Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink

Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink

Of Counsel
Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:
225-282-0602
Fax:
877-443-9889
Email:

Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, and has practiced primarily family law for over twenty-five years. His practice includes complicated divorce and custody matters involving child support, spousal support and community property partitions, protection against family violence, adoptions and grandparent custody issues. In addition, he has wide practice experience in general civil litigation including personal injury and insurance claims, property and boudary disputes, homeowner's association claims and defenses, landlord-tenant issues and wills and succesions. Mr. Wittenbrink previously served as a Supervising Attorney at Capital Area Legal Services where he started and supervised the Battered Women's Section and supervised Rural Legal Services Delivery. Mr. Wittenbrink is admitted in all Louisiana state and federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association where he serves on the Family Law Section council, the Baton Rouge Bar Association where he served as past Chair of the Family Law Section, Education, and Membership committees and where he presently serves on the publications, pro-bono and law day committees. He is the previous recipient of the President's award and Century Club awards for pro-bono services from the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is rated BV-Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, rated "Excellent" on Avvo rating services and has a five-star Client rating on Lawyers.com.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Family Law
  • 10% Personal Injury/Insurance Claims
  • 5% Wills and Successions
  • 5% General Civil and Criminal Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Trusting to the Future-Special Needs Trusts, Special Parents Magazine, Spring, 2010

Representative Clients

  • Beaver Creek Homeowners Association
  • Stonegate Homeowner Association
  • Christina's Restaurant

Classes/Seminars

  • Hot Topics, LSBA, 2015 - Present
  • Adoption Basics for Pro Bono Attorneys, Baton Rouge Bar Assoc., 2013 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center ATLA Moot Court Team, 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 2011 - Present
  • National Coalition for Civil Right to Counsel, Member, 2007 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Rowe Law Firm, LLC, Family Law Specialist, 2007 - 2016
  • Capital Area Legal Services, Supervising Attorney, 2003 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Capital Area Legal Services, 2011 - Present
  • Pro Bono committee, BRBA, 1988 - Present