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.


  • Ruston, Louisiana

Areas of Practice:

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


  • 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


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


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