Jennifer Moisant

Balfour Emonet Law Firm, LLC


BRBA: Tell us about your education. 

I attended high school at Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans.  Thereafter I attended University of New Orleans for undergrad.  In 2000, I moved to Baton Rouge to attend Southern University Law Center.

BRBA: Where are you from?

I am originally from New Orleans.  I’ve been in Baton Rouge for 19 years now.  I’ve grown to love Baton Rouge, but I’m glad I have the opportunity to live and practice so close to New Orleans where most of my family lives.


BRBA: Where and what type of law do you practice?

I have practiced personal injury on both the Plaintiff and Defense side, and Family Law.  My practice has consisted of mostly family for the last few years.


BRBA: Why did you want to become an attorney?

It’s something I always dreamed of.  I’m honestly not sure where it came from.  I was lucky enough to have a friend remind me of that dream at just the right time for me to make it happen.


BRBA: If you were not practicing law, what would be your alternate profession? 

I think if I wasn’t practicing law I’d be in the service industry again.  I did it for 10 years prior to becoming a lawyer and I think I’d go back to it if I wasn’t practicing law.


BRBA: What is one thing you wish you would have known before you went to law school?

I wish I would’ve known how much I could use a degree in psychiatry in dealing with clients.  The “Counselor” part of the practice is more involved than I had imagined.


BRBA: Are you involved with the BRBA? If so, how?

Yes, I have held every office with FLS and am currently a Member at Large of the BRBA Board.


BRBA: What motivated you to become involved with the BRBA?

I became involved in the last few years with BRBA, in an effort to help my colleagues in family law be heard.  I’ve stayed involved because I really enjoy the other active BRBA members.   It’s good to associate with attorneys outside of your field.  Everyone has something to contribute to my practice.


BRBA: What is your favorite BRBA activity or event?

I enjoy the luncheons, but I’m really looking forward to the 90th Anniversary Party this August!


BRBA: Are you involved with any other organizations or causes? 

I am currently the Treasurer for Council on Aging.  For the past 2 years I’ve been their chairperson.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Seniors.  They keep me young!   I also have a few more volunteer projects in the works, which I hope to be able to announce in the near future.


BRBA: What is the best piece of advice you have received?

I’ve received lots of great advice over the years.  Quite a bit of which came from my mentor, E. Wade Shows.  I can still hear him in my ear sometimes, guiding me.  I know he is missed throughout the BRBA.


BRBA: What are your leisure activities?

I like to walk / run, I like listening to crime podcasts and I love a wine dinner (does that count?).


BRBA: What is the last book that you read?

Gosh, I don’t recall the last book I read.  I am currently reading, All’s Fair:  Love, War and Running for President by Mary Matalin and James Carville.  So interesting to see how each side maneuvered during the Clinton campaign.


BRBA: Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I ran for student council president in high school.  Had to give a speech in front of the whole school.  I LOST.  I remind myself of that whenever I’m fearful.  That didn’t kill me and neither will sticking my neck out in pursuit of a new challenge or goal.

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