R. J. Fonseca, Jr
Mr. Fonseca was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following his service with the United States Marine Corps (1991-’94), Mr. Fonseca attended the University of California, Davis, where in graduated, cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1997. Mr. Fonseca received his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University School of Law School in 2000, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. Upon admittance to the Louisiana Bar in 2000 and completion of a judicial clerkship with the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Mr. Fonseca entered private practice in 2001, founding his law firm and launching Standard Title, LLC.
Mr. Fonseca’s professional experience and expertise extends to the firm’s transactional and litigation practice. Since 2001, Mr. Fonseca has represented individuals and businesses in all related matters involving real property, construction, land development, secured financing, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Fonseca takes an active role in assisting clients’ estate planning, succession and probate proceedings, to include succession litigation and the representation in such actions. Mr. Fonseca also serves as general counsel for numerous businesses and organizations, assisting with corporate governance and related matters, and routinely engages in commercial litigation and general civil litigation to best serve his clients’ interests.
Mr. Fonseca is a member of both the American Land Title Association and Louisiana Land Title Association. Mr. Fonseca is also a member of the Louisiana State, Lafayette, and SWLA Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and local jurisdictions and the U.S. District Court (Eastern, Western, and Middle districts of Louisiana).
Sean M. Stockstill
Mr. Stockstill graduated from Louisiana State University (B.A. 2005) and Louisiana State University Law Center (J.D./D.C.L. 2009). Admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2009. Mr. Stockstill’s primary focus is within the firm’s litigation practice, with a concentration on personal injury, products liability, family law, successions, contract disputes and collections. Experienced litigator in both state and federal courts. Also has extensive practice in transactional matters, including estate planning and the drafting of wills, trusts, pre-nuptial agreements, business contracts, and residential and commercial leases. Member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, the Lafayette Bar Association, the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association and the Paula K. Woodruff Family Law Section of the Lafayette Bar Association.
J. J. Fletcher
Mr. Fletcher graduated from Wiley College (B.S., 2003, cum laude), Loyola University New Orleans College of Law School (J.D., 2007, magna cum laude), and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2007. Mr. Fletcher practices in the area of general business, with an emphasis on corporate law, employment law, the formation and restructuring of business entities, corporate finance, secured transactions, and corporate and commercial litigation, employment litigation, particularly the defense of harassment and discrimination claims, wage payment claims, and non-compete agreements. Mr. Fletcher has extensive experience in the practice of health care law.
Kevin G. Carter
Mr. Carter graduated from Louisiana State University (B.S. 2010) and from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (J.D. 2014), where he interned for the Honorable Greg Gerard Guidry, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Prior to joining Standard Law, Mr. Carter served as in-house counsel for an oilfield service company and managed its commercial property holdings. Mr. Carter practices in the firm’ transactional section, where he focuses on real estate, title examination, succession administration and probate, and commercial and business related matters.
In his personal life, Mr. Carter loves spending time with his wife, Lauren, and their twin daughters, Collins and Claire. He also enjoys doing anything outdoors—hunting, fishing, golfing.
Strategic Development, Consultant, Government Relations
Ms. Bernhardt graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (B.A. 2010, Political Science/French), where she was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society. Ms. Bernhardt earned her Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law Center in 2016. Prior to joining Standard Law, Ms. Bernhardt served as the Business Manager for Standard Title, LLC, and worked in the energy sector, as president of a company with exploration projects and mineral assets across the Gulf-South. Ms. Bernhardt’s personal and professional experience in real estate investment projects, government relations, entrepreneurial pursuits, and community involvement are highly valued by our clients.
Outside of work Ms. Bernhardt enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, playing golf, volunteering, art, and community and political activism. Ms. Bernhardt serves on the Board of Directors for the Acadiana Center for the Arts, the Advisory Board for the ABC Fund, the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families, and is a member of the Junior League of Lafayette.