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Zara was awarded an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both ability & ethical standards by peers. Less than 5% of women lawyers have been recognized with an AV Preeminent rating.

Zara Zeringue
Attorney, Founder


Family Law Section, Chair, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2019 to Present

AWARDS
“AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Professional Associations and Memberships

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association
22nd Judicial District Inn American Inn of Court Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Professional Women of St. Tammany
Louisiana State Bar Association

ADMISSIONS
Admitted, Louisiana United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

EDUCATION
Newcomb College of Tulane University, cum laude, 1990
Major: English Honors

Tulane University School of Law, 1993
Honors: Certificate in Environmental Law Honors Tulane Environmental Law Clinic

VOLUNTEER
Chancellor for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Mandeville, LA 

Our Team

Eliska Estopinal-Juárez

Associate Attorney

Soy un abogado bilingüe español y inglés.

Eliska has been an attorney in Louisiana for over 11 years. She attended law school at night at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge and Graduated Cum Laude in December 2009. She studied abroad during undergraduate school and lived in Spain from 2000-2001. She is completely fluent in the Spanish Language. Experience in Personal Injury, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Juvenile and Criminal matters. She was a contract attorney with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, LLC – as a children’s attorney and has specialized in that area for 8 years.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
22nd Judicial District Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association 

ADMISSIONS
Admitted, Louisiana

EDUCATION
Southern University Law Center, 2009 

University of New Orleans,
Psychology Degree, 1999 
Spanish Degree, 2002 


Kathleen Legendre

Associate Attorney

Kathleen initiated her legal career in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2006. Over the course of the next fifteen years, she assisted courts, civil legal aid, and domestic violence programs maximize their services to clients within their community as an Outreach Coordinator for the Louisiana Bar Foundation. As the Managing Attorney for The Pro Bono Project of New Orleans, she represented foster children in Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court, developed self-represented materials with the 24th Judicial District Court and Orleans Civil District Court, and coordinated volunteer attorneys for case matters.  For Zeringue & Associates, Kathleen assists the firm with all areas of our practice.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
22nd Judicial District Bar Association
Jefferson Parish Bar Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts  
Jefferson Parish Democratic Executive Committee, Dist. V
Executive Board Member, Louisiana Fair Housing Center

ADMISSIONS
Admitted, Louisiana

EDUCATION 
Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU
Juris Doctor and Bachelor in Civil Law, 2006

Mount Holyoke College, 1997
Major: English 


Margie Kingsbery

Legal Assistant

Margie assists our firm with summarizing, drafting, and finalizing legal documents for our clients.  From investigating facts to legal document drafting, she is an essential part of every case's success.  She has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal.    


McKenzie Howell 

Office Assistant

McKenzie is responsible for keeping the office supplied and organized.  She assists with client intake services, preparing legal documents for staff attorneys, and filing matters with the court.  She is currently studying at University of New Orleans where she is pursuing a degree in Political Science.