Laurie Fontenot

Family Law Paralegal

Laurie Fontenot was born and raised in Sulphur, Louisiana, where she attended Sulphur High School. Laurie received an athletic scholarship to McNeese State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, in addition to a Paralegal degree.




Laurie is Sudduth & Associates’ Family Law Paralegal. She has been a family law paralegal for 17 years and is passionate about helping families and children during the difficult times that are often associated with this area of practice. Laurie specializes in drafting and executing emergency filings in some of the most contentious of family law situations, because this is where she often experiences the most satisfaction in the work place. When asked about what she values most about her role at Sudduth & Associates, Laurie stated that she is “extremely excited to bring her years of experience and knowledge to a firm that is young and building a rock-solid foundation. The attorneys and co-workers are some of the best I’ve ever worked with.” She believes that there is nothing better than having your opinion valued in the work place and went on to state that she is looking forward to many years with Sudduth & Associates because “with the work ethic and knowledge that we all bring to the table, we can’t help but succeed.”


Laurie is married to Chris Fontenot and together, they have seven children: Stacey, Tracey, Molly, Katie, Sydney, Tori and Jonathon. They have two grandchildren, JJ and Bubbie, whom they adore! When their house isn’t filled with children and grandchildren, Laurie and Chris like to keep the company of their four dogs: Mickey, Bella, Dolly and Daisy. Laurie and Chris’ true passions are camping, hiking in the mountains, vacationing in Mexico, and anything that can be enjoyed outdoors!

Areas of Practice


  • Family Law (17 years)

  • Bankruptcy (10 years)

  • Criminal Defense (1 years)

  • Personal Injury (1 year)

  • Insurance Defense (1 year)



  • 30 years experience in the legal profession

  • 170 hours of continued legal education



  • Member of Krewe de la Maison de Calcasieu

  • *Duke and Duchess in 2011

  • Long standing member of the Legal Secretaries Association

  • *held every office, including President; named

  • Legal Secretary of the Year

  • Notary Public since 1987

Laurie Fontenot

Family Law Paralegal

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