Louis J. Cosenza is a Family Law Specialist who is certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He is one of eleven family law specialists with offices in Baton Rouge and the only board-certified specialist with an office in Ascension Parish. In his 43 years as a lawyer, Mr. Cosenza has had experience as a skilled litigator in diverse areas including tort law, medical malpractice, lawyer disciplinary proceedings, criminal defense and prosecution. He has practiced in state and federal district and appellate courts and before military Courts Martial.

A native of New Orleans, Louis evacuated after Hurricane Katrina and decided to settle in Gonzales, Louisiana. He established a new practice devoted exclusively to family law cases with an emphasis on divorce and the division of marital property, including high net value divorces.

Louis is married with four children and five grandchildren. He is an avid baseball fan, whose favorite likes are good food, classical music and jazz, the New Orleans Saints and the New York Yankees. Someday he hopes to get back on the golf course where he spent many hours as a young attorney.

Mr. Cosenza has 40 years experience as a practicing attorney. He works hard for his clients. His experience and perseverance will help you get through this difficult time in your life.


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law - J.D. - 1977
  • Loyola University - B.A. - 1974

What Our Clients Say

I hired Louis to represent me in my custody battle. From the start he was upfront and honest with me, if he said he was going to do something he did it and he never attempted to settle for anything less than what I was asking. He was not afraid to go head to head with opposing counsel which is what...


I had no idea how to even look for an attorney when I found myself needing one. Mr. Cosenza is the best attorney I have encountered, and I took a lot of time finding one. He is brilliant in matters of the law. He approached my case from every angle. I am so thankful he was my attorney. I started out...


My journey with Mr. Cosenza began nearly 3 years ago when I contacted him about divorce proceedings. During our initial consultation he told me exactly what to expect and we discussed cost, which I thought reasonable. After retaining him as my attorney and finalizing my divorce, things became fairly...


Working with Louis Cosenza truly helped to make my very difficult emotional and legal situation feel much more comfortable as I knew his experience and expertise was there to support and guide me. He knows the law and he does his very best to use that knowledge to represent his clients in and out of...


I would like to start by saying I am from TX and my ex wife tried to file a judgment in LA. I contacted a number of lawyers that explained to me that this maybe a process that they could look into. I spoke with Mr. Cosenza with his 30 plus year of experience and he assured me this was not going to...


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