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


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.




  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel - District Representative, Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • Institute for Energy Law, Member
  • Institute for Energy Law, Young Energy Professionals’ Committee Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee, 2020-Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Leadership Class Co-Chair, 2020-2021
  • Lousiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates for the 15th Judicial District
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Leadership Class, 2019 - 2020
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Committee on Diversity, 2018 - present
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2018 - present
  • Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Greater Lafayette Chapter, 2018 - present
  • Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, Junior Editor, 2017- 2018


  • National Pan-Hellenic Council, Greater Lafayette Chapter, 2018-Present
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc


  • 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.”