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The Law Office of Cougle Law, L.L.C. is managed by David J. Cougle, Attorney at Law.

Mr. Cougle graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2003 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  He then spent 1 year as a C.A.S.A., providing volunteer representation for children in troubled homes.  Realizing that he could do more as a licensed attorney, Mr. Cougle decided to attend Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge from August 2005 until his graduation in May of 2008.  Upon passage of the July 2008 Louisiana State Bar Examination, Mr. Cougle was sworn in as an attorney before the Louisiana Supreme Court and admitted to the Louisiana State Bar on October 23, 2008.

During the summer of 2007, Mr. Cougle traveled to the war-torn country of Lebanon and worked with a persecuted religious minority there.  It was this experience that led Mr. Cougle to realize the severe need of such organizations throughout the world for legal assistance.  Domestically, Mr. Cougle provides immigration services for clients seeking visas, immigration and asylum in the United States.

Mr. Cougle is conversational in Modern Standard written and spoken Arabic and is very familiar with Arab culture. He has spent over a year of his life living in the Middle East, having been to such countries as Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Cyprus, U.A.E., Jordan, Bahrain, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Oman.

He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Slidell Bar Association.  In his free time, Mr. Cougle enjoys practicing the martial art of Aikijutsu.  He is a fourth degree black belt, or Yondan, in the Konwaryu Jujitsu Association and often acts as an instructor at the practices held at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Mr. Cougle is also a member of (ISC)² as a CISSP®.


    • Successions, Wills and Trusts

    • Notarization and Title Transfers

    • Power of Attorney

    • Business Creation and Dissolution

      • Corporations (Subchapter S)
      • Non-Profit Corporations (Religious)
      • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

      • Partnerships

        • Partnerships in Commendam (Limited Partnerships)

        • Registered Limited Liability Partnerships (RLLP)


    • Immigration

      • Asylum

        • Affirmative and Defensive
        • Application and Representation at Interviews and Hearings (I-589)

      • Immigration

        • Lawful Permanent Residence (Green Card/I-485)

        • Relatives, Marriage and Adoption (I-130)
        • Removal of Conditions (I-751)
        • Naturalization and Citizenship (N-400)
        • Adjustment of Status (I-485)
        • Employment-Based (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4) and PERM (labor certification)
        • Amerasian, Widow(er), Special Immigrant or Religious Worker (I-360)
      • Visas

        • Fiancé/Fiancée (K-1)
        • Marriage (K-3)
        • Religious (R-1)

        • Student (F-1/J-1)

        • Business (B-1)
        • Tourist (B-2)

        • Work - Visas, Labor Certification Applications, Labor Supply, Department of Labor Interaction, Limited Consular Interaction

          • Speciality Occupation (H-1B)
          • Seasonal/Agricultural (H-2A)
          • Seasonal/Non-Agricultural (H-2B)
          • Spouse/Minor Child (H-4)
          • NAFTA - Mexican and Canadian Professionals (TN)
        • Trafficking Victims (T-1)
        • Victims of Crimes (U-1)
        • Dependent/Family
        • Other


    • Coordination with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and IOM (International Organization for Migration) for Refugee Issues
    • International Human Rights and Religious Persecution