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James Alan Harrell

James Alan Harrell

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Litigation

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Alan Harrell practices environmental law and litigation, with an emphasis on toxic tort litigation and class actions. He also counsels clients on environmental regulatory matters. Working at the intersection of substantive environmental law, science, and litigation, Mr. Harrell regularly works with a variety of expert witnesses in areas ranging from hydrogeology to vapor intrusion.


 


Mr. Harrell’s practice includes representing chemical manufacturing facilities and environmental insurers in actions alleging personal exposure, diminution of property value, and other damages. He has also defended clients in cases involving claims of contamination from oil and gas operations.


 


In addition to his environmental practice, Mr. Harrell has handled a variety of commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, as well as defended professional liability claims brought against environmental consultants, engineers, and other professionals. He is also the coordinator of pro bono legal services for the Baton Rouge office.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 50%

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Contact Info

Phelps Dunbar

II City Plaza
400 Convention Street, Suite 1100
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802-5615

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
LAEligible to practice law199708/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Mass Torts Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
Baton Rouge Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Assoication's Section of Environment, Energy, and ResourcesToxic Tort Litigation2013
A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions (American Bar Association)Jurisdictional Survey of Local Requirements Governing Class Actions: Louisiana2010
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources SectionToxic Tort Litigation2009
American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and ResourcesEnvironmental Litigation: Law and Strategy2009
Louisiana Bar JournalCERCLA Contribution Actions2005
Louisiana Bar JournalCERCLA Contribution Actions2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Louisiana State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994