Randy J. Fuerst

Randy J. Fuerst

Attorney
Location:
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Phone:
337-436-3332
Fax:
337-491-6888
Email:

Randy, is a past Chairman of the Family Courts Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association Family Courts Committee.  He assisted in bringing a system of Family Courts to the State of Louisiana, which focuses on the needs of the families and children with the support and social services necessary to assist these children and families.  He was appointed to Chair the Supreme Court Committee on Unified Rules in an effort to promulgate a set of Family Court and Juvenile Rules, which would support the structure of the Family Court system, and also meet the unique needs of these families and children in crisis in Family Court.  Randy received the Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Award in 1998, and has been a guest lecturer at McNeese State University, Louisiana State University Law School, Loyola Law School, American Bar Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts CLE Seminars.  He has served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary, and Treasurer of the Louisiana State Bar Association Family Law Section.  He served as a member of the CLE Committee of the Family Law Specialization Board. He was a Co-Founder of the Whistle Stop Supervised Visitation Center.  He currently serves on the 14th Judicial District Court Family Court Rules Committee. 

Randy was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 8, 1953.  He has three children Leah, Rachel, and Jonathan. He is an active member of Temple Sinai. He enjoys the arts, travel, golf and gardening.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1983

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Washington University
    • B.A. - 1978

Published Works

  • “Co-Parenting Plan Alternative” , Louisiana State Bar Association Family Law News

Honors and Awards

  • United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Volunteer of the Year, 1997
  • Citizen Award for McNeese University Banners Series from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2011
  • the Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 1998
  • Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year , 2004 - 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Calcasieu Parish Bar Association
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association , Family Law Committee, Chairman, 1994-1995
  • Louisiana State Bar Association , Chairman, 2001, 2015 – 2016
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chairman
  • Past Legal Specialization Family Law Commission
  • Family Law Continuing Legal Education , Lecturer, 1997
  • Louisiana Family Courts in the 21st Century, Chairman, 1996
  • American Bar Association , Family Courts Committee, Co-Chairman
  • Family Law Advisory Commission for Family Legal Specialization
  • Southwest Louisiana Legal Services , Executive Board Chairman, 1994
  • LSBA Committee to Evaluate Implementation of Unified Family Courts, Chair, 1999-2004
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Committee for Uniform Family Court Rule, Chair 2002-2008
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Family Law Conference , Co-Chairman, March 2013
  • 14th Judicial District Court Family Court Rules Committee
  • Whistle Stop Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center , Founding Board Member
  • McNeese University Banners Committee , Member, 2000 - 2014
  • Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles , President, 2016 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America , Board of Directors , 2011 - 2012
  • Temple Sinai, President, 2008 - 2012
  • Governor’s Environmental Task Force , 1990 - 1994
  • United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Board of Directors, Allocations

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity