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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.




  • Institute for Energy Law's Leadership Class, 2022-2023
  • 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 
  • 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



  • National Pan-Hellenic Council, Greater Lafayette Chapter, Member Representative
  • 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


  • Panelist, “Law Firm Success: Associate, Partner and Client Perspectives” Institute of Energy Law- Young Energy Professionals’ Summer Associate Series, July 6, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "Ethics of Representing Fiduciaries- Family Members and Otherwise”  LSBA Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida, June 8, 2022

After Hours

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