Michael Scott Ogden

Michael Scott Ogden

Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden
  • Family Law, Divorce, Probate ...
  • Louisiana
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Scott was recently selected as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star, awarded to 2.5% of attorneys under 40. He was selected for the 2016 and 2017 “Top 10 under 40” award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Louisiana “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for client satisfaction. He was also named as a Louisiana top 10 Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine for 2017.

Scott graduated cum laude from the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law center in 2015. During law school, Scott prepared for a career in litigation by staying very involved in trial advocacy. He won LSU Law’s Ira S. Flory Trial Advocacy competition in 2014 and was awarded top oralist in the final round. He also traveled to Tampa, Florida for the National Pre-Trial Competition, as well as to Dallas, Texas for the ABA’s Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy competition. During his 6 semesters at LSU Law, Scott was a Chancellor’s scholar (top 25%) four semesters, and a Paul M. Hebert Scholar (top 10%) twice. He was awarded the CALI award for the highest grade in Income Taxation and Bioethics Seminar. He was also a member of the LSU Law Trial Advocacy Board, the Student Bar Association, and a columnist for the Civilian. Ogden worked for the Honorable John deGravelles in the United States District Court. His experience also includes working for the law firms of Keogh, Cox and Wilson; deGravelles, Palmintier, Halthaus and Fruge; and for the Orleans Parish Public Defenders office, where he contributed over 400 pro bono hours. After law school, Scott left behind his hometown of Baton Rouge and relocated to Lake Charles to co-create and work as an LLC Member in Sudduth & Associates. Scott is currently a partner at Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, and works closely with Randy Fuerst and Jeffrey Carrier on all things family law.

Scott is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, and focuses primarily on family law, successions, estate planni

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (2015)
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
American Institute of Legal Advocates
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
State Bar Association  # 36610
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Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Websites & Blogs
Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden
Contact & Map
M. Scott Ogden Attorney at Law
130 W. Kirby St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Telephone: (337) 436-3332
Cell: (225) 205-9392