Board Certified Family Law Specialist
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Bradford H. Felder

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediation of Family Law Cases
  • Complex Community Property Partitions
  • Appellate Practice

Board Certifications and Specialties

  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • Qualified and Registered Family Law Mediator

Biography

Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Brad grew up in Hammond, Louisiana and graduated from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, Louisiana in 1988. In 1992, Brad earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1997, he received his Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University where he served as Articles Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi.

Brad Felder is an AV-rated board certified family law attorney admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and all Louisiana state courts. He is a member of the Louisiana State, the United States Fifth Circuit, Federal and Lafayette Bar Associations. Brad is a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, has served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and on the Louisiana Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Brad has been recognized numerous times by the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers as a Champion of Justice for his pro bono service in the Lafayette community and has been the recipient of the Century Award presented by the Louisiana Supreme Court for his service to the indigent.

Brad is married to the former Julie Koren Vaughn. They have a daughter, Koren, and reside in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D – 1997
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • LSU Law Center Hall of Fame, Inducted 1997
    • Louisiana Law Review, Articles Editor, 1996-1997
  • Vanderbilt University in Nashville
    • B.S. – 1992

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1997
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2003

Honors

  • Louisiana Super Lawyer, Family Law, Each Year Since 2014
  • Century Award, Louisiana Supreme Court, for Service to the Indigent
  • Outstanding Attorney, Lafayette Bar Association, for Service to the Indigent
  • Top Lawyers of Acadiana, Family Law, Acadiana Profile Magazine, Each Year Since 2014

Classes & Seminars

  • Family Law 101, Duhe Inn of Court, 2011

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana, Federal, U.S. Fifth Circuit, and Lafayette Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Advisory Commission, Member
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Member
  • John M. Duhe' Inn of Court, Former Member
  • Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Former Member
  • Louisiana Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Former Member