2020 TOP ATTORNEYS:
VISHNEFSKI LAW FIRM
Becky Vishnefski has had a diverse range of legal experience. She practiced labor and employment law with Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway for several years. She then served as a law clerk to the Honorable S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Eventually she opened her own practice as the owner of Castillo Law Firm, LLC, a bilingual firm which represented clients primarily in family law, criminal defense and immigration matters.
Before that, Ms. Vishnefski earned her undergraduate degree from LSUS in 1997. She received her law degree in 2000 from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she was the Articles Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. She also represented LSU on the 1999 National Moot Court Team. Admitted to practice in 2000, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Polozola, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
In 2012, Ms. Vishnefski experienced some serious issues in her personal life. As a result, she went on inactive status in order to concentrate on her health. She did not initially intend to return to the practice of law, but she always said that if she ever felt that returning to practice was what God wanted her to do, then she would try to listen. Eventually, that is exactly what happened. Events in her life unfolded in such a way that she had no doubt that it was time for her to return to the courtroom.
Ms. Vishnefski now concentrates almost exclusively on family law matters. A smaller, more focused practice allows her to provide each client with personalized attention. Today, she truly feels like she is helping people and making a difference in their lives. Whether she is helping a client to escape from abuse or to fight for custody of their children, Ms. Vishnefski is a zealous advocate. She believes that she is finally doing the work that she was meant to do, and for that she is extremely grateful.
Ms. Vishnefski lives in Bossier City with her husband David, who is a detective with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. They enjoy spending time with their six dogs: four yorkies and two rescues. Ms. Vishnefski’s son, Patrick Castillo, lives in Shreveport and works for a local IT company. Ms. Vishnefski participates in local triathlon and cycling clubs and is also an active member of the recovery community.
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