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SMCL Attorneys

New Orleans Lawyers With Decades of Experience

A Law Firm With a Long History of Service in Louisiana

At Stephenson, Chávarri & Lambert, LLC, our fundamental success as a law firm has been in building quality relationships with our clients. All of our clients are treated with respect and with a focus on best meeting their individual goals and objectives. 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.

A Diverse, International Practice

We represent diverse clients, including foreign nationals from many different countries, the Consulate of Mexico and individuals in Louisiana and across the United States. We represent companies of all sizes, from small, local businesses to major national and international corporations, including companies in Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela.

Lawyers at our firm frequently act as local counsel in insurance matters, Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) cases and other civil and criminal matters. We have attorneys who speak Spanish, French and English fluently. Furthermore, Catherine I. Chávarri is a U.S. court-certified translator. This enables our firm to more effectively work with attorneys and clients in Latin America, Europe and around the world in matters of business, insurance, maritime and immigration law.

Our AV-rated* law firm also has strong links to several of the consular offices in the city of New Orleans and elsewhere. Our multi-lingual abilities and knowledge of foreign cultures and laws are especially valuable when representing clients in immigration and international commercial law matters.

Skilled Attorneys, a Team Approach

Our attorneys are each highly skilled in one or more areas of the law. At Stephenson, Chávarri & Lambert, we combine these individual strengths into a team approach that allows us to provide high-quality representation in a wide range of practice areas.

We provide aggressive criminal defense against drunk driving, drug charges, fraud, embezzlement and other federal and white collar crimes.

We help individuals with estate planning, wills and successions, as well as family law and divorce.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers seek compensation for injuries and wrongful death caused by car and truck accidents, maritime accidents and workplace accidents. We are one of the few all-women insurance defense firms in the country, providing cost-effective representation to large and small insurance companies alike.

Personal Attention at the Partner Level

At Stephenson, Chávarri & Lambert, we handle your case personally. Your case will not be turned over to a paralegal, member of our support staff or an inexperienced attorney fresh out of law school. Your case will be handled by the attorney at the firm whose skills and experience best suit your individual needs.

We develop and maintain close, trusting relationships with our clients. We work hard to provide our clients with high-quality representation and cost-effective solutions to their legal problems. Our office has a professional and personable environment: we want our clients to feel comfortable and rest assured that we understand, address, and meet their legal needs.

Contact Us

We would be happy to speak with you about any legal matter. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers. Team members are happy to travel anywhere in the world, if necessary, to serve our clients’ best interests.

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.