SB Magazine 2010 Top Attorneys

Woody Nesbitt Best Shreveport Lawyer 2010
“The ultimate reward in either private practice or public service is helping people with their problems and, hopefully positioning them to get on with their lives”, said Woody Nesbitt. “The legal system should help the people it serves. I try to make that happen.”

Nesbitt gives unique and personalized attention to his clients with ease of communication. Each client has a direct e-mail, a 24/7 two-minute per call voicemail and a 24/7 answering service number. “Phone calls are often returned within minutes,” Nesbitt said. “I and my chief paralegal are text messaged and e-mailed instantly at several locations within seconds of a message or call. My main rule is ‘we call back.'”

In his eight consecutive years as a District Judge in Caddo Parish Family Court, Nesbitt handled thousands of cases. He was honored during his judgeship to be called upon to lecture and instruct lawyers, judges and law enforcement. Nesbitt wrote papers and articles on the practice of family law.

Extensive experience as a felony prosecutor taught Nesbitt how to “prove a case” in the courtroom. His philosophy remains: Do everything possible to keep a client out of litigation by reasonable and certain resolution of a dispute, but if litigation is unavoidable, go into the courtroom to win.

“The reality is, litigation is somewhat like war with a few rules,” Nesbitt said. “But in the end, it is usually destructive in significant degrees of the mind, body, soul, spirit and finances of both litigants, whether or not either believes they are ‘the winner'”.