Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink







Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink has been helping people through his practice of Louisiana law for over thirty years.  He 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 and visitation issues. In addition, he has wide practice experience in general civil litigation, presently advising clients on matters involving health care and health care regulation,    personal injury and insurance claims, property and boundary disputes, homeowner's association claims and defenses, landlord-tenant issues and wills and successions. 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 is the Chairman of the Family Law Section council, the Baton Rouge Bar Association where he served as past Chair of the Family Law Section, Law Day, 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 (twice) and Century Club awards (five times) for service to the Bar and for pro-bono services, respectively from the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, rated "Superb" on Avvo rating services and was recently awarded the "Clients Choice" award for 2018 from Avvo.  He has a five-star Client rating on   Jeff is happily married to the former Tamara Parker, and has two grown children. He is a member of Grace Life Fellowship.  He is an active Kiwanian, currently serving his second term on the Board for the Louisiana Mississippi West Tenn. District Foundation, Treasurer for the Past District Officers of Div. 8B, previously serving as Lt. Governor for Division 8B of that District (twice), and Past President of the Cortana Kiwanis club of Baton Rouge.  For fun, he likes to watch LSU football and baseball, hunt alligators, read and go on long walks with Tamara.

Areas of Practice

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

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


  • 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 Cases

  • Sanderford v. Neely, 2012 CA 1881, 2013, La. Ct. App. 1st Cir.
  • Nelson v. Land, 818 So.2d 91, 2001, La. Ct. App. 1st Cit.
  • H.J. Bergeron v. Parker, 964 So.2d 1075, 2007, La. Ct. App. 1st Cir.

Representative Clients

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


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

Honors and Awards

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center ATLA Moot Court Team

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro-Bono Activities

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


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