James D. Bayard was born and raised in Lafayette and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2002. In 2006, he earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, where he was an editor of the Loyola Law Review. He has been practicing at Onebane Law Firm since 2006 and has achieved the high honor of being recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Family Law in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
James primarily focuses on Family Law, which includes contested and uncontested divorces and all related proceedings, including custody/visitation, child support, spousal support, and community property settlements and partitions. In addition to Family Law, he also practices in the areas of Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation and Insurers Defense.
Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf and spending quality time with his wife, Caroline, and their dog, Beau. He and Caroline are huge ULL fans.