Rachel Fontenot


Paralegal/Office Manager


Lafayette, LA


(337) 704-7255


Rachel “Rae” Fontenot embodies the strength, professionalism, and personal character Southern Oaks Law Firm relies on to achieve successful outcomes for each of our client’s unique family law needs.

Her background in client relations is only surpassed by her kindness and acute organizational skills that put our clients first — every day, in every way possible. With a precise finger on the pulse of each of our cases, Rae focuses on keeping meticulous records that allow our clients to move forward with their new lives without delay, and on budget thanks to her mindfulness of client costs and expenses as each step of their case unfolds.

Rachel is more than the driving force behind our compassionate family law client relations. She also has significant experience in driving cases forward in all aspects of the law — including Civil Defense, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Collection, Railroad Defense, Bankruptcy, Successions, Wills, LLP/LLC/INC, Trusts, Child in Need of Care, Family Law, and Adoptions — in Municipal, City, Parish, Federal, Appellate, and Supreme Courts throughout Louisiana.

Her research and investigative skills are unmatched in the legal industry and allow her to quickly identify and resolve problems and/or conflicts that deliver end-to-end results for our Louisiana family law clients.

Rachel maintains professional and frequent direct contact with attorneys and staff, Judges and staff, law enforcement, medical providers, clerk of courts, and the public to ensure each of our client’s cases is viewed objectively and fairly, so we can produce the best possible outcome for the individuals and families we represent throughout Louisiana.

Caring, Strategic, Attentive – And Focused On You!

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