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Bill Cherbonnier

Bill Cherbonnier

Foreclosure Defense, Asset Protection, Consumer Debt Relief, Successions
  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Elder Law ...
  • Louisiana
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Biography

Bill Cherbonnier is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Jesuit High School and Tulane University Law School. He grew up on the West Bank and currently lives on the East Bank, and has offices on both sides of the river. His law practice includes all of South Louisiana and employs the latest technology to communicate with clients. Most initial consultations are conducted by telephone and are usually free.

Bill is a trial lawyer who has represented plaintiff personal injury claimants, insurance company defendants, and an occasional alleged felon. He believes that the middle class in America is the forgotten class, and his office strives to provide superior legal services at reasonable and affordable rates. Bill has three times been awarded the New Orleans Pro Bono Project’s Distinguished Service Award for his representation of indigent consumers, and in 2017 he was honored with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Bill was appointed Louisiana State Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and served in that position for nine years.

He has also served as an officer of the LSBA’s Consumer Law Section and as a member of the Legislation Committee. He is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association), the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, and the New Orleans and Jefferson Parish Bar Associations.

Bill has taught at numerous Continuing Legal Education programs sponsored by the LSBA, the Loyola University School of Law, the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, the LAFJ, and the Jefferson Bar Association. At the national level, he has lectured on legislative lobbying and homestead exemption reform at NACBA’s national convention in Los Angeles and on the debt settlement industry at NACBA’s national attorney workshop in Amelia Island.

Education
Tulane University
Juris Doctor (1973)
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Professional Experience
Attorney at Law in private practice
Current
New Orleans Pro Bono Project Volunteer
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Defending Homeownership
Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual
Speaking Engagements
Practical Bankruptcy for Trial Lawyers, 2023 CLE a la Carte, Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans
Louisiana Association for Justice
What every personal injury lawyer should know about dealing with a defendant that files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and with a plaintiff client who needs to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Awards
Distinguished Service Award
New Orelans Pro Bono Project
Worked with the New Orleans Pro Bono Project in developing the "Collection Defense Project" to help consumers avoid filing bankruptcy after Hurricane Katrina.
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
Member
Current
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National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
Member
Current
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Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ)
Member
Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association Consumer Protection Section
Officer
Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association Legislation Committee
Past Member
Current
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Louisiana State Bar Association  # 4031
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Two offices, eastbank and westbank, with convenient free off-street parking.
Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Elder Law
Foreclosure Defense
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Lawsuit Questions Answered
Contact & Map
Westbank Office
2550 Belle Chasse Hwy
Suite 215
Gretna, LA 70053
Telephone: (504) 309-3304
Fax: (504) 309-3306
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Eastbank Office
3232 Edenborn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
Telephone: (504) 309-3304
Fax: (504) 309-3306
Notice: By appointment.