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Penny Leonard Malbrew
Shareholder, Lafayette
822 Harding Street
P.O. Box 52008
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503


Penny Malbrew is an environmental litigator focused on defending oilfield legacy litigation and regulatory issues. She is a diverse lawyer with experience at all phases of litigation and has served as assistant trial counsel in jury trials. In addition to legacy issues, Penny’s experience includes defending oil and gas companies in product liability suits and personal injury and property damage suits.

Penny’s experience includes having served as in-house counsel at Stone Energy Corporation where she managed the company's litigation docket, advised on a wide variety of regulatory, environmental, and safety matters, negotiated contracts, and assisted with other corporate matters.



  • Louisiana, Texas, and American Bar Associations - Member

  • Lafayette Bar Association

  • Women’s Energy Network - Member


  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, 2019 - 2020
  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Environmental Law, 2018
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2014, 2016-2020

Acadiana Profile Top Lawyer 2020


Penny Leonard Malbrew
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  • Panelist, "Diversity Matters: The Elephant In The Room," American Inn of Court of Acadiana, 2012

  • Co-Presenter, “Recent Developments in the Louisiana Oil Patch,” South Texas College of Law Energy Law Institute, 2010

  • Panelist, Louisiana Bar Association Mini-Diversity Conclave, 2009

After Hours

“I am a mom of three boys, and you can find me cheering at a sports complex every weekend.  Watching my boys grow and learn makes me happy and keeps me grounded.”