Our Practice

Practice Areas


  • Criminal
  • Personal Injury
  • Adoptions
  • Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Support, Partition 

Our Approach


At the Law Office of Barbara Watzke we bring the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

A Team in Your Corner


Every morning, our legal team has a meeting to discuss our cases. This means that no matter who you go with in our firm, the expertise of the whole team weighs in on your case. 

Legacy of Success


Law Firm has been working together for 30 years and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Check out our success stories, and then schedule your free phone consultation today.



Our Team


Barbara Watzke


Barbara Arnold Watzke was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing before attending Loyola University School of Law (now known as Loyola University New Orleans College of Law) where she graduated with a Juris Doctor. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana the same year and has practiced in St. Tammany and surrounding Parishes since that time.

Mrs. Watzke is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before all state courts in Louisiana as well as the United States District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts, and the United States Court of Appeal, Fifth District.  Mrs. Watzke is married to Leon L. Watzke, Jr. They have three children, Caitlin, Michael and Jennifer and have lived on the Northshore in Slidell, Louisiana, since 1989. She is actively involved in charitable, community and civic organizations. Mrs. Watzke is particularly strong in personal injury law  as she is a former registered nurse. She strives to provide the highest quality legal services and timely communication with her clients.