Mark J. Mansfield

Top rated Family Law attorney in Covington, Louisiana

Mark J. Mansfield & Associates
Mark J. Mansfield
Mark J. Mansfield & Associates

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Louisiana since: 2000

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013

Mark J. Mansfield & Associates

34 Louis Prima Dr
Suite A
Covington, LA 70433 Visit website

Details

With a professional experience of two decades, Mark J. Mansfield is an attorney focused on family law. Since founding Mansfield Law, in Covington, Louisiana, he has been providing his clients with personalized and unique strategies suited to their needs and assertive representation needed to catalyze a positive outcome. He has admissions to the Louisiana Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Graduating cum laude with honors commendation from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1997, Mr. Mansfield proceeded to secure his doctorate in jurisprudence from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law laying his foundation in law. He has prior experience in personal injury and insurance coverage matters that further adds to his foundation as an attorney. 

Over the years of dedicated practice, Mr. Mansfield has been peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and has been rated “Superb” on Avvo. He has also received the honor of being named the “Lawyer of the Year” by the ‘Best Lawyers in America’ and was presented with the Leadership in Law award by the Citi Business Magazine. 

Passionate about his trade, Mr. Mansfield is committed to helping his emotionally fraught clients navigate the tricky roads of family law. He has also been board-certified in family law by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.  

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2000, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://mansfieldlawla.com/mark-j-mansfield/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Szalajeski v Szalajeski, 2020 CU 0857, La.App. 1st Cir. (2/25/21)
  • Cerminaro v Cerminaro, 207 So.3d 633, La.App. 5th Cir. (12/7/16)
  • Gorman v Gorman, 2017 WL 123350, La.App. 1st Cir. (1/10/17)
  • Atkinson v Atkinson, 212 So.3d 631, La.App. 4th Cir. (2/15/17)
  • Viener v Viener, 2017 WL 6540628, La. App 1st Cir. (12/21/17)
  • Abadie v Rau Abadie, 2018 WL 5307894, La.App. 1st Cir. (10/25/18)
Honors/Awards:
  • Qualified Family Law Mediator – Loyola College of Law, Appointed by Judges in Civil District Court, New Orleans and 22nd Judicial District Court, St. Tammany, 2012
  • “Lawyer of the Year”, Best Lawyers of America, Family Law, 2023
  • “Top Family Law Litigators”, New Orleans Magazine, 2020-2022
  • “Top Attorneys In Family Law”, Best Lawyers In America (New Orleans Magazine), 2019, 2022, 2024
  • “Top 50 Attorney in Louisiana”, SuperLawyers Magazine, 2020, 2024
  • “Top 50 Attorney in New Orleans”, SuperLawyers Magazine, 2019, 2020, 2024
  • “Leadership in Law Award”, New Orleans Citi Business Magazine, 2019
  • “Super Lawyer” *(Less than 5% of attorneys are honored with this recognition in Louisiana), SuperLawyers Magazine, 2014-Present
  • “Rising Star” *Less than 2.5% of attorneys are honored with this recognition in Louisiana), SuperLawyers Magazine, 2013
  • “Best Law Firms In America”, US News and World Report, 2012 – Present
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, 2011 – Present
  • A/V Rated (Highest Ranking) Martindale Hubbell, 2010 – Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Family Law Section
  • Greater Covington Bar Association, President, Vice President & Treasurer
  • 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association, President, 2013
  • St Tammany Chamber PAC Board, 2021-Current
  • Vice Chair 2022-2023
  • Louisiana Board of Family Law Specialization, 2021 – Current
  • Hearing Committee Chair 2010-2020
  • U. S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U. S. District Court, Western District, 2005
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District, 2003
  • Louisiana Bar, 2000
  • Committee Member, Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel
  • Vice President, Student Body, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, 1996-1997
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Notary Public
  • 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association Notary Public, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes
  • Member, Jefferson Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2013 - 2020
Educational Background:
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, B.A. History, 1997, Cum Laude, With Honors Commendation
  • Jesuit High School, 1993
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Parishioner, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
  • Board Member, New Orleans Medical Mission Services Foundation
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Family Law, Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Family Law- National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2007
  • Child Support- Louisiana CLE, Covington, Louisiana, August, 2009 | St Tammany Bar Association CLE, November 2009
  • Ethics- National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2009
  • Dividing Assets and Debts- National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2009
  • Drug Testing in Family Law Cases Loyola Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar, December 2009
  • Child Support- National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2010
  • Ethics- National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2010
  • Recent Developments in Family Law- Covington Bar Association Family Law CLE, Covington, Louisiana, April, 2011.
  • Ethics and Professionalism- National Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, 2013
  • Parental Rights, AFCC- Family Law Division, Covington, Louisiana, September, 2014
  • Ins and Outs of Paternity Loyola College of Law Family Law CLE, Metairie, Louisiana, November, 2015
  • Drug Testing and Burdens of Proof- Loyola College of Law CLE, Metairie, Louisiana, November, 2017
  • Ethics- 22nd Judicial District Bar Association CLE, Covington, Louisiana, November, 2017
  • Emergency and Ex Parte Custody Orders- Loyola College of Law CLE, Metairie, Louisiana, November, 2018
  • Objections in Court- 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association All Day CLE, November, 2019
  • Injunctions and Emergency Orders- 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association, Covington, Louisiana, June, 2019
  • To Mediate Or Not To Mediate- 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association All Day Family Law CLE, June, 2022
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Qualified Family Law Mediator, 2012
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, 2010
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2023
  • Top 50 Lawyers Louisiana Top 50 Lawyers, New Orleans SuperLawyers, 2024

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Professional. Easy to work with. ”

“Mark is one of the finest Family Law Specialists I know. He is keenly responsive to clients while maintain the highest level of advocacy skill and professionalism.”

“Super professional, knowledgeable, reasonable and ethical.”

Office location for Mark J. Mansfield

34 Louis Prima Dr
Suite A
Covington, LA 70433

Phone: 985-273-0373

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2013

Top Lists

Top 50: Louisiana Super Lawyers: 2020, 2024 Top 50: New Orleans Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020, 2024

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