Rebecca Jacobs Hunter

Rebecca Jacobs Hunter

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Becky was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, graduating from Sam Houston High School as Valedictorian, and selected as the "Calcasieu Parish High School Student of the Year" for 1999. She attended Texas A&M University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, and graduating cum laude. While there, she served as the Texas A&M University Junior Class Vice President, the Texas A&M University Senior Class Vice President, and the Judicial Chair of the university's chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. She was also inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Society and the Order of Omega National Greek Honors Society.

Upon graduation in 2004, she was selected to be a White House intern in the Office of Presidential Advance, in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, she was hired as the Southwest Louisiana Regional Representative for United States Senator David Vitter, managing his office for the 5-parish area of Southwest Louisiana.

She graduated from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While there, she served as both the Executive Vice President, and, then President, of the Federalist Society. She also worked as a lobbying intern at the Louisiana Legislature, where she successfully lobbied for the passage of a $41.5 million state appropriation for the expansion and creation of federally qualified health centers, and Becky represented battered women in the East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court, as a student attorney. During her first summer in law school, she was also selected to study at Oxford University in Oxford, England, with the Moritz College of Law. After clerking for the 38th Judicial District Court, in Cameron, Becky became an Associate Attorney for The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C.

Becky served on the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association's Executive Council, as a board member in 2014 and 2015, and she is an officer of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association serving as Treasurer. In 2014, she was appointed by the President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association to serve as a board member of the private, non-profit corporation, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation, representing the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association on that board. Becky has served as the Secretary of the Family Law Section of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, since 2015. She served as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Criminal Justice Committee from 2013-2015. Since 2013, Becky has served as a board member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, as well as serving as the Chairman of that organization's annual philanthropic toy drive, "Holiday Helping Hands" in 2013 and in 2014. Becky was honored as the Bar Association's 2014 recipient of the "President's Award for Outstanding Service", for her work through the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.

She practices in the areas of both Family Law and Criminal Law, with a special focus in her law practice in Adoption Law.

In 2016 and 2017, Acadiana Profiles Magazine named Becky as one of the "Top Lawyers in Acadiana", in both Family Law and Criminal Defense.

Becky is married to Mayor of Lake Charles, Nic Hunter, who also owns Harlequin Steaks & Seafood. In 2017, they welcomed their first child.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Family Law
  • 50% Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2010


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Major: Graduate Diploma of Civil Law
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.S. (cum laude)
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Thirty-eighth Judicial District Court, Law Clerk, 2010 - 2011
  • United States Senate, Southwest LA Regional Representative, 2005 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills for Heroes, 2011 - Present


  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Zeta Tau Alpha