Fontenot, Taylor Osborn


Managing Attorney


Lafayette, LA


(337) 704-7255

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2013


Born in Baton Rouge and raised in St. Francisville, Taylor is a life-long Louisiana resident. He graduated from LSU with a business degree before going to LSU Law. After law school he clerked for the 20th Judicial District Court, where he was first exposed to real-life family law issues, not knowing at the time that family law would be his calling.

After clerking, Taylor moved to Lafayette and began practicing with some of the area’s largest and most respected personal injury firms. After a few years, and believing that he could serve clients in a more meaningful and impactful way, Taylor went out on his own and opened what is now known as Southern Oaks Law Firm.

After going through his own lengthy and highly contested custody case, Taylor decided to focus entirely on helping others dealing with family law issues. Now, Taylor and his firm are 100% committed to the practice of family law. That focus, combined with his personal and professional experience, puts him in a unique position to advise others going through the process. Having been a client himself, Taylor approaches each case with empathy and constantly strives to provide a more positive and impactful client experience. Among other things, you can expect the following when working with Taylor:

  • A settlement-first approach, but thorough and effective litigation if needed;
  • Clear and consistent communication and client education;
  • Value-based/flat fee pricing when able; and
  • Honest and objective advice from a place of personal and professional experience.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lafayette Bar Association – Family Law Section
    • President, 2020-2021
    • Vice-President, 2019-2020
    • Treasurer, 2017-2019
  • Louisiana State Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Baton Rouge, LA)
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Graduate Diploma, Comparative Law
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
    • Bachelor of Science: Business Management

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2013

Awards and Recognitions

  • Lafayette Bar Foundation Outstanding Attorney Award
  • The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates Family Law Rising Star
  • Expertise Best Divorce Lawyer in Lafayette

Primary Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Community Property
  • Adoptions

Caring, Strategic, Attentive – And Focused On You!

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