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Drawing on a broad range of experience in multiple practice areas, our practice focuses on:

1 - civil litigation involving serious personal-injury, wrongful death, business, contracts, product-defects, redhibition, admiralty/maritime (Jones Act/seaman), health care,  oilfield and energy-related casualties, ERISA and other insurance claims, worker-injuries, employment, commercial trucking and private auto accidents;

2 - business counsel (formation, operating agreements, negotiations); and

3 - general legal assistance (wills, successions, as well as select criminal-defense matters). 


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
  5. Probate: 5%



Hourly ($205-325/hour), contingent (33-45%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

McConnell Law Firm

1021 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA, 70503-2435


LAEligible to practice law199608/05/2016
TXInactive 200508/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in LouisianaASLA2014
Top LawyersAcadiana Profile2013
Honors Trial AdvocateTulane Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/OwnerMcConnell Law Offices2011 - Present
Senior PartnerElmore & McConnell Law Firm2008 - 2011
Lateral AssociatePreis Kraft & Roy2004 - 2008
Lateral AssociateBriney & Foret law firm2001 - 2004
MemberDenechaud & Denechaud law firm1999 - 2001
Assistant District AttorneyOrleans Parish District Attorney's Office1998 - 1999
AssociateLarzelere & Picou law firm1996 - 1998
Law ClerkCourtenay Fortsall1994 - 1996
Extern to Magistrate Judge MethvinUnited State Western District Court1994 - 1995
Sawmill ManagerOntario Hardwood1992 - 1992
Reporter/Night EditorAbbeville Meridional Newspaper1992 - 1993
DeckhandJack's Launch1991 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Schools of the Sacred HeartChairman, Board of Trustees2013 - Present
Rotary Club of LafayetteBoard member2012 - Present
Louisiana and Lafayette Parish Bar AssociationsMember1996 - Present
Federal Bar Association - Civil Practice SectionBoard Member2005 - 2009
Federal Bar Association (Lafayette/Acadiana Chapter)Past-President2004 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of the SouthHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Institut d'Etudes InternationalHistoryUndergrad1991