Becky is from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and graduated from Sam Houston High School as valedictorian. She attended Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and graduated with Cum Laude honors. Upon graduation in 2004, she was selected to be a White House intern in the Office of Presidential Advance. Following this, she managed the SWLA regional office for U.S. Senator David Vitter.
In 2009, she graduated from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where in addition to her studies, she worked as a lobbying intern at the Louisiana Legislature. Despite going into this opportunity confident she wanted to be a lobbyist, in the process, Becky recognized her passion to advocate for people eclipsed that of advancing large-scale issues. This change in perspective fuels a truism she’s learned about life, “The best things that have ever happened to me are a result of something I thought I wanted not working out.”
Following graduation from law school in 2009, she worked for a year as a law clerk for Judge Penelope Q. Richard in the 38th Judicial District Court, Cameron, Louisiana, before beginning her law practice. Since the beginning of her legal career in 2010, she has consistently practiced family law, successfully litigating complex divorce cases, community property partitions, highly contested custody situations, and unifying families in both stepparent and private adoptions. And in 2023, she brought this wealth of experience to The Johnson Firm.
When asked what she loves most about family law, she reflects, “The fact I can help people on their most visceral level – you don’t get more personal than fighting for custody of someone’s kids or their retirement accounts. It’s fulfilling to go on that journey with my clients.” Further, when it comes to adoptions, Becky adds, “I love that the result is the unification of a family. The day an adoption is finalized feels like a birth in many ways – extended family is present in the courtroom – there’s a lot of smiling, hugging, and, of course, happy tears. And you know you just witnessed a truly monumental moment in their lives. It’s a high that never gets old.”
Becky is the only family law attorney in this region of the state who has been appointed to the prestigious Louisiana State Law Institute’s Marriage-Persons Committee, the official State of Louisiana advisory law revision commission, law reform and legal research agency for family law legislation.
Active in the local legal community, she has served as President of the SWLA Bar Association, currently serves as Secretary of the SWLA Family Law Section and is a board member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Southwest Community Partnership Panel. Becky has also been recognized for her commendable family law services, listed in the Family Law “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers, honored as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, and named to the “Top Lawyers in Acadiana” list by Acadiana Profiles Magazine.
Becky is married to the mayor of Lake Charles, Nic Hunter. Together, they own Villa Harlequin restaurant and have two children.