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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Scott R. Samuel is the managing partner of Samuel & Coleman, LLC, in Metairie, Louisiana. A top-rated, award-winning lawyer with more than 11 years of legal experience, Mr. Samuel represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the greater New Orleans metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Personal injury and motor vehicle accidents

· Family law and divorce

· General civil litigation

· Workers' compensation

A native of New Orleans, Mr. Samuel has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents of his community. Having practiced law in the area for so many years, he also possesses invaluable insight into the local courts and procedures, and he has developed strong professional relationships with judges and other attorneys. All of this allows him to deliver unmatched legal counsel and increase the chances his clients will obtain the favorable outcomes they deserve efficiently.

No matter whether he's trying to secure the maximum amount of compensation for his plaintiff injury clients or if he's guiding families through the emotional and difficult divorce process, Mr. Samuel delivers highly personalized attention to all he serves. He works aggressively both inside and outside the courtroom to help his clients achieve the positive results they seek so that they can realize a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones.

Recognized for his success, Mr. Samuel holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received recognition as one of the region's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 from the American Society of Legal Advocates for the past several years. In addition, he has earned several "Best Of" designations from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as the American Institute of Legal Counsel, and he has received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo.

A 2005 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mr. Samuel obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2008. He is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (40%): Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Focus Areas

Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2012, 2018 - 2020

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About Scott Samuel

Admitted: 2008, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:


  • 10 Best Attorneys in Louisiana, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 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, 2018 and 2019, Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40 for the State of Louisiana, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • Top 40 under Age 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
  • Rising Star, Louisiana Super Lawyer’s Magazine, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, New Orleans Community, Representation of Clients for a significantly reduced fee in order to try and help people in the family law arena have access to quality legal representation where their interests are served., 2019


  • settled cervical injury case for total of $525,000, 2019
  • Settled a personal injury claim on behalf of a client for $170,000.00 without any surgical procedures being performed, 2017
  • Settled cervical surgery case for 500,000, 2019
  • settled 600,000 2 level lumbar fusion case, 2018
  • Settled a claim on behalf of a client for $142,000 wherein no surgical procedures were performed, 2017
  • Settled a personal injury claim on behalf of a client for $550,000.00, 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 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
  • Settled a workers' compensation claim on behalf of a client for $140,000.00, 2017

Representative Clients:

  • Represented multiple injured clients who obtained settlement and/or a judgment for over 500,000, 2018
  • Represented many clients who have already obtained 500,000 plus Judgments/Settlements in the first few months of 2019, 2019

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
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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: 8/26/2019

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