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Christie Lee Tournet

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Mandeville, LA

Christie Tournet & Associates, LLC
1795 W Causeway Approach, Suite 103A
Mandeville, LA 70471
Phone: 985-256-4121
Fax: 985-951-2178
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Attorney Christie Lee Tournet is the founder and owner of Christie Tournet & Associates, LLC, in Mandeville, Louisiana. A top-rated lawyer with more than 10 years of legal experience, Ms. Tournet provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater New Orleans metro and surrounding areas of St. Tammany Parish who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Estate planning and administration

·        Succession and probate law

·        Commercial and real estate law

A 2003 summa cum laude graduate of Loyola University New Orleans with bachelor's degree in economics and international business. Ms. Tournet returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2010. The recipient of the LaNasa-Greco Endowed Scholarship in law school, she also received the Loyola Law Excellence Award in Probate and graduated within the top 15% of her class.

Ms. Tournet received her license to practice from the Louisiana State Bar Association in 2011, and prior to that, she received her license as a real estate salesperson. Early in her legal career, she honed her legal skills at a prominent defense firm in her region before establishing her own private practice.

Since that time, Ms. Tournet has achieved remarkable success helping her clients establish and enforce their final wishes while also assisting them with protecting their most valuable possessions and investments. She has extensive experience in construction and real estate law, and she has assisted numerous commercial clients with forming and organizing their companies with an eye on future success.

A leader in her field, Ms. Tournet regularly contributes to lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics. She is also an active member of the Northshore Wealth & Business Planning Professionals and the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils as well as the 22nd JDC Bar Association and the 22nd JDC Inns of Court. 

Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Christie Lee Tournet

First Admitted: 2011, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://tournetlaw.com/lawyer/Our-Team_cp17783.htm

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Wills for Heroes
  • Pro Bono volunteer attorney for interdictions and continuing tutorships., 2022
  • Pro Bono work for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services since 2014, 2019
  • Volunteers for Veterans

Educational Background

  • Graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a double major in Economics and International Business. Received Award for outstanding graduate in both Economics and International Business. Became a statewide commissioned notary public in 2007. Became a LA licensed real estate agent in 2010., 2003
  • Loyola University School of Law.  Graduated with JD by attending the evening division and summer school and graduating in 3 years.  Received the Excellence in Probate award.  Graduated in top 15% of class., 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Statewide commissioned notary public before taking bar exam, 2007
  • Also hold a Louisiana Real Estate Salesperson license since 2010, 2010

Honors/Awards

  • https://www.cresinsurance.com/louisiana-new-home-warranty-act/, Blog, CRES Insurance Services, 2013
  • St. Tammany Parish residents voted and selected Christie as the Northshore's Best Attorney., Northshore's Best Attorney, Sophisticated Woman Magazine, 2019
  • Christie Tournet was selected to receive this additional "Best Lawyers" recognition., Best Probate Attorneys in Metairie, LA, Expertise.com, 2021
  • Christie Tournet was selected via peer-review to receive the Best Lawyers one to Watch recognition., Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Christie Tournet was selected via peer-review to receive the Best Lawyers one to Watch recognition., Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2021

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 2015CA1217 Welborn v. Thompson Construction - Brief to Louisiana Court of Appeal for First Circuit - summary judgment in Employer's favor confirmed, 2015
  • Succession of Tiffany Arthur, No. 20-CA-75 (La. App. 5 Cir., May 27, 2020).  The Fifth Circuit upheld the decision of the Trial Court, 24th Judicial District Court, that found in favor of the Defendant, a Trustee, that the Trustee need not deliver funds to a Succession Representative, where a Testamentary Trust provided that a minor child's interest in the trust had not terminated, but, even if the interest in Trust had terminated, the Trustee was still directed to deposit such funds in a Minor's account.  Christie Tournet, as Co-Counsel with a colleague, successfully represented the Defendant-Trustee at the trial and appellate levels., 2020
  • Succession of Ernest Dopp, 2021-CA-0193 (La. App. 1 Cir., October 18, 2021).  The First Circuit upheld the decision of the Trial Court, 22nd Judicial District Court, that found in favor of the intestate heir, a child, that a purported, handwritten Will and Donation was invalid, where an ex-spouse purported to be a sole beneficiary of the Decedent's estate.  Christie Tournet successfully represented the Intestate heir, a child, at the trial and appellate levels., 2021
  • 2014 Plaintiff Trial Verdict (First Chair). No. 2011-16289, 22nd JDC. Represented Plaintiff subcontractor in Public Works action against a General Contractor and Surety and obtained full amounts owed Plaintiff and all attorney fees and costs. No appeal by Defendants; obtained full payment for Plaintiff-client, 2014
  • No. 50,645-WCW COURT OF APPEAL SECOND CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA. Oral Argument and brief resulted in Second Circuit reversing lower court decision and entering judgment of no subject matter jurisdiction in Employer's favor, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • National Business Institute. Estate Planning: Document Review and Issue Spotting.  Christie Tournet authored and presented on this CLE topic on November 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. EST, by Audio Webinar. , Presenter, Estate Planning: Document Review and Issue Spotting, NBI, Legal, 2019
  • National Business Institute. Louisiana Trust Administration. Christie Tournet presented on this CLE topic on November 10, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. EST, online Webinar at https://www.nbi.sems.com.   , Presenter, Louisiana Trust Administration. , NBI, Legal, 2021
  • National Business Institute. Estate Planning Practice and Update 2021. Christie Tournet presented on this CLE topic on February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EST, online Webinar at https://www.nbi.sems.com.   , Presenter, Estate Planning Practice and Update 2021., NBI, Legal, 2021
  • National Business Institute. Estate Inventory and Final Accounting.  Christie Tournet will present on this CLE topic on December 15, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST, online Webinar at https://www.nbi.sems.com., Presenter, Estate Inventory and Final Accounting., NBI, Legal, 2020
  • National Business Institute. Wills 101: Structures, Execution, and Authentication.  Christie Tournet authored and presented on this CLE topic on April 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ESTby Audio Webinar. , Presenter, Wills 101: Structures, Execution, and Authentication., NBI, Legal, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Presenter for numerous NBI estate planning and administration seminars.  However, while NBI continues to ask Christie Tournet to present, her audience also must submit rankings of the presenters to NBI.  Christie Tournet routinely receives high marks, 4.5-5 /5 ratings for her presentations., 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 22nd JDC Inn of Court.  Team Leader and Presenter., 2022
  • Northshore Wealth and Business Professionals and National Association of Estate Planners, 2022
  • 22nd JDC Bar, 2022

Transactions

  • Also assist with other business sales/transfers of interests in entities, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Business Owners and new Entrepreneurs
  • Contractors
  • Individuals
  • Real Estate Professionals
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Office Location for Christie Lee Tournet

1795 W Causeway Approach
Suite 103A
Mandeville, LA 70471

Phone: 985-256-4121

Fax: 985-951-2178

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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