For anyone in need of legal representation in family or criminal cases, Samantha Ford is taking on new clients in Natchitoches Parish and other parishes in Louisiana.
Ms. Ford received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge after graduating from Northwestern State University with a degree in political science.
Ms. Ford didn’t always know she was going to practice law. She was working in the records division department for the Natchitoches City Police Department when she developed a passion for law and decided to turn her passion into reality.
After becoming admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 2006, Ms. Ford worked for Legal Services of North Louisiana in Natchitoches Parish for seven years where she primarily handled family law cases. After leaving the agency in 2013, Ms. Ford worked as a public defender representing numerous clients in misdemeanors, felonies, as well as child-in-need of care cases. When the time came to work for herself, Ms. Ford decided to start the Ford Law Firm.
Ms. Ford focuses her practice primarily on family and criminal law, although she handles other civil matters on occasion.
When it comes to domestic cases, Ms. Ford says, “I have a special affinity toward my clients,” “I hate to see parents being denied the right to see their children without compelling reasons to warrant such. Divorce and custody battles can be traumatic for everyone involved and children caught in the middle should have a right to a relationship with both parents unless there is physical or sexual abuse involved.”
When it comes to clients facing criminal charges, Ms. Ford suggests that clients employ competent counsel as soon as possible to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected and that their cases are not just “dragging” along in an often flawed criminal justice system. Ms. Ford further believes that in certain cases, incarceration is not always the answer, and that in many circumstances rehabilitation works.
Ms. Ford often offers payment plans for her clients because she understands how litigating cases can often be expensive.
Initial consultations are free.
“I know what it feels like to want someone to help you out during such a stressful situation,” she said. “You want a competent attorney who will listen to you and help you through each step. I like to form relationships with my clients so they feel they can trust me.”
Obtaining great results for her client’s is Ms. Ford’s number one goal, although she can never guarantee the final outcome for her clients in any case. However, her passion for fairness and justice lies in knowing at the end of the day that she’s done everything possible to fight for her client.
For more information call (318) 527-3968, email email@example.com, or reach out to the Ford Law Firm on Facebook.
Having had no experience with courts or the law, I was very nervous about hiring a lawyer for my divorce and custody suit. I don’t think I could’ve found anyone better than Samantha. Not only did she take care of my case, she took care of me. She was always available when I had a question or just needed a shoulder to cry on. But, make no mistake…she knew how to fight for me and my children. I truly felt like she cared about me as a person and not just a client.
– Bobbie Jo B.