Charles M. Jarrell was born on July 31, 1961, and is a lifelong resident of Opelousas. He obtained a BS Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1983. While attending Louisiana Tech, he was inducted into the Pi Epsilon Tau Petroleum Engineering Honor Society. He then attended Louisiana State University Law Center, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1986. While attending law school, he was selected to serve as a member of the Moot Court Board.

In his 30 plus years of practice, Mr. Jarrell has handled a wide assortment of civil cases. His primary areas of practice have included workers’ compensation and insurance defense, including construction litigation and environmental claims. He has also handled matters involving personal injury claims, property disputes, family law, real estate, probate, contracts, banking and business law. Currently, he devotes a substantial portion of his time handling environmental claims arising out of historical oil and gas exploration and production activities, commonly referred to as “Legacy” lawsuits. He has represented numerous oil companies, mineral lessees, oil and gas operators and drilling contractors.

Mr. Jarrell is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Louisiana, all of the Federal Courts in Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the St. Landry Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He has also been selected as a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

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