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Mary Hebert Holmes
“By listening to her clients’ goals, she provides them with commonsense and cost-effective legal assistance.” Attorney Holmes is an active member of the Louisiana Land Title Association (LLTA). She is a former member of the Board of Directors of LLTA and served on their legislative committee for many years. Her work on this committee involved preparing, editing, and presenting various legislation as it pertains to real estate and other business entities in Louisiana. Currently, she is serving as LLTA’s representative on the Louisiana Clerk’s Remote Access Authority Board, a developing statewide portal which provides data derivative from various parish Clerks of Court. Attorney Holmes is experienced in both residential and commercial real estate acquisitions and divestitures, having handled several multi-million dollar closings. Attorney Holmes is an active member of the Allen Parish community and earned the Kinder Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award for her work with area schools. She is also a former President of READ, a non-profit organization which battles adult illiteracy. She is also the Secretary / Treasurer of the Allen Parish Bar Association and serves on the House of Delegates for the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is married to Attorney Michael B. Holmes, and they have three children. When she is not practicing law, Attorney Holmes enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and running. During her 25 years in practice, Attorney Holmes has earned a reputation of being an excellent but always approachable lawyer. By listening to her clients’ goals, she provides them with commonsense and cost-effective legal assistance.
Michael B. Holmes
Attorney Michael B. Holmes graduated with his bachelor's degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University and completed graduate-level courses in the medical curriculum at the LSU Medical Center. He graduated in the top 15% of his class from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. During law school, he served as a member of the Louisiana Law Review, a legal journal that discusses comparative and civil law topics. Attorney Holmes passed the Louisiana Bar in 1993 and began working in Baton Rouge as a litigator with a large firm. He moved to Kinder, Louisiana in 1996 and assists clients with family law, Native American law and litigation matters, including negligence, premises liability, insurance, and workers' comp. In addition to Louisiana, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in Louisiana and the Coushatta Tribal Court. He is a member of the Allen Parish Bar Association, the Louisiana City Attorneys Association, the Coushatta Tribal Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association, and has served in its House of Delegates since 1996. He is an active member of the community, and has served as the president and currently as a member of the Kinder Chamber of Commerce and the Kinder Rotary Club. He is also the former chairman and current member of the Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development. He is married to Attorney Mary Hebert Holmes and they have three children. When he is not practicing law, Attorney Holmes enjoys history, nature hikes, and traveling. During more than 20 years in practice, he has gained a reputation as a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. Attorney Holmes, who is rated 7.0 Very Good by AVVO, is well-equipped to assist you with your legal matters.
Attorney Kevin Fontenot grew up in Basile, Louisiana. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from Northwestern State University. He graduated from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. During law school, he was awarded CALI awards for highest grade in Contracts as well as in Legal Research and Writing. Attorney Fontenot was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 2006. He believes that his personal background, growing up in a farming family in rural Evangeline Parish, allows him to bring a common sense approach to the practice of law, providing his clients with friendly yet passionate representation in every case. Attorney Fontenot’s diversified practice has focused mainly on Commercial and Industrial litigation. He has experience representing individuals, small businesses, and large industrial and commercial clients in complex civil litigation. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases, including Construction Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, Contractual Disputes, Product Liability Defense and Product Warranty and Redhibition matters. He has extensive experience in the area of Industrial Premise Liability Defense. He also represents financial institutions as well as commercial businesses in serious collection matters. Upon joining our firm, Attorney Fontenot began handling probate, estate planning and real estate matters. In addition to the Louisiana state courts, he is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in Louisiana. He is a former President of the Young Lawyers Section of the SWLA Bar Association and a former member of the Lake Charles Kiwanis Club. He was also a former Adjunct Professor in Business Law at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is married to Lynsay Fontenot and they have three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, including his closely knit extended family, and cooking traditional Cajun food. He is an avid supporter of his Alumni, the LSU Tigers, as well as the New Orleans Saints. Attorney Fontenot is a Parishioner at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Contact Hebert, Holmes & Bertrand to see how Attorney Kevin Fontenot can handle your litigation, probate, estate planning and real estate matters.
Marcia "Cody" Young
Marcia “Cody” Young brings over forty years of vast knowledge and experience to First Louisiana Title Company. She has maintained her notary public certification since 1979, and has been a practicing paralegal for as many years. She’s a valued asset of FLT, and contributes decades of on the job paralegal training with attorneys in the states of Wyoming, Texas, and Louisiana. Cody has twelve years of experience in Louisiana Real Estate law, giving her the ability to recognize, address and prepare both pre, and post-closing curative documentation that may be critical to the perfection of a real estate deed conveyance. She also brings twelve years of intensive experience working with title insurance underwriters to the table, as well as two years of experience in Louisiana residential abstracting.
Trish LaCour is our office administrator for First Louisiana Title Company and brings over thirteen years of legal experience to the table. She attended Coastal Carolina Community College, graduating in 2008 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science Paralegal Studies. A trained paralegal and experienced administrator, Mrs. LaCour oversees and assists with receipts, disbursements, and other administrative matters to ensure that your property transaction is handled promptly and professionally.
First Louisiana Title Company is an Authorized Title Producer Company. Our national underwriter is The Security Title. First Louisiana Title Company is fully compliant with the American Land Title Association’s Best Practices. FLT has been certified, trusted and audited by title insurance underwriters for more than 5 years.