Amber L. Cain
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  • Attorney

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Phone:

Fax:

504-208-3607

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Born in Metairie, Amber lived the majority of her life in the Shreveport-Bossier area. After graduating from Loyola College Prep in 2005, she headed off to Jackson, MS to attend Millsaps College where she majored in Religious Studies, minored in Psychology, and was a Lilly Fellow. As a Lilly Fellow, she completed an externship at Mississippi Families for Kids, a fellowship at the Hinds County District Attorney's Office, and a leadership project at Matt's House Emergency Shelter for Women and Children. Amber graduated from Millsaps magna cum laude in 2009 and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Eager to gain the tools to make a difference, in 2009, Amber began law school at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. During her law school career she completed a summer clerkship at the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General in the Criminal Appellate Division, an externship at the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office in the Domestic Violence Section, and an externship at the Baton Rouge Battered Women's Program in the Legal Services Component. She also worked as a law clerk at Akers & Wisbar and participated as a Certified Student Attorney in the LSU Juvenile Defense Clinic.

Amber graduated from law school in May of 2012, she sat for the Louisiana State Bar Exam in July of 2012, and she was sworn in to practice in October of 2012. Her desire is to serve the Louisiana community as an advocate for families, children, and victims of abuse. She enjoys doing adoptions, estate planning, family law, protective orders, and successions.

Amber currently resides in New Orleans with her husband, Chris, and is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association, the Junior League of New Orleans, New Orleans Young Professionals Group, and Power of Women. She currently serves on both the Children's Law Committee and the Public Access and Consumer Protection Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association, as well as the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Council on Aging. She enjoys cooking, reading, shopping, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Annabelle.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law 75%

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2012

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D./D.C.L. (Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Civil Law) - 2012
    • Honors: Pro Bono Service Exceeding 50 Hours
  • Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: President's List
    • Honors: Phi Eta Sigma; Freshman Honorary
    • Honors: Eta Sigma Phi; Classics Honorary
    • Honors: Psi Chi; Psychology Honorary
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Religious Studies
    • Minor: Psychology & Lilly Fellows

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association, Member, 2012 to Present
  • 21st Judicial District Court Bar Association, Past: Secretary-Treasurer & Vice-President Current: Member, 2013 to Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Jefferson Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Young Leadership Council, Member, 2016 to Present
  • New Orleans Young Professionals Group, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Power of Women, Member, 2018 to Present
  • New Orleans Council on Aging, Board Member, 2018 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Brett K. Duncan & Co., Associate Attorney, 2013 to 2016
  • Conroy Law Firm, PLC, Contract Attorney, 2012
  • Akers & Wisbar, LLC, Law Clerk, 2011 to 2012
  • LSU Law Juvenile Defense Clinic, Certified Student Attorney, 2012
  • Baton Rouge Battered Women’s Program, Legal Extern, 2011
  • East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office, Extern, Domestic Violence Section, 2010
  • Office of the Louisiana Attorney General, Law Clerk, Criminal Appellate Division, 2010

Ancillary Businesses

  • Brett K. Duncan & Co., Associate Attorney, 2013 to 2016
  • Conroy Law Firm, PLC, Contract Attorney, 2012
  • Akers & Wisbar, LLC, Law Clerk, 2011 to 2012
  • LSU Law Juvenile Defense Clinic, Certified Student Attorney, 2012
  • Baton Rouge Battered Women’s Program, Legal Extern, 2011
  • East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office, Extern, Domestic Violence Section, 2010
  • Office of the Louisiana Attorney General, Law Clerk, Criminal Appellate Division, 2010

Languages

  • English