Carlos A. Zelaya, II received his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1992. Upon graduation, Carlos began practicing appellate advocacy in Washington, D.C. He soon returned to his native Louisiana and practiced in a high-volume civil litigation firm representing clients in automobile and truck accident cases, oyster-lease damage claims, asbestos and toxic chemical exposure cases, and industrial noise-induced hearing loss claims. His practice areas later expanded to include complex litigation involving toxic torts, environmental contamination, constitutional takings, commercial disputes, and bad faith insurance claims. Carlos has since successfully represented clients through trials and appeals in state and federal courts.
Licensed since 1993
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||1994||06/04/2015|
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1993||03/11/2014|
|A.B.A. Envtl. Torts and Toxic Torts Comm. Newsl.||Global Warming Litigation – A Matter for the Courts||2007|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|A.A.L.S. Ann. Meeting||The Katrina Litigation: On the Front Edge of Civil, Constitutional, and Environmental Law||2010|
|15th Ann. Tulane Law School Summit on Envtl. Law & Policy||Where do we stand? Taking it to the Limit||2010|
|A.B.A. Sec. of Litig. – Ann. Meeting||Climate Change Litigation: Who has Standing?||2009|
|13th Ann. Tulane Law School Summit on Envtl. Law & Policy||Sea Level Rise & Coastal Risk||2008|
|A.B.A. Sec. of Env’t, Energy, and Resources||It’s Getting Hot in Here: Global Warming and the Courts||2007|