Scott R. Samuel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Metairie, LA

Samuel & Coleman, L.L.C.
 | 3421 North Causeway Blvd, Suite 201
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-230-0171
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Scott R. Samuel is an attorney and a founding member of Samuel & Coleman, LLC, located in Metairie, Louisiana. Mr. Samuel focuses his practice on family law and has substantial experience in matters involving divorce, adoption, child support, custody, prenuptial agreements, spousal support and other family law-related issues. He also handles a wide variety of matters, including, but not limited to hurricane claims, personal injury, premises liability and workers’ compensation.

With a dedication to the New Orleans region, Mr. Samuel’s practice spans throughout the entire metropolitan area, including the parishes of St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Orleans and Jefferson.

Mr. Samuel has been admitted to practice law in Louisiana since 2008 and is also licensed before federal courts within the state. His work on behalf of clients has earned recognition by organizations such as the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, the American Institute of Legal Counsel, the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Mr. Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Following his undergraduate education, he returned to the New Orleans area (where he grew up) and earned his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Before founding Samuel & Coleman, LLC, with his partner, George Read Coleman, Mr. Samuel worked in the area of insurance defense law, further strengthening his breadth of experience in the legal realm. In addition to his law practice, he is a member of the Jefferson Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

Personal Injury - General (30%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2012, 2018

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About Scott Samuel

Admitted: 2008, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.metairiedivorcelaw.com/scott-richards-samuel/

Honors and Awards:

  • This award recognizes the top 40 litigators under the age of 40 in the State of Louisiana.  The process for selection is a rigorous process that is conducted by lawyers.  A lawyer cannot self nominate themselves and advertising and/or public relations nominations are not accepted.  I have been included on this list for 2016, 2017 and now 2018., Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40 for the State of Louisiana, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2018
  • Rising Star, Louisiana Super Lawyer’s Magazine, 2018
  • Top 40 under Age 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Louisiana, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the LSBA, 2018
  • All Louisiana State and Federal courts, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, New Orleans Community

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Settled a workers' compensation claim on behalf of a client for $140,000.00, 2017
  • Settled a claim on behalf of a client for $142,000 wherein no surgical procedures were performed, 2017
  • Obtained sole custody for several different clients wherein client wanted to have sole custody and I was able to achieve that on behalf of the client through litigation and through working out maters with opposing counsel, 2017
  • Settled a personal injury claim on behalf of a client for $170,000.00 without any surgical procedures being performed, 2017
  • Settled a personal injury claim on behalf of a client for $550,000.00, 2017
  • Settled a Workers' Compensation Case on behalf of a client for $275,000.00, 2015
  • Settled multiple Workers' Compensation Cases for in excess of $100,000.00, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Successfully had trial court Judgment upheld that Canada is a "home state" under the UCCJEA

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. in History, 2005
Office Location for Scott R. Samuel

3421 North Causeway Blvd
Suite 201
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504-230-0171

 

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Last Updated: 4/11/2018

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