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Paul M. Adkins
Of Counsel, Baton Rouge
450 Laurel Street
Suite 1601
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801


Paul is an energy and commercial litigator practicing in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. Paul has broad experience with commercial and business disputes, as well as cases involving oilfield contamination, mineral landowner and lessee disputes, mineral regulatory issues, and other aspects of oilfield litigation.

Paul has practiced in a variety of courts, including Louisiana state courts, Louisiana federal district courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee.

He received his Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert, Louisiana State University Law Center in 1984 where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 



  • M.J. Farms, Ltd, v Exxon Mobil Corporation, 2009-2414 (La. 3/12/2010) 35 So. 3d 191
  • Black River Crawfish Farms v. King, 17-672 (La. App. 3 Cir 2/7/2018) 246 So. 3d 1.
  • Guy v. Empress, L.L.C, 50,404 (La. App. 2 Cir. 4/8/16) 193 So.3d 177 
  • Duck v. Hunt Oil Co., 13-628 (La. App. 3 Cir. 3/5/14) 134 So.3d 114 
  • Gatti v. State of Louisiana, Office of Conservation, 2014-0863 (La. 8/25/14), 146 So. 3d 196 
  • Barham v. St. Mary Land & Exploration Co., 48,603 (La. App. 2 Cir. 11/20/13) 129 So. 3d 705 
  • Questar Exploration and Production Company v. Woodard Villa, Inc., 48,401 (La. App. 2 Cir. 8/7/2013) 123 So. 3d 734 
  • Ross v. Enervest Operating, L.L.C., 48,229 (La. App. 2 Cir. 6/26/13) 119 So. 3d 943 
  • Walker v. J-W Operating Company, 2012-0662 ( La. App. 1 Cir 12/21/2012) 2012 WL 6677913
  • Hollenshead Oil & Gas, LLC v Gemini Explorations, Inc. 45,389 (La. App. 2 Cir 8/5/10) 44 So. 3d 809
  • Peterson v. Gibraltar Sav. & Loan, 98-1601 (La. 5/18/99) 733 So. 2d.1198



  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Association
  • Louisiana Institute Mineral Law-Legacy Disputes Committee


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015–2022


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After Hours

When not in the office or on the road for his clients, Paul spends his time following LSU sports - whether football, basketball, baseball, golf, gymnastics or whatever sport is currently in season, Paul is following the Tigers.