R. Scott Buhrer

Top rated Family Law attorney in Metairie, Louisiana

Buhrer Law Firm
R. Scott Buhrer
Buhrer Law Firm

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation; view more

Licensed in Louisiana since: 1986

Education: Tulane University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2016, 2020 - 2024

Buhrer Law Firm

3017 21st St Ste 110
Metairie, LA 70002-4968 Visit website


R. Scott Buhrer has more than 24 years of experience as a family law and succession attorney in Louisiana, having handled hundreds of cases involving divorce, child custody and support, relocation, property division, alimony, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Clients also trust him to represent their interests in complicated matters involving wills, trusts, probate, contested successions and elder law. At the Buhrer Law Firm, Mr. Buhrer accepts clients in the New Orleans and Metairie metropolitan area as well as the Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

With the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Buhrer is known for his superior legal ethics and outstanding client service. He takes great pride in his ability to efficiently resolve complex high-asset disputes for individuals and business owners. Mr. Buhrer is one of the few family law practitioners in the New Orleans area to serve as a court-appointed special master; he assists the court with difficult cases by providing the judge recommendations on how the case should be resolved. A compassionate attorney, Mr. Buhrer chooses to serve as his firm's sole practitioner in order to give his clients the time and attention they deserve for the best quality representation.

After graduating with distinction from Tulane University in 1982, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Latin American studies, Mr. Buhrer earned his Juris Doctor in 1986 from Tulane University Law School, graduating cum laude. In 1995, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University. Mr. Buhrer is admitted to practice law in Louisiana and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Mr. Buhrer is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Jefferson Bar Association.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Elder Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Father's Rights, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Marital Property, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

  • 40% Family Law
  • 30% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10% Elder Law

First Admitted: 1986, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.buhrerlaw.com/attorney/buhrer-r-scott/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • SuperLawyers designation
Educational Background:
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.A., in Political Science/Latin American Studies, Honors: With Distinction, 1982
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, M.B.A., 1995
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Family Law Attorneys, 2009 - 2010
  • Cum Laude, Tulane Law School, 1986
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, 1995 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Jefferson Parish Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1986
  • Louisiana, 1986
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1986 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003

Office location for R. Scott Buhrer

3017 21st St Ste 110
Metairie, LA 70002-4968

Phone: 504-833-5112


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2016, 2020 - 2024

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