Making The Complex

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Michelle R. Demarest-Sunseri

  • Director, Northshore office








Michelle Demarest has been practicing law in Louisiana since 1991, and she has focused on divorce, family law and elder law matters since 2001. A proven litigator and former partner in another prominent area law firm, Michelle is also a certified collaborative professional who has completed extensive mediation training. She appears on the WWL New Orleans radio show "All Things Legal" and has provided commentary on Garland Robinette's program as well.

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Michelle provides each client with clear, compassionate counsel and helps them target the least painful, most cost-effective solutions. She is an attorney well-equipped to handle divorce, custody and property disputes at any level of complexity. Among other honors, she was named among the Northshore's Best lawyers by Sophisticated Woman magazine in 2009 and holds a BV Distinguished* rating under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review system.

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Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Coving Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Jenkins & Demarest, LLC, 2005 to 2010
  • Favret, Demarest, & Russo, Associate


  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Delta Phi
As Heard on All Things Legal | WWL | AM870 | FM 105.3 | News | Talk | Sports
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