Pesnell Law Firm Attorneys

Born and raised in Louisiana, the attorneys of the Shreveport Louisiana firm of Pesnell Law Firm are available to give you the personal attention you need in the areas of practice that most pertain to your needs.


Billy R. Pesnell – Senior Partner

Billy R. Pesnell was born and raised in Ruston, Louisiana. Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Tau Beta Pi; Order of the Coif; Root-Tilden Scholar, New York University. Master and Past President, Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court.

Born:

  • Ruston, Louisiana

Areas of Practice:

  • Banking
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation and Invasion of Privacy Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Securities Law

Admitted:

  • 1960, Louisiana; U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • 1963, U. S. Supreme Court
  • 1981, U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 1986, U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana

Law School:

  • New York University, LL.B., 1959

College:

  • Louisiana State University and A. and M. College, B. S., Mech. Eng., 1956

Member:

  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board

J. Whitney Pesnell - Partner

Pi Tau Sigma; Tau Beta Pi; Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif. Associate Editor, Louisiana Law Review, 1983-1984. Author: "Contributing Negligence: When Should it be a Defense in Strict Liability Actions?" 43 La. L. Rev. 801 (1983); "The Contribution Bar in CERCLA Settlements and its Effect on the Liability of Nonsettlors," 58 La. L. Rev. 167 (1997)

Born:

  • Ruston, Louisiana

Areas of Practice:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
  • Probate
  • Contracts
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Environmental Law
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Law

Admitted:

  • 1985, Louisiana
  • 1987, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 1988, U.S. District Court, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • 1995, Texas
  • 1996, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Eleventh Circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court

Law School:

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1984
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, LL.M., Environmental Law, 1996

College:

  • Louisiana Tech University, B.S.M.E., 1981

Member:

  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

W. Alan Pesnell

Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif. Certified Public Accountant, Louisiana, 1988. Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accounts

Born:

  • Shreveport, Louisiana

Areas of Practice:

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Admitted:

  • 1994, Louisiana
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 1994, U.S. Tax Court
  • 1994, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Law School:

  • Louisiana State University and A&M College, J.D., 1994
  • University of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, 1995

College:

  • Northeast Louisiana University, B.B.A., 1987

Member:

  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Management Accountants

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Pesnell Law Firm

400 Travis Street, Suite 1100
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Tel: 318-226-5577
Fax: 318-226-5578

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