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Jared E. Nelson
822 Harding Street
P.O. Box 52008
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

Overview

Jared is an energy litigator practicing in the firm’s Lafayette office. He has experience in multiple facets of litigation, including drafting motions, exceptions, demand and settlement letters, discovery requests and responses, and direct and cross examination questions.

Prior to practicing law, Jared served as a Probation and Parole Officer for the State of Louisiana, Department of Public Safety and Corrections for seven years. Prior to joining the firm, Jared served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General handling tort and civil rights litigation for the State of Louisiana.  

Jared received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Southern University Law Center in 2018.

 

Involvement

Professional

  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Committee, Third Board District Representative
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 15th Judicial District Court Representative
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Council, Third Board District Representative, effective June 2022
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinders Program, 2021-2022
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Leadership Class Co-Chair, 2020-2021
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Leadership Class, 2019 – 2020
  • Institute for Energy Law, Young Energy Professionals Committee, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Committee on Diversity, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee, Member
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Greater Lafayette Chapter, Member

 

Community

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council, Greater Lafayette Chapter, Member Representative
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

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Recognition

  • The National Black Lawyers, "Top 40 Under 40," 2020
  • CALI Award of Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy, Spring 2016

After Hours

“When I’m not at work, I enjoy traveling, playing basketball and football, and spending time with my family.”