Areas of Practice
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1970; Order of the Coif; Tulane Law Review
  • Chestnut Hill College, B.A., 1967
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1970
Court Admissions
  • E.D. La., 1970
Janice Foster
Special Counsel
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8168 tel
504.589.8168 fax

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Janice Foster has practiced law for more than 30 years and focuses predominantly on estate planning and estate administration. She advises clients on the preparation of wills, marital trusts, exemption trusts, life insurance trusts, powers of attorney, and charitable gifts. In estate administration, Ms. Foster is experienced in valuing assets, preparing and handling the audits of estate tax returns, and negotiating settlements. She also assists clients with tutorships and interdictions.

In 2007, New Orleans CityBusiness honored Ms. Foster as a member of its third annual class of 50 Leadership in Law honorees. The honor was bestowed in recognition of success in legal practice, contributions to the community, and impact on New Orleans' legal industry. She was also recognized in 2007 as a Young Leadership Council Role Model, a designation conferred on individuals in the New Orleans community who promote a positive attitude, display vigorous community leadership, and excel in their respective professional fields.

In her community, Ms. Foster serves on the Board of Trustees and was the former Chairman of Baptist Community Ministries. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the School Leadership Center. Ms. Foster has also previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, and the Board of Trustees of Xavier University.


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009 "Top Lawyer" in New Orleans Magazine
  • 2007 Young Leadership Council Role Model
  • 2007 recipient of New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award
  • 1996 recipient of Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award
  • 1984 recipient of Monte M. Lemann Award (for contribution to Louisiana Civil Service System)




  • Baptist Community Ministries (Board of Trustees; Chairman, 2006–2008)
  • Board of Liquidation, City Debt, New Orleans (1979–1999)
  • Greater New Orleans Foundation (Board of Trustees, 1993–2000)
  • Louis A. Martinet Society
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member, Section of Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Law)
  • Louisiana State University (Board of Supervisors, 1991–1996)
  • National Bar Association
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council
  • School Leadership Center (Chair, Board of Trustees)
  • Xavier University (Board of Trustees, 1996–2002; Chairperson, 2000–2001)