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Our mission is to provide our clients in Lake Charles, Louisiana and surrounding areas the best legal representation possible. Stockwell Sievert Law Firm provides legal services to individuals and to businesses of every size, in most areas of litigation and in all kinds of personal and business law transactions, including those in industry, healthcare law, insurance law, construction law and real estate law.

Founded in 1934, Stockwell Sievert is the largest law firm in Lake Charles, recognized for its high professional standards and ethics in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  Recently 7 of its attorneys were selected by their professional peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 50% of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, inclusion is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.

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Firm Attorneys Featured as Presenters at Recent Continuing Legal Education Sessions


Ongoing education is mandatory for all attorneys licensed in the State of Louisiana. Ever-changing trends and regulations make this education a vital resource for practicing attorneys to remain cu..

Six Attorneys Named by Best Lawyers 2016


Stockwell Sievert Law Firm is pleased to announce that six attorneys have again been recognized in 2016 by Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the le..

Super Lawyers 2016


Stockwell Sievert Law Firm is pleased to announce that three attorneys - John Bradford, Robert Dampf, and Emmett Sole - have again been named as Super Lawyers in 2016. These attorneys receive this..

Six Lawyers Named by Best Lawyers 2015


Stockwell Sievert Law Firm is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been named by Best Lawyers 2015, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal pr..

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A Cost Effective Approach to Handling Claims Arising from the BP Oil Spill

Individuals and businesses who suffered economic loss or property damage as a result of the British Petroleum-Deepwater Horizons oil spill in 2010 are now eligible to apply for their share of a action settlement with BP Exploration and Production, Inc. and BP America Production Company (“BP”).  More

What a Parent with Child Custody Needs to Do Before Relocating

        If you have primary or equal custody of your child and you plan to move – and bring the child with you – you must notify the child’s other parent. The law provides for how and when notice must be given, and what must be included in the notice. You must give notice at least 60 days before you intend to move. Failure to give notice may be a factor in whether the move is allowed. The parent that fails to give notice may be ordered to pay the other parent’s expenses and attorney fees in objecting to the relocation.  More

Choosing the Business Entity that Best Fits Your Business

One of the first (and most important) decisions a start-up business owner must make is deciding the type of business entity that best fits his or her business. This article provides a brief summary describing the most prevalent forms of business entities in Louisiana, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.    More

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