Duval Law Firm Announces New Partner and New Associate

The law firm of Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Richard and Watkins in Houma, Louisiana, is pleased to announce that attorney Rachel South Boquet is now a partner in the firm, and attorney April Trahan has joined the firm as an associate.


A life-long Houma resident and attorney for over 15 years, Boquet specializes in estate planning, successions, special needs trusts, and continuing tutorships for individuals and families. She has been with the Duval firm since 2017 and also supports its general civil practice. Boquet is member of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Locally, she is a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Houma, a committee member of Bayou Community Foundation, and an active volunteer for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and St. Matthew’s Episcopal School.


Trahan is an associate in the Duval law firm’s litigation section. She is also a life-long resident of Houma and a graduate of Nicholls State University in Government. Trahan earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and during law school, served as a judicial intern for Justice John Weimer, Louisiana Supreme Court, and Judge Elizabeth Lanier, Workers Compensation District 9. She also served as the Online Editor of the Loyola Law Review.


“In the two years she has been with us, Rachel’s expertise in estate planning and successions has been a tremendous asset to our firm and to our clients. We are delighted to announce her as partner. Likewise, April joins the firm with valuable experience in local business and state courts that greatly benefit the clients we serve in general litigation. It is a pleasure to welcome April to the firm,” says partner Berwick Duval.


More information about these attorneys and the firm’s areas of practice can be found at www.duvallawfirm.com.