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Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, L.L.P.

Founded in 1934, Stockwell Sievert is the largest law firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana recognized for its high professional standards and ethics in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The firm provides legal services to individuals and to businesses of every size, in most areas of litigation and in all kinds of personal and business law transactions, including those in industry, healthcare law, insurance law, construction law and real estate law. Several of our members are listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and the Louisiana Super Lawyers, both annual peer review listings of outstanding lawyers.

The firm's motto is "Continuing a Tradition of Excellence". This

statement refers to what characteristics set the firm apart from most law firms located in Southwest Louisiana, which include three things: (1) Our commitment to remaining a general, full-service law firm, with the experience to assist our clients with most any kinds of legal issues they may encounter, while acknowledging the occasional need for referral of certain matters to a specialist; (2) The long term stability of the firm, based on solid internal relationships combined with long term client relationships; and (3) The extent to which we value and retain the services of our senior attorneys, who continue to practice with the firm for an average of 40-50 years or more, which allows our firm to provide sage advice to clients based on a remarkable level of actual experience.

As the largest and one of the oldest firms based in Southwest Louisiana, the firm now includes 29 attorneys and more than 40 staff members, all of whom take pride in providing the best possible client service.

In 1934, Vance Plauche and Oliver Stockwell began their partnership that evolved into what is now the law firm Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, L.L.P. Plauche received his law degree from Loyola University in 1918. After serving overseas in World War I, Plauche was admitted to the State Bar Association and began his practice in Lake Charles. Before beginning the partnership, Plauche served as City Attorney from 1928-32, and became district counsel for the Home Owners' Loan Corporation in 1933. Stockwell was valedictorian of the 1932 graduating class of LSU Law School, where he served on the Law Review. That year he moved to Lake Charles and began his practice. In 1933 he served as the founding President of the Young Men's Business Club.


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