to be a normal adoption. At one point, I was asked to make a trip to Pennsylvania in order to move the adoption forward. Without any hesitation, Todd said he would go with me. We hopped in the car, drove 17 hours and arrived at our destination only to find, the guardian had made some changes in the plan and decided to call off the adoption. Todd and I stayed in Pennsylvania for several days, as we fought to reinstate the adoption. It amazed me how selfless Todd was and is. He left his family in Louisiana to come with me to Pennsylvania so that I could build my family. Todd exhausted every avenue he knew of in Pennsylvania, but in the end we were outgunned and outnumbered by out of state laws and judges. We were forced to go home without our little girl. A month went by, and the guardian decided that she had made a mistake. She offered to us the little girl again. Of course we jumped right back into the adoption without question. And of course we went right back to working with Todd. Honestly, I cant imagine an outcome other than what we got, had we ever used the services of anyone other than Todd Gaudin. As we returned to Pennsylvania to get the little girl, we were informed of the many laws in place for the Protection of children called ICPC. We were informed by the Maryland State ICPC that we could return to Louisiana. Half way home, we were informed by the state police of Pennsylvania that they would like question us regarding kidnapping the child. The Guardian and Birth father had cooked up a story, and accused us of kidnapping her. As you can imagine, Todd was the first person we called. Todd settled the matter very quickly, but we were asked to no longer continue our journey home to Louisiana. So, we were forced to stay with friends in Tennessee for 35 days. During this time, Todd fought, clawed, and eventually won our little girl to us. Through our experience, I witnessed so many sides of people that I never knew could really exist. Todd was like a spirit guide. Always showing us the way, and walking us through all trouble. We owe our family to the heart of Todd. His never ending pursuit to do the right thing, and do it correctly is how we eventually won our little girl. Todd and his staff were delightful warriors. We never felt alone, or that we needed a different lawyer. Todd was it, and will always be it. He is family now, and a friend. We thank God every night for Todd and his unwavering heart to get us our little girl.
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Posted by Metashar | June 4, 2018
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Dr. Metahar Dillon
My Family had a great experience with Attotney Todd Gaudin from the beginning to the end! Attorney Todd gave us all the legal equipment that we needed for out of state Adoption through the interstate Domestic process. Thanks Attorney Todd! We will never forget you!
Posted by Laura | April 16, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer!
We do not have enough amazing things to say about Todd. He is helpful and understanding. Serious a great lawyer and a great guy!!
Posted by Jessica | April 4, 2018
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Wonderful to work with!
We had a very stressful adoption case, and our previous lawyer had added to that stress. Once Tood took over it was mostly smooth sailing and we were able to finalize it fairly quickly. He took the time to explain all the details and answer my many questions. He always returned my calls and emails within a day or two. On top of that, we could tell he really cares about our case and the well-being of our daughter. He was very kind and generous with his time and all my concerns! We couldn’t recommend him enough!
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Posted by Lucy | September 13, 2016
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God is truly working through him !
He was fantastic . He took our case when we had nowhere yo turn . He got us custody and became one of our favorite people . A blessing to our family . God Bless him and his staff . Wonderful people . Thank you with all our hearts . Lucy
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2016
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Best Attorney on the Planet
We truly believe God sent us to Todd. He isn't just an attorney that sits down and tells you what you want to hear. He asks, are you prepared if you win or lose? What do you actual want. You can just tell that this man and his staff have a heart of gold and that they are going to go beyond the "Normal" attorney level with your case. When sitting and talking you can see that he actually cares about you and your feelings, that he is going to do everything he can possible to do what's best. We are truly blessed to have hired such a great man and his staff. If I were you I would go no further than this man right here. I would NEVER let anyone else take this case we have because that's how much faith I have in this man and his staff.
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Posted by Bryan | April 26, 2016
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Angel from God
Todd was referred to us by our adoption agency, ANLC. He came highly recommended for a very good reason. Todd along with his social worker Kacie, went over and beyond on each occasion to ensure that our adoption went as smoothly as possible. There are no words that can express how grateful my family is for all that Todd and Kacie did for us.
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Posted by Alysia | February 16, 2015
Adoption
Our adoption experience was underscored by the wonderful care and attention our case recieved from Todd and his staff. We confidently and without hesitation recommend Todd and look forward to working with him in the future as our family grows. He is deeply knowledgable and his proffesionalism, both inside and outside of the courtroom was impressive. The patience his entire office exhibited through every part of the process gave our family an assurance that is invaluable during such a time. He is of sound character and in our experience, above reproach. Entrusting what would be a very sacred and significant season in our lives to Todd and his expertise has been one of the most fortunate decisions we have ever made.
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Posted by Tim | February 16, 2015
Excellent Lawyer - Excellent Human Being
Todd helped us through a difficult custody case and continues to help with our adoption. He heard our concerns and did his best to set appropriate expectations and deliver on his promises. He has continued to go above and beyond for us and handled and continues to handle the particulars of our case in a manner that is commendable and with a level of patience and resolve I do not think we would have found elsewhere. For these things and many more, we will forever be grateful.
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Posted by Keely | February 11, 2015
Highest recommendation
Todd helped my husband and I with an adoption of my son. Todd is very capable and knowledgable in this area of the law. Moreover, in this very special matter, Todd was very caring, professional and attentive to our case. We unconditionally recommend his services.
Posted by James | January 31, 2015
Daughter's Interdiction
Todd represented us as we sought interdiction for our 18 year old mentally-physically disabled daughter. He patiently walked us through all the steps and background for the process. He was kind, direct, and clear about the entire process. He even sponsored our family friend -an attorney, who we wanted to represent our daughter during the court proceeding. Todd looked for ways to to save us $$ at every step. At court he handled a tense series of challenges the judge put in front of him with calm, professionalism and grit. I recommend Todd without reservation, hesitancy, or caveats. He is a great lawyer and man.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Leader
  • ON POINT LEGAL, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kuehne Foote & Gaudin
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Gaudin Law Firm, LLC
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Baton Rouge Police
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • E. Clark Gaudin, Esq.
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • Southern University Law Center
  • JD
  • 1996
  • Louisiana State University
  • B.S.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • InRe: R.B.Jr. & C.H.B, Applying for Intra Family Adoption 08/10/18
  • Adoption granted; affirmed on appeal
  • In Re: A.S. & M.S., Applying for Private Adoption, 1st Cir. Court of Appeal
  • Affirmed
  • Libby Marie Phillipe vs. Yvonne Baker
  • Judgment for Client: Donation revoked
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Associations

  • American Academy Adoption Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
  • Children's Code Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Louisiana Catholic Conference
  • Lobbyist
  • 2004 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV rating 5 of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Around the Bar (BRBA)
  • International Adoptions
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Adminitration
  • 2018
  • CLE By The Hour
  • Adoption Law Updates
  • 2018
  • Probate Process from A-Z
  • Probate Process
  • 2016
  • CLE by the Hour
  • Louisiana Adoption Law Updates
  • 2016
  • Probate Procedure
  • Probate Procedure
  • 2012
  • CLE By the Hour
  • Current Trends and Updates in Adoptions
  • 2012
  • Probate Process– The Essential Basics
  • Probate Process– The Essential Basics
  • 2011
  • Adoption Law– Start to Finish
  • Adoption Law– Start to Finish
  • 2011
  • Resolving Issues in Elder Care
  • Resolving Issues in Elder Care
  • 2010
  • CLE By the Hour
  • Adoption Law & Procedure
  • 2010
  • Probate Practice
  • Probate Practice
  • 2009
  • CLE By the Hour
  • Private and International Adoptions
  • 2009
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate Law
  • Oddities and Challenges in Probate Law
  • 2008
  • CLE By the Hour
  • Private and International Adoptions
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Adoption Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I have been licensed to practice law longer than Todd, when I first met him in the 1990s he was already more familiar and knowledgeable in one of his primary areas of practice, namely adoptions. I called upon him seeking some friendly advice from a colleague and without hesitation he answered my questions and gave me a few needed suggestions. And in years following I have periodically called upon Todd for some practice advise and he has always been more than helpful to provide his insight. If you are considering Todd to represent you, then I would have no hesitation hiring him."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gaudin is one of the most knowledgeable adoption attorneys in the Greater Baton Rouge area, if not the entire State of Louisiana. He is dedicated to his clients and will go above and beyond to ensure that the process of growing their family goes as planned."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an excellent, excellent lawyer! He’s compassionate, hard working, communicates well, and knows the law. Couldn’t recommend him more highly!"
Adoption Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is one of our community's finest attorneys and an outstanding community leader. Todd leads through his actions and dedication to his clients, the law and our city. As an advocate in the complex field of adoption, I believe Todd to be without peer. I know of no one better to turn to for answers especially when confronted with questions on adoption and its ramifications."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd Gaudin is very experienced and has a wealth of knowledge on all types of adoption. He and his staff are very helpful and courteous."
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