Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson is a multilingual firm serving the needs of English-, Spanish- and French-speaking clients in the U.S. and abroad. Our ability to provide court-certified translation services makes Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson a logical choice for insurance companies, multinational businesses, foreign nationals and immigrants alike.


A Diverse, Multilingual and International Practice

From offices in New Orleans, the attorneys of Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson serve the diverse legal needs of individual clients, families and businesses seeking creative, dedicated and solution-oriented representation in a wide range of legal matters, including family law, estate planning, criminal defense, personal injury, immigration, business and commercial matters, as well as domestic and international insurance law.

50+ Years Combined



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High-Quality and Trustworthy Legal Advice

A Tradition of Service
A Tradition of Results

In addition to our national and international practice, Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson serves as the law firm of choice for individuals, families and businesses throughout the New Orleans area. Many of our clients come to us originally for help with a specific problem — divorce, obtaining a visa, criminal defense or personal injury — and then return to us for years to come when new legal questions arise.

Our law firm offers clients a level of legal ability and experience often associated with larger law firms, but also the personal attention and concern of a smaller firm. Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson is an AV peer-review rated* law firm. We are certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council and listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Court-Certified Translation Services

Attorney Catherine I. Chávarri is a U.S. court-certified translator. Several other members of our staff are fluent in Spanish and French (in addition to English). We also offer Portuguese-language and other translation/interpreter services as needed.

Real Experience. Real Results

If you are seeking high-quality and trustworthy legal advice, we invite you to contact the offices of Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson to schedule a consultation with a lawyer who is experienced in handling your particular legal concerns.


We are fortunate to have built strong relationships with generations of Louisiana families and family-owned businesses. We take professional pride in the fact that many of our clients are so satisfied with our services that they refer their families or business associates to us as well.


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