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A good lawyer: Part 1 of people every dude needs in his/her life

The first person you need in your life is a loving partner you trust and who trusts you. Let’s just get that out of the way. That’s numero uno, tops, end-all-be-all the person you need in your life.

So, with that out of the way, I’d just like to spend the next few weeks talking about those professional people every dude needs in his or her life.

The first is a good lawyer. Jokes aside. It’s easy to pick on our neighbors who took up the books of jurisprudence as a profession. Some of them deserve that scorn. But an honorable and trust-worthy lawyer is one of the most important people you need in your life.

Judge Sherb Sentell has been my advocate numerous times in life. I’ve had the misfortune of being on the end of a few shady businesspeople practices in the past. From local shysters to a huge corporation with hundreds of lawyers on retainer, I’ve had to go to court with the dishonest and greedy of all calibers. Judge Sentell has been, without a doubt, one of the most important people in my life.

I have only posted one Google review in my life. It was for this man and his law firm. I don’t think a lot of people realize that Judge Sherb Sentell still practices law and has regular clients. My wife and I are two. Here’s my review for Sentell Law Firm.

Sherb has helped me several times and is the only person I would trust to do so again. I have known Sherb for more than 20 years, and in that time, he has only ever struck me as professional, kind, and extremely attentive to detail. My wife and I have had to use his law firm a few times over the years during difficult times. We have had to file suit against a few businesses and even a large corporation. Sherb has doggedly worked on each of these cases and has won all of them.

He has also helped navigate the complicated process following the death of my father and dividing assets. All of these things would have left me lost and out of luck. The legal system is so complex and can leave you in trouble even if you are in the right. That’s why it is so important to have someone you can rely on to be your advocate. There is only one person I would ever trust to help me and my family in legal matters. And that is Sherb Sentell and Sentell Law Firm.

(Josh Beavers is an award-winning writer and author. He has earned more than 40 individual writing awards and is syndicated in 12 North Louisiana news journals. The Louisiana Press Association has recognized him five times for excellence in opinion writing, and he has earned numerous Best Investigative Reporting Awards and Freedom of Information Awards for exposure of governmental corruption in Webster Parish.)