Frank P. Tranchina, Jr.

Frank P. Tranchina, Jr.


Tranchina & Mansfield, LLC

Recognized since 1997

Covington, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Family Law

Family Law Arbitration

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Family Law
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Frank P. Tranchina, Jr., is a partner in the law firm of Tranchina & Mansfield, L.L.C. He received his law degree from Loyola University School of Law in 1979. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization and is also licensed in the State of California. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a past chairman of the Family Law sections of the Louisiana State and Jefferson Bar Associations as well as co-chair of the board certification committee for family law practitioners when first introduced to Louisiana. In addition, Mr. Tranchina has been a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences throughout Louisiana. Since 1995, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been identified in Who's Who in American Law since 2000. In 2007, he was inducted into the Academy of Court Appointed Masters. He has also been listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine since its first publication in 2007 and in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine since 2015.Mr. Tranchina was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to the Family Court Rules Committee selected to recommend uniform rules for Family and Domestic Relations Court across the State of Louisiana. He frequently acts as Special Master on complex community property cases and has been appointed by family court judges as an expert witness. In 2014, he was qualified in the Los Angeles Superior Court as an expert on Louisiana law and testified regarding the validity of a transsexual marriage that took place in Louisiana. In 2016, he was also qualified in the Circuit Court of Prince William County, State of Virginia, as an expert in Louisiana Community Property. Mr. Tranchina served as a member of the Marriage - Persons Committee for the Louisiana State Law Institute. Most recently, he has been inducted into the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He has also been named “2019 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law” by Best Lawyers in America.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 321 East Kirkland Street
    Covington, LA 70433

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans , Juris Doctor, graduated 1979
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.A. Accounting, graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1979

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Louisiana State Bar - Family Law; Negligence; Insurance Law
  • New Orleans Bar Association - Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Family Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law, New Orleans (2019)
  • Family Law, New Orleans (2016)
  • Family Law, New Orleans (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration

Special Master/Expert Appointments

Appointed by the following judges for either Special Master or expert court appointments:

24th Judicial District Court Kernan A. Hand, Walter Rothchild, Robert M. Murphy, Greg G. Guidry

Civil District Court Lloyd J. Medley, Jr., Paulette R. Irons, Madeleine A. Landrieu, Michael G. Bagneris, Bernadette G. D’Souza

22nd Judicial District Court William J. Knight, Patricia T. Hedges, Donald M. Fendlason, Martin E. Coady; Elaine W. DiMiceli, William J. Burris, Larry J. Green, Dawn Amacker, Mary Devereux

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Qualified as expert in Louisiana law in the trial of “Miller v. Angel”

Circuit Court of Prince William County, State of Virginia Qualified as expert in Louisiana law in the trial of “Sackin v. Sackin”

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