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Gretna Divorce Lawyer Barbara Volk Madere

Barbara Volk Madere, Of Counsel

bmadereBarbara was born and raised in New York. After graduation from Molloy College, with honors in History, she came to New Orleans to attend Loyola Law School. Upon graduation from Loyola, she decided to remain in New Orleans and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1979. Barbara is a Louisiana Board-Certified Family Law Specialist with more than three decades of experience. She is particularly proud of her work representing the interest of abused and neglected children in juvenile court which began in 1979. In the early 1980’s Barbara started to work as a court liaison to Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court for the Department of Children & Family Services, which was the Office of Community Services, OCS, at that time. Over the years she has obtained specialized education for attorneys in matters concerning domestic abuse, representation of children, working with mental health professionals and recognizing mental health issues which impact family law representation. Barbara’s specialized talents are truly an asset to the people of Louisiana.


  • Loyola Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Juris Doctor – 1978
  • Molloy College
    BA – 1974

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Louisiana Board Certified Family Law Specialist since 1997

Special Training

  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Child Custody Mediator

Honors and Awards

  • Louisiana Life Magazine Super Lawyers top family lawyers since 2008
  • Louisiana Bar Association Fellow

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Association for Women Attorneys