L. Bianca Chretien was born and raised in the heart of Acadiana—Lafayette, La. In 2000, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she was the editor of The Vermilion, UL Lafayette’s weekly newspaper, and Verité magazine. She worked as a reporter for Lafayette’s daily newspaper for a year before moving on to earn a Bachelor of Civil Law degree and Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., in 2004. She completed mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School, ranked the #1 dispute resolution program in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Prior to joining Knezek Law in 2021, Bianca honed her skills as a civil litigator through her representation of plaintiffs, national businesses, railroad companies, and insurance companies of various types. She has handled cases from start to finish, including conducting investigations, taking depositions, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and appeals. She is adept at discerning the needs of her clients in each particular case; evaluating issues thoroughly and assiduously; and developing a practical and efficient strategy to ensure the best possible outcome. She has cultivated a reputation in the local legal community as a talented and hardworking attorney, a consummate professional, and a good-natured colleague.
When she is not practicing law, she enjoys meditation, learning and teaching yoga, attending live music events, and writing fiction and personal essays.
She is married to Dr. Ashanti Smith Chretien. They have a very handsome dog named Teddy.