Skilled Southeastern Louisiana attorney also helps individuals with end of life planning

Since 1973, Bill Cherbonnier has successfully defended individuals and small businesses in debt collection lawsuits and foreclosure actions and provided knowledgeable guidance in bankruptcy proceedings. Our hardworking attorney is dedicated to protecting the interests of clients in New Orleans and throughout Southeastern Louisiana who are experiencing serious financial difficulties for various reasons. Our law firm also offers estate planning services.


Reputable Louisiana debt relief lawyer delivers top-quality legal services

Clients choose our attorney because he has earned a reputation of providing high-quality legal services over nearly five decades. He is well-known as:

  • A respected leader in the legal community — Attorney Bill Cherbonnier is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his high ethical standards and professional abilities.
  • An aggressive and effective litigator — If your case goes to trial, you can rely on our attorney to strongly stand up for your rights and interests as he seeks the best outcome possible.
  • A strategic legal advocate — Our attorney understands that no two cases are alike and employs legal solutions that are strategically targeted to resolving each unique matter successfully.

When you choose our law firm, you will receive one-on-one guidance from a seasoned attorney with almost 50 years of legal experience.


Astute bankruptcy and estate planning attorney aids with a range of issues

  • Louisiana Successions & Probate

    As an attorney experienced handling estate planning matters, Mr. Cherbonnier drafts wills, helps clients create trusts and living wills and other advance directives, provides counsel on estate and gift tax planning and represents clients in succession litigation. 

  • Succession Litigation

    If you are involved in a succession dispute, or have concerns about the succession process, you can trust him for sound advice and diligent representation of your case. When disputes arise, they often require astute legal guidance to resolve. 

  • Foreclosure & Debt Defense

    Our attorney provides skilled collection lawsuit defense to clients being sued by creditors. We also offer collection intervention services to put a stop phone calls and other harassing communications by collection agencies.

  • Living Wills and Other Advance Directives

    Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to clearly articulate your preferences regarding lifesaving medical interventions. They can set forth instructions on various matters and come in several forms. Bill Cherbonnier Attorney At Law will take the time to discuss your options. 

  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning

    Through the strategic use of income- and asset-transfer devices, we work to help you take full advantage of all applicable tax credits, deductions, exemptions and elections. Serving clients and their families in the Gretna area and throughout Louisiana, we give careful thought and attention to each individual estate.

  • Consumer Law 

    Federal and state laws protect consumers against unfair debt collection practices. Bill Cherbonnier, has an in-depth understanding of consumer law that he employs to protect the rights of clients who are being targeted by aggressive and unlawful collection tactics. 

  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors to pay off a portion of their debts in installments over a three-to-five year period under a court-ordered repayment plan and have the remainder of their qualifying debt discharged.

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Sometimes situations beyond your control can profoundly impact your earning potential and lead to overwhelming debt. If you find yourself unable to pay your bills, you may want to consider filing for bankruptcy. At Bill Cherbonnier Attorney At Law, our lawyer represents clients in the Gretna area and throughout Louisiana who seek debt relief through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. 

  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Often referred to as “reorganization bankruptcy," Chapter 11 permits your business to operate while you pay creditors part of what you owe under a court-ordered payment plan. Our experienced attorney can help you file Chapter 11 quickly and efficiently. 

Contact a conscientious Gretna attorney for a free consultation

For almost five decades, Bill Cherbonnier has successfully represented Southeastern Louisiana individuals and small businesses in bankruptcy proceedings, debt collection lawsuits and foreclosure actions.

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    William (Bill) G. Cherbonnier

    Bill Cherbonnier Attorney At Law provides experienced and skillful legal service to clients throughout Jefferson and Orleans Parishes with a practice focused on business and consumer law, debt relief, bankruptcy and probate issues.     

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What Our Clients Have to Say

  • Bill called me on forth of July after I left a message on his website. He is more than extremely knowledgeable and he also cares abt veterans. This man is my hero of the year for sure. Great man.

    - Anonymous | 5 STAR
  • A highly qualified and professional attorney Mr. Cherbonnier

    The purpose of this review is to thank attorney Cherdonnier William for taking the time to review my case and being so gracious to discuss it further. During my conversations with Mr. Cherdonnier, he went above and beyond, which in my opinion is outstanding. Mr. Cherdonnier is a highly respected attorney in his field who can help you with any of your legal needs. Mr. Cherdonnier has been practicing law in Southeastern Louisiana since 1973. Furthermore, I would recommend Mr. Cherdonnier to my family and friends for any legal needs, and I am confident he would do the same for you. Thank you very much, Mr. Cherdonnier.

    Show More - Lisa Henderson | 5 STAR
  • Complex case quickly handled.

    Bill and his staff treated me with dignity. I had a mess with a partner and several properties. He showed me how to save the good ones and get rid of the distressed one. In one phone call he backed off my partners attorney and negotiated a settlement. Hire him. He is competent and a good guy to boot. R

    Show More - Richard | 5 STAR
  • Mr bill called me on the Fourth of July and gave me the best advice to proceed in getting my wrongful foreclosure sale set aside. I did exactly as he instructed and I got my house back. Thank me bill thanks for ur service as well true American hero.

    - Nicholas | 5 STAR
  • I contacted William Cherbonnier and he put my mind at ease within minutes. He is very confident and direct...which I look for in a lawyer. He knows his stuff and I felt so confident after speaking with him that I saved his number and will gladly give it to everyone I know. Great Lawyer in my opinion 

    Show More - Anonymous | 5 STAR

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Gretna Office


2550 Belle Chasse Highway,
Suite 215,
Gretna, Louisiana 70053



Metairie Office


3232 Edenborn Ave,
Metairie, Louisiana 70002