Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements and Shaddock LLP

Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements and Shaddock LLP

Founded in 1934, Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock is one of the oldest firms and is the largest law office in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Firm Overview

Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock has developed a reputation for effective, aggressive representation of its clients, 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.
Main Office
Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements and Shaddock LLP
One Lakeside Plaza, 4th Floor 127 West Broad Street
Lake Charles  LA  70601
  • (337) 493-7269
  • (337) 312-2927

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Languages Spoken
Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock represents clients in a variety of domestic and family law matters, both in and out of the courtroom.
With over 25 years of experience, Lee W. Boyer heads the firm's family law section. The firm has family court mediators, whose mediation efforts are employed to reach less adversarial, out-of-court agreements in family matters.


Child Support and Hearing Officer Determination
Creation of Co-Parenting Plans
Custody and Access of Children
Division of Community Property
Grandparent Visitation Rights
Modification of Visitation
Name Changes
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (for accessing the other parent's retirement accounts)
Relocation Cases
Spousal Support (formerly known as alimony)
Stepparent Adoptions and private adoptions


Thomason vs Thomason, 776 So2d 553 (3rd Cir. 2000)
Litton vs. Litton, 879 So2d 907 (3rd. Cir. 2004)
Findley vs. Findley, 937 So2d 912 (3rd Cir. 2004)
Comeaux vs. Comeaux, 7 So3d 110 (3rd Cir. 2009)

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

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.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Only attorneys with both distinguished academic backgrounds and professional expertise are affiliated with our firm.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The firm has developed a commitment to providing the highest quality, specialized legal services possible - and an effective response to every client's needs. As a firm, we are valued for our dedication to litigation, transactions, and knowledge of the law - as well as our dedication to quality, integrity and efficiency.

Lee W. Boyer

Lee was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on April 26, 1957. Lee is married to Jill Bice Boyer and is the father of two children. He enjoys saltwater fishing and hunting.

Practice Details:
Admitted to bar, 1984, Louisiana
Admitted to bar, 2001, Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Member Of:
Southwest LA Bar Association
LA State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association for the Western District of LA Southwest LA Title Examiners Roundtable
Notarial Committee for Calcasieu Parish (Chairman, 1998 and 2003)
The Texas State Bar Association and Southwest La. Family Law Section (Chairman, 2011)
  • Bar Number: 08688
  • Louisiana State University
    B.S. , 1979
  • Louisiana State University
    J.D. , 1983

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